Monica Gant Moton is an associate attorney at deGravelles & Palmintier. She was born in Natchitoches, Louisiana into a military family. Upon her graduation from Leilehua High School in Wahiawa, Hawaii, she immediately began to serve in the U.S. Army Reserves as an Operating Room Technician until she was honorably discharged in January 1998. She attended Louisiana State University, and she graduated in May 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Political Science.
Monica then pursued her law degree at Southern University Law Center, and she graduated in May 2000. While in law school, she worked as a teaching assistant in legal writing for Prof. Judith Perhay in addition to being a Rule XX student with Southern University Law Center’s criminal law clinic and handling cases at Baton Rouge City Court. Upon graduating from law school, she was provided with invaluable opportunities to matriculate as a law clerk for the Fourteenth Judicial District Court, Third Circuit Court of Appeals as a criminal appellate staff member and the Hon. Terri F. Love of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Monica provides a unique perspective for the cases she handles because she has been fortunate enough to practice with both plaintiff and defense-oriented law firms. Monica successfully completed forty hours of mediator training at the University of Houston School of Law, which she utilizes daily in her practice. She has been honored to serve as the Vice-President of the Southwest Bar Association and President of the 40th Judicial Bar Association.
When Monica is not practicing law, she enjoys spending time with her husband Cedric and her son Miles.