SHAPIRO & MACK WELCOMES NEW ASSOCIATE, MONICA GUILARTE
Monica Guilarte began at Shapiro & Mack in August of 2007. In order to achieve her dream of becoming an attorney, Monica joined the Shapiro and Mack firm as a receptionist. During her role as receptionist, Monica was always eager to learn more and to expand her knowledge on law. Monica’s passion and determination to succeed were paramount in her move from receptionist to paralegal, paralegal to office manager, office manager to senior paralegal, and finally 5 years later, an attorney.
Monica began law school at the University of Baltimore in the Fall of 2008. While working full time, she would attend classes part time in the evenings. Focused on becoming an attorney, Monica took classes during the summer of each semester in an effort to graduate a semester early. Monica accomplished such goal, graduating from law school in December of 2011. Monica began studying for the bar exam approximately 2 weeks after graduation, while continuing to work full time at Shapiro & Mack. On February 28th and 29th, Monica took the Maryland bar examination. On May 4, 2012, the results of the bar were distributed…Monica Guilarte would now be known as Monica Guilarte ESQUIRE! She will officially become an attorney after getting sworn into the Court of Appeals on June 20, 2012.
While working as an Associate, Monica hopes to expand the firm’s collections department and further expose this new department of Shapiro & Mack. She also plans to aid in personal injury cases in an effort to help clients receive the necessary monetary compensations they deserve. Above all, Monica finds it most important to always be there for her clients, and to do as much as possible to get their lives back on track after any criminal or traffic matter they may be involved in.