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.
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
California State Bar
California Department of Real Estate