Monica G. McGrew

Associate Attorney

Monica began her career in law in 2011 as Sean’s paralegal and developed a serious interest in the law. Around 2012, Monica moved with her husband to the State of Louisiana and continued working as a paralegal in a firm that specialized in insurance defense. Monica’s passion for the law grew, and she returned to Idaho to become an in-court clerk for the Canyon County Magistrate judges in Southern Idaho. Through these legal experiences, Monica chose to enroll in law school. During her time as a law student, Monica was a law clerk for Sean, Alexandria, and other attorneys at their respective law firms. She undertook many varied legal assignments in criminal and family law. In May 2017, Monica graduated number 11 in her class from the University of Idaho College of Law.

Monica was actively engaged in legal scholarship throughout her law school career. She was a member of the Law School’s publication, Idaho Critical Legal Studies Journal, from 2015 to 2017, and from 2016 to 2017, she held the position of Technical Editor for the Journal. Monica was also a member of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) and served as Secretary/Treasurer for the Law School’s Student Chapter from 2015-2016. She was elected as representative for the 2015-2016 school year and competed in the Law Students for Alternative Dispute Resolution competitions for both the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 academic school years. Monica also competed in the San Diego Defense Lawyer’s National Mock Trial Competition in 2015. Monica also volunteered as a Guardian ad Litem for the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in Whitman County, Washington, where she represented the child’s best interests in court from 2015-2017. Further, Monica worked as a legal research assistant for one of the Law School’s professors in 2016, assisting the professor with research and drafting to assist in the publication of their findings.

From January to May 2017, during her last semester of law school, Monica worked full-time as a legal intern for Walsh & Lewis PLLC. During her internship, and with a limited license to practice, Monica worked closely with Alexandria to represent the First Judicial District CASA Guardian ad Litem advocates in Child Protection Act cases. Additionally, Monica assisted Sean with his Conflict Public Defender and Federal Criminal Justice Act Panel cases.

The firm is glad to have Monica join the team as its newest, dedicated associate lawyer. Today, Monica currently accepts clients in all five North Idaho counties.

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