Monica M. Espejo

Associate Attorney

916-446-2300, x3130
mespejo@murphyaustin.com
Practice Area(s): Business and Commercial Litigation, Construction

  • Overview
  • Representative Matters
  • Leadership

Monica Espejo’s practice is focused on construction litigation and civil litigation matters. Monica represents private owners, public entities, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and sureties on a wide range of issues within the construction industry, including, complex litigation and construction defect matters. 

Prior to joining Murphy Austin, Monica served for five years as Senior Counsel at Wolfe & Wyman LLP, where her practice focused on insurance defense of general liability matters, with a specialty in complex construction defect disputes. 

Monica received her B.A. in Music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she was a Merit Scholar Recipient and earned Department Honors for Outstanding Achievement. She received her J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where she was a volunteer for the Public Legal Services Society and a member for the Latino Law Students Association. Monica is a Board Member for Women Lawyers of Sacramento and currently co-chairs the Career Advancement and Retention Committee.

  • Actively represent public and private clients in all aspects of the construction trade including issues concerning contract claims, delay, and licensing disputes.
  • Represent contractors and subcontractors in complex construction matters from pre-litigation through mediation, arbitration and special master proceedings.
  • Defend public entities, including school districts, in wide array of litigation such as personal injury and employment-related claims.
  • Regularly draft, review and revise construction contracts and negotiate settlements on behalf of clients.
  • Successfully defend matters involving personal injury, wrongful death, and complex trucking claims.
  • Regularly defend and represent clients in percipient witness and expert depositions.
  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento, Co-Chair of Career Advancement and Retention Committee; Board Member (2017-present)
Memberships
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Construction Section
Bar Admissions
  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
Education

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento
J.D., 2007
Volunteer, Public Legal Services Society; Member, Latino Law Students Association

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco
B.A., Music, Classical Guitar Performance, 1999
Merit Scholar Recipient (100% scholarship): 1995-1999
Department Honors for Outstanding Achievement: 1999

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Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP
J. Scott Alexander, Managing Partner

555 Capitol Mall, Suite 850
Sacramento, CA 95814

916/446-2300

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