Monica Vela-Vick has over 17 years of expertise in advocating on behalf of clients and litigating complex matters including class actions and healthcare disputes. Ms. Vela Vick has litigated from inception to resolution a caseload of primarily public entity general liability matters including sex abuse, bus accidents, premises liability, and general negligence claims. In addition, she has represented self-insured companies and insurance companies in casualty litigation.

Ms. Vela-Vick has also provided advice and counsel for public entities regarding public records, open meetings, and educational issues and represented business entities in emergency proceedings and corresponding ongoing litigation.

She is active in several organizations including the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD); Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA); Baton Rouge Bar Association and Baton Rouge Bar Foundation, President-Elect (2024), Treasurer (2023), Secretary (2022), Board of Governors (2020-present); Louisiana Bar Foundation; Louisiana State Bar Association.

Ms. Vela-Vick is fluent in Spanish.

  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School
  • B.A., Rice University, Psychology; Women & Gender Studies
Bar Admissions
  • State of Louisiana
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • State of New Jersey
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eastern District Court of Louisiana
  • Middle District Court of Louisiana
  • Middle District Court of Pennsylvania