Managing Partner Monica T. Monday Inducted into American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
ROANOKE, VA (November 9, 2015) – In a ceremony held on November 9, 2015 at the Supreme Court of the United States, Gentry Locke Managing Partner Monica T. Monday was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (AAAL).
Monday is also a Fellow of the American Bar Association, Roanoke Law Foundation, and the Virginia Law Foundation. She is rated “AV/Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell and in 2006 was named a “Leaders in the Law” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Monday has been recognized among Virginia’s Top 50 Women Lawyers and Virginia’s Top 100 Lawyers by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers, and is repeatedly named to “Best Lawyers in America” and Virginia Business magazine’s Legal Elite list. She currently serves on the Virginia Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section Council, is Virginia’s representative on the Fourth Circuit Rules Advisory Committee, and is Chair of the Appellate Practice Committee of the Virginia State Bar Litigation Section. In addition to her position as Managing Partner at Gentry Locke, she chairs the firm’s Appellate practice group.
Membership in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers is reserved for experienced appellate advocates who have demonstrated the highest skill level and integrity. There currently are 319 Fellows nationwide, and Monday is only the 5th to be inducted in Virginia. AAAL Nominations to the organization can only be made by current Fellows. Nominees are thoroughly vetted by the legal and judicial communities in a confidential process and must be elected to the fellowship by the board of directors. Because of these high standards, Academy Fellows rank among the “Who’s Who” of appellate practice in the jurisdictions where they appear.