Monica Courtney Trombley

Monica Courtney Trombley

I help clients understand what the contracts say in plain English
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Connecticut, New York
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I’m not the typical lawyer...I’m also a freelance film producer, creative professional (actress/singer/writer/model/host) and a former partner in a small indie film company. I’ve walked in fashion shows, worked on film sets, acted in plays, had creative representation and taken various classes in the creative world so not only have I handled entertainment as an attorney but I also know firsthand about the artistic side AND the production side.

Oh, and I have a sense of humor which may explain my having a blog called “The Angry Redheaded Lawyer” and a podcast called "The Gorgeous Ginger Lawyer".

In case you couldn’t tell, entertainment is my passion. I also happen to be the first person in my family to attend ANY law school and the first in my immediate family to go to college so you won’t find legalese, pretension or a God complex here. Most people don’t think I’m a lawyer unless they hear me speak.

If the typical stuffy elitist lawyers aren’t your thing, you’ll probably get along famously with me since I may despise the elitism more than my own client base does.

However, I don’t do litigation or work for free. I’ve been doing this for over 12 years in NYC and have paid my dues. Don’t approach me unless you are serious about getting good counsel and respect the business relationship.

Practice Area
    Entertainment & Sports Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Appearance attorney (various practice areas)
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $150 for a 30 minute consultation that will be applied to the retainer if hired. My rate is $300 an hour for entertainment matters. I do accept Venmo, CashApp, PayPal and other online methods but will not eat fees charged by any online app pay services.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
ID Number: 427333
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 4506770
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Eastern District Court of New York
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Southern District Court of New York
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Legal Expert
- Current
Legal expert on where I answer various general legal questions. My focus is on intellectual property matters, general procedural matters and specific matters where I have some personal knowledge such as NY scenarios
Freelance Attorney
Monica Trombley, Esq.
- Current
Retain individual clients, mostly in the areas of music and film. Worked as an appearance attorney for 5 years in NYC and the surrounding areas. Currently working with and seeking out entertainment transactional clients
Of Counsel
Law Office of Manuel Gomez
* Pandemic closures have halted this work * Represented clients seeking motions on SIJ petitions in family court, appeared on matters pertaining to visitation in family court, defended + conducted depositions in personal injury cases, appeared on motions + conferences in Supreme Court on personal injury cases and other requested services as part of the work of the firm
Of Counsel
Law Offices of Michael Karlson
* Pandemic closures have halted this work * Represented clients in foreclosure settlement conferences, bankruptcy cases, motions and other matters pertaining to the foreclosure defense practice
Production Executive/In-House Counsel
One Way or Another Productions
Started as the CEO’s Executive Assistant then became a partner 2 weeks after getting admitted to the NY bar. Had a dual role as the in-house legal department and a production executive serving in a consulting/advisory capacity on matters related to film production such as marketing, talent relations, and other matters happening within the company.
Quinnipiac University School of Law
J.D. (2006)
Came in 3rd place for a singing performance in the first year’s show
Activities: Participant in annual Law School Follies talent show for 2 years
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Oglethorpe University
B.A. (2003) | Psychology
Served in many roles including Recording Secretary, Collegiate/Alumnae Liaison, Corresponding Secretary, Publicity Chair and Collegiate Member at Large
Activities: Founding member of the Delta Pi chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau sorority
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Professional Associations
New York County Lawyers' Association
Activities: Served as a chair in the Entertainment Committee (eMIPS) in 2012 and did a forum on the differences between agents, managers and entertainment attorneys. Facilitated 2 film submissions for the Art Law Committee’s Film Festival in 2011
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New York State Bar  # 4506770
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Contact & Map
450 Lexington Avenue #3850
New York, NY 10163
Toll-Free: (323) 487-2108
Telephone: (323) 487-2108
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: Work remotely and typically available by email or via phone during normal business hours (weekdays from 9 am - 6pm).