A founding principal of Dickenson Gilroy LLC (d/b/a Gilroy Bailey Trumble LLC), Ms. Gilroy is the firm’s managing partner and has over 22 years of experience practicing law. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin in 1990 and a J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1993. In addition, Ms. Gilroy attended the Ealing College of Higher Education in a study abroad program.
Ms. Gilroy began her legal career in a general practice, in which she honed her civil litigation trial skills. She transitioned to a position as an associate in a fiduciary law boutique, handling trust and estate litigation for major banks across the United States.
She came to McCalla, Raymer, Padrick, Cobb, Nichols and Clark, LLC in March 1999 and, working extensively in the litigation group for many of her current lending and real estate community clients, became a partner in 2004 and an equity partner in 2006, the youngest woman at McCalla Raymer to achieve this distinction. In April 2007, Dickenson Gilroy LLC was formed by Ms. Gilroy and attorney Jennifer L. Dickenson, with various attorneys and staff members of McCalla Raymer joining them.
At her current firm, Ms. Gilroy remains an active partner in the Litigation Department as the focus of her national litigation practice includes all aspects of real estate litigation, including property management issues, fair housing, foreclosure and title disputes, broker and agent liability defense, mortgage fraud-related litigation and civil and commercial contract disputes. She also leads the Default Department providing national foreclosure, bankruptcy, and loss mitigation and eviction services.
During her career, Ms. Gilroy has served as the litigation liaison for leading lending institutions as well as managed their national bankruptcy litigation program. She continues to serve as counsel for many national and local banks, mortgage companies and real estate industry lenders and leaders. She regularly assists closing attorneys, real estate agents, property managers, title companies and brokers when title or other contract issues arise. She practiced for several years in the areas of estate and trust litigation and serves regularly as a Special Master in Fulton County. Ms. Gilroy has extensive lead counsel trial experience and frequently appears in all of the state and federal courts of Georgia, including the state and federal appellate courts. She is also a member in good standing with the United States Supreme Court.
Ms. Gilroy had conducted hundreds of jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations and mediations and has regularly argues dispositive motions of all kinds.
Ms. Gilroy is the recent past Chair of the Real Property Law Section (“RPLS”) of the State Bar of Georgia, which is the largest section of the state bar with over 3500 members. In May 2015, Ms. Gilroy lead RPLS members in a three day education summit she solely coordinated. She previously served as the Editor of the RPLS Newsletter. She is a contributing writer to Foreclosure Law and Related Remedies: a State-by-State Digest which is published by the American Bar Association. She is a recent author through HarCourt Publishing on the affects of mortgage fraud in the lending industry.
She was appointed to the Education Committee of the National American Land Title Association (ALTA), a prestigious appointment with only 35 members being selected from the over 9,000 ALTA members. A long-standing member of the State Bar of Georgia on which she serves on the Education and Programs Committees, Ms. Gilroy enjoys membership with the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, the Georgia Women’s Lawyers Association, Georgia Mortgage Bankers Association, the Atlanta Board of Realtors and the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. She speaks and teaches on a regular basis at the state and national level to attorneys, real estate professionals, property managers, and real estate brokers and agents on litigation and real estate related topics.
Ms. Gilroy holds an AV-peer review rating with Martindale Hubbell. She is a peer nominated Georgia Super Lawyer for two years running in the practice area of real estate. Ms. Gilroy is a longtime volunteer for the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, serving as a group leader and teen mentor, as well as a volunteer coordinator for the Fulton County Public School System.
MONICA K. GILROY, ESQUIRE
Gilroy Bailey Trumble