Monica Maldonado began her legal career with the Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office in 1999 as a litigator in the Workers’ Compensation section. In 2004, she became Chief of the section. Monica represented the Board of County Commissioners’ Intergovernmental, Recreational and Cultural Affairs Committee from 2003 until 2007 and currently represents the Economic Development and Port Miami Committee. Monica also drafts ordinances and resolutions and advises various departments and the Board of County Commissioners on workers’ compensation issues and employee benefits matters.
Along with her legal work, Monica has had significant responsibilities in office management. Monica coordinated the summer clerk program for the office from 2001-2004, and has sat on the hiring committee since 2001. In 2007, she was responsible for upgrading the office technology and implementing an electronic case and document management system that she currently administers.
Monica taught legal research and writing at St. Thomas University School of Law and volunteered with Lawyers for Children America, where she received the John Edward Smith Child Advocacy Award in 2002. Since 2006, Monica has been a wish granter for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Florida. She also volunteers for an early childhood reaching program, Reading Pals, through the United Way.