Gentry Locke’s Monica T. Monday Named an Inaugural Circle of Excellence Honoree by Virginia Lawyers Weekly

ROANOKE, Va. (February 29, 2024) – The Virginia law firm Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that Monica T. Monday, Chair of the firm’s Executive Board and head of Gentry Locke’s Appeals and Critical Issues team, has been honored in the inaugural class of the 2024 Circle of Excellence by Virginia Lawyers Weekly.

The Circle of Excellence award is given to past Virginia Lawyers Weekly Influential Women of Law recipients who have sustained a great level of achievement and record of leadership. This inaugural class of Circle of Excellence honorees includes 5 women throughout Virginia who are inspiring and accomplished leaders, serve as mentors to others, and contribute significant time and effort to volunteerism and/or pro bono initiatives.

“Monica is the perfect attorney to be recognized with this new Circle of Excellence award. She has an unwavering commitment to leadership, extraordinary client service, and excellence in everything she does at work and in the community.” said K. Brett Marston, Managing Partner of Gentry Locke. “She exemplifies all that an attorney should be and what Gentry Locke aims to stand for.”

For three decades, Monica has advocated for her clients in Virginia’s state and federal appellate courts, handling a wide range of cases from commercial disputes to healthcare, property, personal injury, local government matters, and domestic relations. She is actively involved in the legal community, and has held various leadership roles within the Virginia Bar Association. Monica served as Managing Partner at Gentry Locke from 2013-2022 and currently leads the firm’s recruiting, diversity, and pro bono initiatives as the chair of the Executive Board and heads the Appeals and Critical Issues team. She is deeply involved in the community as well, including serving on the Board of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and as a member of the Virginia Poverty Law Center Advisory Council.

The full list of 2024 Circle of Excellence honorees is available here.

About Gentry Locke

With over 80 lawyers practicing across a range of disciplines, Gentry Locke brings uncommon thinking and deep experience to the legal and business challenges of companies, institutions, organizations, and individuals — a commitment the firm has met since 1923. Operating from offices in Roanoke, Lynchburg, Richmond, and Norfolk, Gentry Locke serves clients in Virginia and across the United States. Meet the firm’s dynamic attorneys and learn more about its fierce drive to achieve success for its clients by exploring our website.

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