Monica started her career in Miami, Florida practicing civil litigation with a strong focus on representing injured victims against big insurance companies. In 2013, Monica relocated to Destin, Florida where she continued to work on personal injury cases but also extended her focus to real estate and construction litigation, in addition to local government law. Monica successfully obtained verdicts in favor of her clients in each of her trials.
Monica is a Miami native and the fourth child of Cuban exiles. Monica is the first of her immediate family to go to college. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida International University and her law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law where she graduated Top 33% of her class and was a Dean’s scholar two semesters. While at FIU, Monica studied abroad in Spain with a focus on Spanish and Spanish History. Monica’s studies abroad brought her back to Spain during law school while taking international law.
Monica is bilingual in English and Spanish. She also has a working knowledge of American Sign Language which has helped her communicate one on one with her deaf clients.
In addition to being dedicated to her work, Monica has participated in several organizations which has had a tremendous impact on her ability to lead and network. During all three years of law school, Monica was a Senator for the Student Bar Association and a Florida Bar Governor for the Young Lawyers Division – Law School Students Section. She served as President of the STU Law Cuban-American Student Bar Association her last year of law school. After graduation, Monica became a contributing writer for CABA Briefs, the official legal magazine for the Cuban American Bar Association based in Miami. As a contributing writer, Monica submitted articles on legal topics and also had her own column titled “Dichos de Cuba” which means Typical Cuban Sayings. Monica became President of the Okaloosa Bar Association Young Lawyers Division in 2015-2016 and Secretary of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers – Okaloosa Chapter in 2016-2017.
Monica moved to Knoxville, TN in 2017 and became licensed to practice law in Tennessee in June 2018. She continues to maintain her Florida Bar license. Knoxville has embraced Monica and she anticipates this will be home for a long time. She has quickly become a Vol fan and has already attended several games. She says the best part of those games are the Vol Fans. She is married to Mathew Cacace and they anticipate starting a family of their own really soon.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Business Law
- Real Estate Law
- Medical Malpractice
- Civil Litigation
- Florida, 2011
- Tennessee, 2018
- University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- J.D. - 2011
- Florida International University, Miami, Florida
- Major: English Literature
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Knoxville Bar Association
- Tennessee Bar Association
- Florida Bar Association
Past Employment Positions
Pro Bono Activities
- GAL for Special Immigration Status Cases