Trisha Marlana Monroe

Supervising Attorney
(202) 661-5961
(202) 727-2132
Trisha Marlana Monroe

J.D., William & Mary Law School Bill of Rights Journal, Editor

B.A., summa cum laude, The George Washington University

Trisha Marlana Monroe is a Supervising Attorney in the Family Law/Domestic Violence Unit and Director of Legal Aid’s Domestic Violence Intake Center Southeast Project. Trisha represents domestic violence survivors in civil protection order cases and clients in other family law matters such as custody, divorce, and child support. Trisha is currently a member of the D.C Bar’s Family Law Steering Committee. Trisha was honored by DC SAFE with its COVID-19 Hero Award in 2020; by the Washington Council of Lawyers with its Legal Services Award in 2019; and by the Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women Lawyers Division of the National Bar Association with its Rising Star Award in 2012. Trisha also serves as a faculty member of the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence and, in recent years, has trained participants at several national institutes on issues such as custody law, domestic violence, and assisting pro se clients in protection order cases.

Prior to joining Legal Aid in June 2006, Trisha worked for the Women’s Law Center of Maryland (WLC) in the Protection Order Advocacy and Representation Project. At the WLC, she worked directly with domestic violence survivors, providing advice and court representation in protection order proceedings.

Trisha graduated with a B.A., summa cum laude, from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She received her J.D. from The William and Mary School of Law in Williamsburg, Virginia where she served on the Bill of Rights Journal. Upon graduating from law school, Trisha completed a judicial clerkship in the district court of Baltimore City, Maryland.

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