Salute to Success: Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
40 Under 40: Monica D. Barnes
The Florida resident holds workshops for homeless women is committed to improving her community.
Barnes is currently the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Miami Gardens, the largest predominately African American municipality in Florida. She provides legal counsel in land use, zoning, code enforcement, real estate, entertainment as well as general and constitutional law matters.
She is a graduate of Howard University with a degree in Political Science. She then went on to receive a Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law. During that time, she studied abroad in Paris and Amsterdam.
Barnes was named one of the Top 10 Rising VOices in South Florida’s Black community by The Miami Herald in 2008.