• PRACTICE FOCUS
  • EDUCATION+
    • University of Michigan Law School
      J.D., 2007; Editorial Board, Michigan Journal of Gender & Law
    • Rice University
      B.A. in Psychology and Women and Gender Studies, 2004
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • Louisiana
    • New Jersey
    • Pennsylvania
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • CLERKSHIP+
    • Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Donna Woelpper, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia
Monica Vela-Vick Associate

Monica Vela-Vick practices in the area of litigation, focusing primarily on tort, toxic tort, and construction matters. She advises and represents clients in all stages of litigation, including pre-suit issues, discovery, motion practice, and trial.

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Monica Vela-Vick practices in the area of litigation, focusing primarily on tort, toxic tort, and construction matters. She advises and represents clients in all stages of litigation, including pre-suit issues, discovery, motion practice, and trial.

Ms. Vela-Vick defends insurers and self-insured entities against claims for personal injury and property loss. In the construction realm, she represents property owners, contractors, and subcontractors facing a range of disputes.

Ms. Vela-Vick has litigated at the administrative, trial, and appellate levels. Her legal experience includes work on behalf of governmental and public entities and civil work on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.

Having trained, practiced, and resided in other states, she brings valuable insight to the Phelps team. Ms. Vela-Vick is licensed to practice law in Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Baton Rouge Bar Association, Region III High School Mock Trial Committee (Chair), Teen Court of Greater Baton Rouge (Chair), Holiday Star Committee, Res Judicata Committee and Youth Education Committee
  • Hispanic Lawyers Association of Louisiana
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Wex S. Malone American Inns of Court
  • LSU Diversity Task Force (2014-2015)
  • Leadership LSBA Class Member (2013-2014)

Recognition

  • Louisiana State Bar Association Honorable Michaelle Pitard Wynne Professionalism Award (2017)
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association President’s Award (2015)

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School
  • Rice University

Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Clerkships

  • Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Donna Woelpper, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association, Region III High School Mock Trial Committee (Chair), Teen Court of Greater Baton Rouge (Chair), Holiday Star Committee, Res Judicata Committee and Youth Education Committee
  • Hispanic Lawyers Association of Louisiana
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Wex S. Malone American Inns of Court
  • LSU Diversity Task Force (2014-2015)
  • Leadership LSBA Class Member (2013-2014)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association Honorable Michaelle Pitard Wynne Professionalism Award (2017)
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association President’s Award (2015)