MONICA C. MARQUEZ & ASSOCIATES
A WINNING TEAM
MONICA C. MARQUEZ & ASSOCIATES
A WINNING TEAM
With over 30 years of combined experience in litigation, mediation, advocacy, and teaching in general and special education, we are well qualified to provide the personal attention and knowledge clients require, in the areas of personal injury representation, Special Education law and advocacy, and children’s civil rights representation.
Having fought battles on behalf of her own children, Ms. Marquez takes a person first approach to all clients, including those suffering from injury, and children with disabilities who are fragile and vulnerable.
We take your situation very seriously and understand the challenges and difficulties of navigating a complex legal and education system. We are dedicated to empowering and guiding you every step of the way.
The Law Offices of Marquez & Associates
Our mission is to assist and empower families and individuals throughout San Diego County in our areas of practice: Special Education advocacy and related legal services, legal representation related to Personal Injury for Adults and Children, and representing children with special needs in matters involving civil rights violations and injury.
Our Team Of Legal Professionals
Monica C. Marquez
Monica C. Marquez is a civil trial attorney. As a trial attorney for the past 25 years, she specializes in personal injury and represents adults and children. She has a sub-specialty representing children with special needs who have suffered an injury. Her credentials include a certification in mediation, and training as a special education Advocate. Her mission is helping people navigate the complex legal system and do battle with insurance companies who do not generally have the client’s best interest at heart. As a mother of children with special needs, she is passionate and familiar with the issues and concerns raised in school environments where these children are most vulnerable to abuse, mistreatment, harassment, and injury. As a result, she has made it her life’s work to help protect the community of special needs children. As an advocate in special education matters, Ms. Marquez is dedicated to helping parents ensure that this critical phase in a child’s life is protected, well structured, and that the IEP road-map is set to reach goals that are in the best interest of the child.
Ms. Marquez is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley School of Law. Post graduation, she practiced Civil Litigation and Civil Business Litigation where she honed her skills in pleading and practice, law and motion and trial advocacy. Later, she joined the County of San Diego trying cases in the criminal courts. In 1992, Ms. Marquez opened a private law practice and in 1999 expanded to work with personal injury victims. In 2006, she began helping families and children with special needs advocating for children’s educational rights. Ms. Marquez is available for public presentations and lectures to families and other advocates of children with special needs.
A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, she speaks fluent Spanish. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, travel, gardening and singing.
Audrey’s greatest passion is empowering families to fully participate in their child’s education and understand the IEP in order to identify a student’s unique strengths and needs. Her dual experience as an advocate and special education teacher have instilled the knowledge and compassion that allow her to truly help the children and families she works closely with everyday. Audrey graduated from the University of California, Riverside with degrees in Elementary Education and Moderate to Severe Disabilities with a minor in Cross Cultural Language Development in Education. As a military spouse, she understands and specializes in the unique educational challenges that military families face. While being stationed in Maryland, Virginia, and California she has learned from some of the best educational teaching and training practices. Audrey’s classroom experience includes facilitating inclusion of students with special needs in general education, teaching students with physical disabilities and medical needs, providing work experiences and transition services to high school students preparing for the real world and linking them to adult services. Recently, Audrey served as a master special education teacher in the elementary setting for the San Diego Unified School District preparing future special educators.
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187 Calle Magdalena, #212
Encinitas, CA 92024