Monica is an associate in the Labor and Employment section. She advises and represents businesses in all aspects of the employment relationship, including equal employment opportunity, civil rights, employment and non-competition agreements, trade secrets, and wage and hour law. She also represents real estate developers, owners, and management companies in nationwide Fair Housing matters. 

As businesses continue to grow their presence and portfolios across the country, Monica helps clients stay compliant with rapidly changing state and local laws that impact their diverse workforce by updating handbooks, policies, and procedures. She also provides litigation-avoidance advice on how to implement these laws in practice when (1) investigating allegations of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation, (2) responding to disability accommodation and employee leave requests, or (3) navigating challenging employment decisions. 

When she’s not practicing law, Monica enjoys cultivating her drawing and painting skills, volunteering at her local elementary school, and exploring nature with her family.


Practice Areas
    • Education

      • J.D., University of Richmond, 2012
      • B.A., Bowdoin College, 2006


      • Virginia State Bar
      • Virginia Mountain/Valley Lawyer's Alliance
    • Admitted to Practice

      • Eastern District of Virginia
      • Western District of Virginia

  • Represents employers facing charges of discrimination before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as well as state and local agencies.

  • Represents developers, owners, and management companies against allegations of Fair Housing discrimination before federal, state, and local agencies.

  • Represents employers in wage and hour claims.

  • Prepares motions seeking pretrial dismissal and judgment as a matter of law.

  • Prepares employment policies, handbooks, and procedures to comply with rapidly changing state and federal law.

  • Successfully represented clients in numerous dispositive motion hearings and small claim trials in state and federal court.

  • Successfully represented, as second-chair counsel, an employer in a Title VII sexual harassment lawsuit in the Eastern District of Virginia. After a three-day jury trial in Norfolk federal court, the jury found in favor of the employer.

  • Effectively represented a municipality in an FLSA collective action lawsuit involving hundreds of employees. Monica A. Stahly Associate Willcox & Savage, P.C. 757.628.5541 757.628.5566
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