MONICA KIM SHAM
Monica’s practice focuses on complex commercial and construction defect litigation, commercial real estate and business transactions, and insurance coverage review and recovery. She also serves as outside general counsel for clients and provides thoughtful and strategic advice to achieve comprehensive business goals.
Monica has advised small business clients in the start-up phase, as well as established international corporations looking to expand to the U.S. market. In addition, Monica provides counsel to clients in contract negotiations, resolves disputes during the course of construction, and prosecutes or defends claims in litigation. Her experience also includes reviewing insurance policies for clients (both insureds and insurers), engaging the participation of insurers when losses occur, and managing the claims adjustment process through to successful resolution.
Monica earned her law degree from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America, and she holds a Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University, where she graduated with high honors in Spanish. Monica serves as the Secretary and Treasurer of the Washington State Bar Association’s International Practice Section, and participates as a mentor to foreign trained attorneys and law students.
Top Women Attorneys in Washington Rising Stars: Seattle Met Magazine (2016-2021)
Rising Star: Superlawyers (2016-2021)