Lisa Galloway Monzo

Lisa Galloway Monzo

Partner
Location:
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Phone:
724-837-6000
866-845-3375 (Toll-Free)
Fax:
724-834-4859
Email:

Lisa Galloway Monzo is a partner of the firm and concentrates her practice in the areas of civil and criminal litigation.

Mrs. Monzo began her career in private practice in 1992, representing clients in business, worker's compensation, personal injury and criminal law.

She gained trial experience as an Assistant Public Defender, primarily representing juvenile offenders. From 1999 to 2003, Lisa served as the Balanced and Restorative Justice Coordinator for Westmoreland County. She was certified by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency as a Balanced and Restorative Justice Trainer and provided education and training for police departments, juvenile justice agencies, juvenile probation departments and schools, as well as reviewing and evaluating existing programs, services and practices of Westmoreland County juvenile justice agencies.

Mrs. Monzo has also had the honor of serving as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Rita D. Hathaway and the Honorable Donetta W. Ambrose in the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas.

Mrs. Monzo was an adjunct faculty member at Seton Hill University, teaching Business Law in both the traditional and accelerated degree programs from 1996 until 2007.

Mrs. Monzo is a member of the Westmoreland Bar Association, and was named the Outstanding Young Lawyer by the members of the Westmoreland Bar Association in 2002.

She is a former board member of the Ned J. Nakles American Inns of Court. She is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, where she served as a delegate to the PBA House of Delegates from 1996 to 2005. She also served on the board of the Westmoreland Bar Foundation from 1995-1998.

Mrs. Monzo has also been an instructor and panelist for legal education programs, including the WBA and PBA sponsored town meeting on Juvenile Law. She was also selected to participate as a trainer in a statewide Balanced and Restorative Justice Curriculum training program and one of the first attorneys trained as a member of the PBA Project Peace program, bringing alternative dispute resolution programs to local schools.

Mrs. Monzo served as an elder/trustee and as counsel to the Board of Trustees at First Presbyterian Church. She also taught Sunday school for the eighth grade.

Mrs. Monzo received her B.A., with honors, from the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia and her J.D. from Ohio Northern University in 1992.

Mrs. Monzo and her husband, Jeffrey Monzo, have two teenage children.

Areas of Practice

  • 75% Civil Litigation
  • 25% Criminal Law

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999

Education

  • Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1992
    • Honors: Moot Court Board of Advocates, National Administrative Law Moot Court Team
  • University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
    • B.A. - 1988
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Journalism

Published Works

  • "Building Bridges Between Your Court and Your Community", PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency, 2003

Classes/Seminars

  • Business Law I and II, Seton Hill University, 1996 - 2007
  • Balanced and Restorative Justice Trainer, PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency, 1999 - 2003

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Committee of the Year, 1997
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer, 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Westmoreland Bar Association, 1992 - 2016
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Former member of House of Delegates, 1992 - 2016

Past Employment Positions

  • Seton Hill University, Adjunct Professor, 1996 - 2007
  • Westmoreland County, Balanced & Restorative Justice Coordinator, 1999 - 2003

Pro Bono Activities

  • Elder/Trustee and counsel to Board of Trustees of First Presbyterian Church, Greensburg, 2004 - 2010
  • Westmoreland Bar Foundation, Board of Trustees, 1995 - 1998

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Kappa Kappa Gamma