Monica C. Pedroza represents clients in a variety of litigation matters, including insurance coverage, products liability, toxic tort, and environmental disputes. She also maintains an active pro bono practice. Prior to law school, Monica was an honors paralegal at the US Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division. In 2011, she was awarded the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for her contributions to the Everglades Water Quality Litigation team.
Litigation associate Monica Pedroza says the influence of her grandparents, who immigrated to the United States from Mexico, has had a major impact on her pro bono work. Learn how.
While attending law school, Monica served as president of the Latino Law Student Association and as attorney general of the National Latino Law Student Association. Having worked with Northwestern’s Center on Wrongful Conviction of Youth and tutored for Chicago Youth Programs, she is passionate about juvenile justice issues and reform.
Northwestern University School of Law, 2015, J.D.
Georgetown University, 2008, B.A.
US District Court for the Central District of California
Judicial Extern to Judge Matthew F. Kennelly of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Summer 2013)
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, Dispute resolution: Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices, The Legal 500 US (2023)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Insurance, Law360 (2020)
Member, Mexican American Bar Association
Former Attorney General, National Latino Law Student Association (2015)
Recipient, Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award (2011)