Meet our team members, learn about our deep experience and discover why we are passionate about what we do through our monthly employee spotlight series.
How long have you worked at Monsees & Mayer? Within the legal profession?
I’ve been with Monsees & Mayer since it was established back in 1995 and had the privilege of helping start the firm. I began my career as a paralegal 30 years ago after graduating with my bachelor’s degree in political science. I’ve loved being able to spend my career helping shape this firm and be a part of our growing Springfield office.
What inspired you to pursue a career in the legal industry?
I’ve always wanted to pursue a career that would allow me to make an impact in my community. I thought I wanted to get into criminal justice but ended up starting my career at a defense law firm before leaving to start Monsees & Mayer. Working as a paralegal supporting personal injury and sexual abuse victims and survivors is incredibly challenging, but rewarding in the sense that I feel I’m able to make a real difference in our clients’ lives.
What do you love most about your job?
I love that I’m able to help others in the work that I do. Whether it’s a phone call with someone explaining how the legal process works, sitting with our clients through tough conversations or providing and managing invaluable information within cases to help them move forward, I love that everything I do can make a positive impact on someone’s life. At Monsees & Mayer, I love that we’re all empowered to participate in and learn about every aspect of the cases we work on. Having that kind of autonomy and freedom allows us to continue growing in our careers all the time.
What would you say is the highlight of your career thus far?
The highlight of my career was working with our attorneys to pursue landmark litigation cases against one of America’s oldest gun manufacturers. The work we did on those cases brought justice to so many families who experienced incredible loss and tragedy. Eventually, the manufacturer agreed to replace the firing mechanisms on millions of its guns, including the Model 700, a bolt-action rifle. Beyond that, the lawsuit hopefully created greater awareness of the defective product to prevent future devastation for those who owned the product. Being able to see real change implemented and some form of justice obtained for our clients was incredibly fulfilling.
If there was one thing you would want clients or future clients to know about the Monsees & Mayer team, what would it be?
I am proud to work on our team because we do things right — every single one of us shows up for our clients and goes above and beyond for them. We all deeply care about helping others. Our attorneys are compassionate, honest, transparent and give 150% effort to clients’ cases. We make sure our clients feel comfortable, confident and informed every step of the way. We’re all in.
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