Monica Burkoth focuses her practice on municipal liability, class actions, civil rights law and prison litigation. Her clients include municipalities, law enforcement officers, medical professionals and security personnel. Ms. Burkoth has successfully defended cases in both state and federal court, and has an excellent record in obtaining favorable jury verdicts, dismissals and summary judgment rulings. Ms. Burkoth has tried more than 45 jury trials to verdict. She has been included in the 2021 and 2022 editions of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch and has been recognized as an "Emerging Lawyer" by Leading Lawyers in 2021 and 2022, and as a "Rising Star" by Illinois Super Lawyers every year since 2018.
While in law school, Ms. Burkoth was a Board Member of the Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Honors Board, and also participated in several national mock trial competitions, taking first place in the Texas Young Lawyers Advocacy National Trial Competition. Additionally, Ms. Burkoth has assisted in the coaching and mentoring of a number of trial teams since graduating from law school.