Monica K. Gilroy
Monica K. Gilroy Principal and Managing Attorney
A founding principal of The Gilroy Firm, Ms. Gilroy is the firm's managing partner and has over 25 years of experience practicing law. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin and a J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law. In addition, Ms. Gilroy attended the Ealing College of Higher Education, England in a study abroad program.
Ms. Gilroy remains an active partner in the Litigation Department as the focus of her national litigation practice includes all aspects of real estate litigation, including property management issues, fair housing, foreclosure and title disputes, broker and agent liability defense, mortgage fraud-related litigation and civil and commercial contract disputes. She also leads the Default Department providing national foreclosure, bankruptcy, and loss mitigation and eviction services. During her career, Ms. Gilroy has served as the litigation liaison for leading lending institutions as well as managed their national bankruptcy litigation program. She continues to serve as counsel for many national and local banks, mortgage companies and real estate industry lenders and leaders. She regularly assists closing attorneys, real estate agents, property managers, title companies and brokers when title or other contract issues arise. She practiced for several years in the areas of estate and trust litigation and serves regularly as a Special Master in Fulton County. Ms. Gilroy has extensive lead counsel trial experience and frequently appears in all of the state and federal courts of Georgia, including the state and federal appellate courts. She is also a member in good standing with the United States Supreme Court.
Ms. Gilroy has conducted hundreds of jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations and mediations and regularly argues dispositive motions of all kinds.
Ms. Gilroy is the immediate past Chair of the Real Property Law Section ("RPLS") of the State Bar of Georgia, which is the largest section of the state bar. She previously served as the Editor of the RPLS Newsletter. A long-standing member of the State Bar of Georgia, she was appointed by the last five Presidents of the State Bar to serve on the Programs Committee.
In addition to the numerous articles, papers and publications over her career, she is a contributing writer to Foreclosure Law and Related Remedies: a State-by-State Digest which is published by the American Bar Association. She recently was published by Thompson Reuters in the book, Inside the Minds: Mortgage and Finance Fraud Litigation Strategies, 2015 ed.
In 2014, Ms. Gilroy also was selected to serve on the American Land Title Association (ALTA) National Education Committee, one of only a dozen members who write the curriculum for ALTA members. Recently, she was honored to draft an Amicus Brief on behalf of ALTA for a case pending in the Georgia Supreme Court.
Ms. Gilroy enjoys membership with the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, the Georgia Women's Lawyers Association, Georgia Mortgage Bankers Association, the Atlanta Board of Realtors and the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. She speaks and teaches on a regular basis at the state and national level to attorneys, real estate professionals, property managers, and real estate brokers and agents on litigation and real estate related topics. Ms. Gilroy holds an AV-peer review rating with Martindale Hubbell. She is a peer nominated Georgia Super Lawyer for three years running in the practice area of real estate.
Ms. Gilroy is a longtime volunteer for the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, serving as a group leader and teen mentor, as well as a volunteer coordinator for the Fulton County Public School System. She is also an active volunteer educator in her church in Johns Creek, Georgia.