Always prepared for each and every case, Monette’s clients are confident they are in good hands.
Practicing exclusively in bankruptcy, Monette represents banks, financial service organizations, and student lenders in Illinois, Wisconsin, and bankruptcy courts nationwide. When her client’s borrowers file for bankruptcy, they know they can count on her to keep their interests protected. Whether the matter involves a Chapter 7, 11, 12, or 13 bankruptcy, her ability to manage any type of file – from routine matters to complex litigation – offers her clients a proficient, effective solution for all their recovery needs.
Monette began her career in bankruptcy as a Chapter 13 staff attorney for a Chapter 13 trustee. Now, with more than 30 years of experience under her wing, she applies her strong acumen of the practice in each and every case she represents. A client once commented on her work, stating “It was one of the most professional exchanges he’d had in his career.”
In her free time, Monette is an avid reader of mystery and suspense books. She also loves to cook. Her specialty is the ultimate Midwest comfort dish - macaroni and cheese.
Honors & Distinctions
Martindale-Hubbell BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated Attorney
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, 2008
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1990
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, 2008
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 1998
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, 2014
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 2019
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2015
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, 2015
J.D., The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, 1988
B.A., cum laude, English, The Ohio State University, 1979
American Bankruptcy Institute: Member
Chicago Bar Association: Member
Credit Education Coalition: President, 2007-08; Board Member, 1999-2008
Creditor's Attorney Association: Secretary, 2006-08
Chicago Financial Women: Board Member, 2009-current
"The Current State of Bankruptcy Filings and What's to Come: A Look Ahead to 2022," Weltman Webinar, November 18, 2021
"Ask a Pro: How to Manage Motions for Relief from Stay and Reaffirmation Agreements: A Guide for Creditors," Weltman Webinar, August 26, 2021
"Ask a Pro: Navigating Chapters 7 & 13 Bankruptcies - Part II," Weltman Webinar, February 25, 2021