Monica is a municipal law lawyer, with The Ross Firm.
Although Monica always swore she did not want to be a lawyer, her fate was sealed the moment she closed her first deal at age 10, successfully negotiating with her parents for a family dog. Despite still swearing she did not want to be a lawyer, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Legal Studies and Sociology from the University of Waterloo in 2011. Finally accepting her fate, Monica attended the University of California, Irvine School of Law before returning to Ontario to finish and receive her law degree from the University of Toronto.
Since her call to the bar, Monica’s practice has included assisting developers and other private sector clients, municipalities, rate payer’s groups and non-profit organizations in navigating land use planning and governmental approval processes, and by providing advice on a broad range of land use approvals-related matters. Monica has appeared before the Ontario Land Tribunal (formerly the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal), the Toronto Local Appeal Board, the Divisional Court, the Ontario Court of Justice and the former Environmental Review Tribunal.
Outside of work, Monica can be found playing video and board games, watching the Toronto Blue Jays, and taking classes on her Peloton.