Monique Centeno (Of Counsel)
Monique Centeno was born in Brooklyn, New York to an immigrant father and hard-working mother. As a child, her father served in the United States Army, and thus Monique traveled and lived in various places across our country before making Kansas her home. The experience of meeting people from all over this country instilled a love and desire to make things better. Her goal in life is to make a difference. It was her commitment to the community that caused her to achieve her Bachelors of Arts from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas (2000). Because of her drive to “actually” make lives better- she obtained a Juris Doctorate from Washburn University of Law in Topeka, Kansas (2005).
Monique has focused her career on helping people. She has fought and won for clients whose civil liberties were at stake in front of state courts, federal courts, and the Kansas Court of Appeals. She has handled a diverse case load. She has represented clients in employment discrimination, car crashes, pedestrians hurt by careless drivers, slip and falls, wrongful death, class action cases and felony criminal matters.
Monique has represented women who have been sexually harassed by their employers. She has represented African Americans who were denied promotions and forced to take early retirement because of unfair employment practices. She has won for persons wrongfully accused of felonies. She has successfully tried numerous jury trials. She has tried more than 50 jury trials.
In our community, Monique is active in various professional and civic organizations. She is an active member of the Wichita Bar Association and Kansas Trial Lawyers Association. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and is the owner of The Promise LLC, a local housing organization that provides housing to single mothers in Wichita, KS.
In her spare time, Monique enjoys running in the park and on trails with her rescue dog, Roscoe.
Areas of Practice
- Car Crashes
- Trucking wrecks
- Slip & Fall
- Pedestrian injuries
- Wrongful Death
- Medical Malpractice
- Civil Rights
- Employment Discrimination
- Criminal Defense
- Kansas, 2006
- U.S. District Court of Kansas, 2006
- University of Kansas, BA, 2000
- Washburn University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2006