Monica Goff

Monica Goff

Associate

Monica Goff is an Associate at Carter Arnett.  Monica has experience in civil ligation in both state and federal court.  Monica has represented plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving employment disputes, breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, negligence, civil rights violations, patent infringement, and various business torts.

Prior to joining Carter Arnett, Monica served as a judicial intern to Judge Catharina Haynes at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Career Law Clerk to the Honorable Amos L. Mazzant, III in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, and Law Clerk to the Honorable K. Nicole Mitchell, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. During her time with the court, Monica was exposed to a variety of criminal and civil cases, including Title VII, § 1983, patent, and complex commercial litigation.

Professional Associations and Community Involvement:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
    • Judiciary Committee, 2022
    • Leadership Class, 2022-2023
  • Association of Former Law Clerks of the Eastern District of Texas, 2020–2022
    • Board Member, 2021–2022
  • ABA Litigation Section’s Diverse Lawyers Trial Academy, 2022

Published Works & Speaking Engagements

  • The Judges’ Lawyers. Learning from Law Clerks Squawk Box Style” 23rd Annual Eastern District of Texas Bench/Bar Conference, 2019
  • “Texas Courts Should Reduce a Plaintiff’s Fault Before Applying the Noneconomic Damage Cap,” 68 Baylor L. Rev. 624, 2016
  • “The Judges’ Lawyers. Learning from Law Clerks Squawk Box Style” 23rd Annual Eastern District of Teas Bench/Bar Conference, 2019
  • “Texas Courts Should Reduce a Plaintiff’s Fault Before Applying the Noneconomic Damage Cap,” 68 Baylor L. Rev. 624, 2016

Practice Areas

  • Employment Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Patent Litigation
  • Trade Secret and Non-Compete Litigation

Education

Baylor Law  School, 2016, Waco, Texas Juris Doctorate, cum laude

University of St. Thomas, 2013, Houston, Texas
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science,
magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Texas, 2016
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2020
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2020
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2020