Monique is a Staff Immigration Attorney in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. She works on all aspects of business immigration, including non-immigrant and immigrant visa matters.

Prior to joining BAL, Monique handled a wide variety of employment-based immigration issues, working on aspects touching directly or indirectly visa processes. She has done a fellowship in Immigration and federal litigation and has volunteered for different organizations specializing in Immigration law, family law and litigation. Monique has a profound passion for immigrants’ rights, justice and fairness in allowing every human being access to the American Dream. As a law student, Monique interned for the Honorable Judge Sam A. Lindsay at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (Federal Trial Court). She also worked with the Small Business and Trademark clinics, handling questions related to the formation of small businesses and non-profit organizations.

Education & Admissions

SMU Dedman School of Law, Juris Doctor & Master of Laws (LL.M.) in international and comparative law
Université Protestant au Congo, Bachelors of Laws (LL.B.)

Admitted to: State Bar of Texas


Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Texas Young Lawyers Association
Immigration and Nationality Section, Texas Bar
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)