- Washburn University, Magna Cum Laude, 2005, B.A. in Political Science, Minor in Legal Studies
- Washburn Law School, 2008
- Former Assistant District Attorney
- TOP 10 UNDER 40 Attorney Award
- Top 10 Attorney’s Client Satisfaction Award
Monica Cameron is a self-made professional with a commitment to the best interests of children. Monica was raised in Norwich, Kansas, as the oldest of six children. She developed an interest in the law through her love of reading. Monica went to college with the intention of attending law school. She wanted to be a prosecutor, so that she could protect the public by putting serious criminals in jail.
As a young adult, Monica worked with children as a nanny and childcare provider. Monica also learned about the dynamics of domestic violence through her employment at a battered women’s shelter. From 2002 through 2006, Monica worked as a legal assistant at the family law firm of Martha Ortiz, in Topeka, Kansas. In 2005, Monica graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washburn University with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Legal Studies.
Monica’s academic excellence earned a full-tuition scholarship to Washburn University School of Law, where she attained her Juris Doctorate. While in law school, Monica was elected Student Bar Association Secretary, Kansas Bar Association Representative, and International Law Society Faculty Liaison. She was also a member of the Family Law Society. Based on her superior legal writing and research skills, she was selected to mentor other law students as the Legal Analysis, Research and Writing Teacher’s Assistant. Monica participated in internships at the Kansas Association for Justice, where she attended meetings of the Kansas House Judiciary Committee and analyzed proposed statutory amendments; the Washburn Law Clinic; and the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office, where she prosecuted domestic violence cases.
After graduating from law school, Monica followed her dream of becoming a prosecutor. From 2008 until 2010, Monica was a Sedgwick County Assistant District Attorney, handling adult and juvenile misdemeanor and felony cases. Monica appeared in court on a daily basis and became known for her litigation skills. Frustrated with the politics of working in an elected office and the arbitrary sentencing guidelines imposed by the legislature, Monica chose to leave criminal law and open Cameron Law Office, P.A., in 2010.
While managing her own law practice, Monica became a well-respected Limited Case Manager, with experience mediating agreements in family law cases and testifying at trial in contested cases. In 2015, Monica earned the distinction of the TOP 10 UNDER 40 Attorney Award for the State of Kansas from the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys. Monica also earned the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys’ 2016 Top 10 Attorney’s Client Satisfaction Award. In 2016, Monica Cameron and Lynnette Herrman merged their individual practices to form Cameron & Herrman, P.A.
Monica has been married for nine years and has two children. hen Monica is not in the courtroom, she enjoys cooking for her family, playing with her children, and spending time outdoors. Monica also serves on the Executive Board for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk, helping raise funds to find a cure for blood cancer.
- Child Support
- Legal Separation
- Parenting Time
- Residential Placement