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Monica L. Simmons

Associate
2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 575-2658
(215) 575-0856 - Fax
mlsimmons@mdwcg.com

Monica is a member of the Professional Liability Department in the firm's Philadelphia office, where she represents public entities and municipal officials in civil rights and employment litigation.  

Monica graduated from the University of Delaware in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.  She worked as a copy editor for a daily newspaper in the Philadelphia area before enrolling in law school at Drexel University's Earle Mack School of Law in the fall of 2009.  During law school, Monica interned for the Honorable Joseph H. Rodriguez, of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and served as a member of both the Drexel Law Review and the school's moot court board. She received her juris doctor in 2012.

After graduation, Monica clerked for the Honorable William L. Witham of the Delaware Superior Court before joining the Delaware Department of Justice's Domestic Violence Unit in 2013. While working at the DOJ, Monica gained considerable trial experience and oversaw domestic violence and child abuse prosecutions.    

Before joining Marshall Dennehey, Monica served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Monica is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and Delaware. 

Published Works

Education

  • Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (J.D., 2012)

         Honors: cum laude 

  • University of Delaware, Newark, DE (B.A., 2006)

Law Alerts October 1, 2019
In this Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) class action, the District Court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendant, applying a two-year statute of limitations because the judge found no willful violation of the FSLA. Under the FLSA,..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter, October 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Law Alerts July 1, 2019
In an unanimous decision, the United States Supreme Court resolved an important question for plaintiffs alleging employment discrimination and/or retaliation under Title VII—is the statute’s administrative exhaustion requirement..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts July 1, 2019
In May, a federal judge sitting in the Middle District of Pennsylvania dismissed a lawsuit filed by a gay aluminum manufacturing worker who had claimed he was subjected to harassment and a hostile work environment on the basis of his sexual..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts April 1, 2019
Dominic Oliveira was employed as an interstate truck driver for New Prime, Inc. under an operating agreement that deemed him to be an independent contractor. Oliveria filed a class action suit, alleging the petitioner denied its drivers lawful wages..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts April 1, 2019
Michele Evans brought this employment action against the City after she was terminated from the Philadelphia Police Department following a positive drug test. Evans’ initial complaint asserted claims for disparate treatment race discrimination..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...

Education

  • Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University (J.D., cum laude, 2012)
  • University of Delaware (B.A., 2006)

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware, 2013
  • Pennsylvania, 2017

Associations & Memberships

  • Delaware County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Year Joined Organization: 2018

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