About Our Firm

ABOUT US

Welcome to Givens & Larmond Law

Givens & Larmond Law Group is a boutique law firm providing efficient, reliable, modern-day legal services. Our firm is a 100% minority owned business. We are dedicated to assisting our clients by providing bundled and unbundled services in the areas of business and transactional law, personal injury and family law. Our attorneys represent clients from all walks of life and are committed to providing access to efficient, reliable, modern day legal services. When you choose Givens & Larmond Law Group, you are choosing a 21st century law firm. Technology is a big part of our everyday lives and we strive to provide stellar legal representation by making it easy for our clients connect with us and stay updated on their legal matters.

Our Vision

Due to our diverse backgrounds and unique experiences we have the ability the connect with clients from all walks of life. Our job is more than just representing a client, it is representing a community.

Communication is key

Technology is a big part of our everyday lives and we strive to provide efficient legal representation by making it easy for our clients connect with us and stay updated on their legal matters.

Efficiency

We are dedicated to assisting our clients by providing bundled and unbundled services in the areas of business law, personal injury, family law, and real estate transactions in an effort to provide the most comprehensive and flexible services to our clients.

Shattering Glass Ceilings

Our attorneys continue to break legal barriers and represent the less than 5% of Black and Latina women in the legal field. When you hire us, you are working with attorneys who understand the importance of having access to reliable and efficient legal representation.

Reliability

Our clients know they can depend on our team to be there for them 24/7.

Meet Our Team

Monique Larmond

Monique Larmond

Partner

Monique S. Larmond began her career as a litigator and transitioned to transactional law, focused in commercial real estate and business, with an emphasis in contract drafting for commercial sales, leasing, transactions, low-income housing finance, business formation and operation of various types of business entities.

Briana Givens

Briana Givens

Partner

Briana M. Givens is a founding partner of Givens & Larmond Law Group. She represents clients in personal injury matters who sustain serious injuries. Ms. Givens has extensive experience in automobile accidents, sexual assault matters, premises liability, products liability, and pharmaceutical class action lawsuits.

Business – Intellectual Property – Real Estate – Family Law

Bold Legal Protection

 

Attorney Monique Larmond is a co-founder of Givens & Larmond Law Group and is a licensed Realtor in the State of California. She began her legal career as a litigator and transitioned to transactional law, focused in commercial real estate and business transactions, which includes representing clients in business and real estate transactions, with an emphasis in contract drafting for commercial sales and leasing, business formations and operation of various types of business entities, and protecting brand ownership through trademark registrations. Ms. Larmond has helped numerous entrepreneurs to form their businesses, insulate their businesses, and protect their brands. She is passionate about helping others to secure generational wealth through business and real estate. More recently, Ms. Larmond has further helped the firm’s family law clients to secure and protect their personal assets through pre-martial and martial settlement agreements.

Ms. Larmond earned her Juris Doctorate with cum laude honors from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in May of 2017. While in law school, Ms. Larmond was the Managing Editor for the Thomas Jefferson Law Review, alongside her business partner, Briana Givens, where they made history as the first all black women managing board in California. She also completed a judicial externship with the Honorable John A. Houston, a United States Federal District Court Judge, where she had multiple opinions published. Additionally, Ms. Larmond volunteered with the Small Business Law Clinic where she received substantial client service and contract drafting skills to best help small businesses.

Ms. Larmond earned her Masters in Business Management with a concentration in Sports from Manhatanville College and her Bachelors in Economics from the State University of New York, Binghamton University. Ms. Larmond is licensed to practice law in California. She is a committee member of the San Diego Lawyer’s Club, the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association, the Real Property Law Section of the San Diego Bar Association, the National Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association-Solo/Small firm section, and the John M. Langston Bar Association of Los Angeles. Ms. Larmond is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Ms. Larmond is a New York City native with Jamaican roots. Her family immigrated to the states in the late 80’s. They have always pushed her and encouraged her to work hard and shoot for the stars, which is how she became the first attorney in her family. When she’s not working, she enjoys exploring the beautiful views of Southern California, cooking delicious Jamaican meals and spending time with her loved ones.

Monique S. Larmond

Lawyer

Organizations

Executive Committee Member of California Lawyers Association Solo & Small Firms Section
San Diego County Bar Association 
Los Angeles County Bar Association 
The National Bar Association
Lawyers Club of San Diego 
Women of Color in the Law
Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association
John M. Langston Bar Association of Los Angeles
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Awards & Recognitions

 Witkin Award for Academic Excellence
CALI Excellence for the Future
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Jefferson Medal
Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation Scholarship Recipient
2017 NBLSA Young Women in Leadership Award

Admissions:

California State Bar
California Department of Real Estate

Personal Injury – Premises & Product Liability – Family Law

Years of dedicated experience

 

Attorney Briana M. Givens is a founding partner of Givens & Larmond Law Group. She represents clients in personal injury matters who sustain serious injuries. Ms.Givens has extensive experience in automobile accidents, sexual assault matters, premises liability, products liability, and pharmaceutical class action lawsuits.

Prior to starting Givens & Larmond Law Group, Ms. Givens was selected as a Diversity Fellow through the San Diego County Bar Association’s Diversity Fellowship Program. Ms. Givens did her fellowship as a law clerk at defense firm Andrews Lagasse Branch & Bell LLP where she gained experience defending corporations in employment lawsuits. Thereafter, Ms. Givens was hired as a law clerk and associate attorney at one of the top personal injury firms in San Diego, Casey Gerry. Ms. Givens represented clients with catastrophic injuries in complex litigation matters. Briana has settled multi-million dollar lawsuits against the government and large corporations.

Ms. Givens earned her Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. During law school, she published her law review Note and was elected as the Executive editor of the Thomas Jefferson Law Review. Ms. Givens and her Managing Board peers made history when they became The First All Black Women Law Review Managing Board in California.

Ms. Givens graduated cum laude from the University of California, Riverside. While at UCR, she worked for AmeriCorps and the UCR Recreation Center while being a full-time student. She also received an Associate’s Degree from Cerritos College.

Ms. Givens is first-generation Mexican American and Black woman. Her mother is from Mexico. She was born and raised in Palm Springs, California and has lived throughout southern California. She speaks Spanish and enjoys playing basketball and watching sports.

Briana M. Givens

Lawyer

Organizations

Executive Committee Member of California Lawyers Association Solo & Small Firms Section
San Diego County Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Lawyers Club of San Diego
Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
Women of Color in the Law
Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association
John M. Langston Bar Association of Los Angeles

Awards & Recognitions

Witkin Award for Academic Excellence
CALI Excellence for the Future
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Jefferson Medal
Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation Scholarship Recipient
2017 NBLSA Young Women in Leadership Award

Admissions

California State Bar

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What People Say About Our Firm

It is an absolute pleasure being a client of Givens & Larmond Law Group. They are very professional and a great source of information and advice. I’m located in New York and despite the distance and time difference I always forgot they were based in San Diego as they were very accommodating. They exceeded my expectations and I’m sure they will do the same for you!

Saidat A.
New York, NY

By far one of the most professional experiences I have had with a legal team. Larmond was very knowledgeable and kind. Her knack for communication allowed for a successful outcome with my concerns. I am so glad to have a lawyer I can count on.

Kristen J.
Miami, FL