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Monica Matias is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Services Department. She litigates a broad range of cases in state and federal courts. Her experience includes drafting pleadings, facilitating pre-trial discovery and document production, motion practice, and drafting dispositive motions. While in law school, Ms. Matias served as a legal extern to the Honorable Richard G. Andrews at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, where she conducted legal research and drafted memorandum on issues including statutes of limitation and remedies for breach of contract.

Prior to law school, Ms. Matias was a Division I tennis player at the University of Central Florida where she finished as the program’s All-Time Wins Leader. Ms. Matias was also part of the Puerto Rico National Tennis Team where she played alongside Olympic Gold Medalist, Monica Puig, and earned a bronze medal for Puerto Rico in the Central American and Caribbean Games.

Community & Pro Bono

  • Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer
  • SBP, Volunteer
  • Villanova Clinic for Asylum, Refugee, and Emigrant Services, Translator
  • Feeding Children Everywhere, Volunteer
  • Knights Without Borders, Volunteer

Education

  • Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2021
  • University of Central Florida, B.A. in Human Communication, cum laude, 2018

Languages

  • Spanish – fluent

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2021

Professional Affiliations

  • Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania, Member
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member

Other Distinctions

  • Villanova Environmental Law Journal, Managing Editor of Student Works and Diversity Editor
  • Law school awards include: Jan Jancin Award presented by the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation; International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award; and Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania Legal Education Fund scholarship recipient