Attorney Monnett G. De La Torre

Monnett De La Torre

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Monnett G. De La Torre
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Monnett G. De La Torre
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Professional Experience

An adept litigator, Monnett represents and advises employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. She has extensive experience representing employers in single plaintiff and class action litigation including matters involving race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, and age discrimination and harassment; wrongful termination; retaliation; wage and hour laws (including exemption, off-the-clock, meal and rest break, and termination pay issues); unfair labor practices; and representative actions brought under the California Private Attorney General Act ("PAGA"). She has represented non-unionized employers before the Agricultural Labor Relations Board. She has wide-ranging trial experience, from jury trials in California state court, to private arbitrations and administrative hearings. She has experience preparing appellate briefs and has argued before the 4th District Court of Appeal. . She has also conducted several internal investigations of complaints regarding harassment, discrimination, retaliation and fraud for private business employers and school districts

Prior to joining LightGabler, Monnett practiced in downtown Los Angeles and San Diego. She has been named as a Southern California “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers. She has been named as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” by the Pacific Coast Business Times and nominated in consecutive years for the “Daily Transcripts Top Young Attorneys."

Monnett De La Torre litigates a wide variety of disputed matters and counsels employers in all aspects of employment law, including:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Breach of contract
  • Wage and hour violations
  • Class action defense
  • Defamation
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Protection of employer trade secrets and confidential information
  • Unfair business practices
  • 132a claims
  • Serious and willful claims


Monnett is an active member of the Ventura County Bar Association and the Women Lawyers of Ventura County.


Monnett attended the University of California, San Diego and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 2006. She earned her Juris Doctorate in 2010 from the New England School of Law, where she was on the dean's list for consecutive years.


Originally from San Diego, Monnett now resides in Ventura with her husband and two children. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, live music and sporting events.