Monica is a paralegal based in Taft’s Indianapolis office. Supporting Taft’s litigation attorneys, Monica has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, including class actions, antitrust cases, construction and product liability matters.

As an integral part of the litigation team with more than 25 years of experience, Monica drafts pleadings, discovery requests, reviews documents, conducts legal research, investigates case facts and attends depositions, hearings and trials. In addition, she uses her technology skills and experience to prepare visual demonstrative exhibits and presentation slides for use at mediations and in the courtroom, as well as assisting attorneys and clients in the navigation of e-discovery. Monica is an Indiana Registered Paralegal (IRP).

Monica has worked in a variety of settings including in a small plaintiff’s firm working on class actions and multi-district litigation matters and a large healthcare law firm working in the area of medical malpractice defense.


  • Honoree, Affiliate Member Award, Indiana State Bar Association (2016)

  • Honoree, Lifetime Achievement Award, Indiana Paralegal Association (2011)

  • Honoree, Outstanding Board Member of the Year, Indiana Paralegal Association (2009)

All Service Areas


  • Ball State University

    Bachelor’s degree in legal studies

Speeches and Publications

  • “MS PowerPoint for Courtroom and Client Presentations,” Unleashing the Power of  Microsoft Office and Adobe for Lawyers, National Business Institute (July 2018)
  • “Tracking and Referencing Documents during Investigation,” Professional Development Conference, Central Indiana Chapter Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Professional Development Conference (Sept. 2013)
  • “Creating a Trial Notebook,” Trial Preparation From Start to Finish for Paralegals, Institute for Paralegal Education (Oct. 2012)

Professional Affiliations

  • Indiana Paralegal Association

    Past president (1997-1998, 2007-2009, 2012-2014)
    Past vice-president
    Past secretary
    Past CLE director
    Past parliamentarian
    Past technology director

  • National Federation of Paralegal Associations


  • Indianapolis Bar Association


  • Indiana State Bar Association

    Vice-chair, Affiliate Membership Committee (2018-present)
    Member, Affiliate Membership Committee (2011-present)
    Member, Future of the Provision of Legal Services Committee (2016)

Community Involvement

  • Ball State University

    Advisory board member, legal studies program (2003-present)

  • Heartland Pro Bono Council

    Past board member (2009-2016)