Monique Pressley is a skilled trial attorney, television legal analyst/contributor, crisis manager, radio host, noted speaker, adjunct law professor, certified leadership trainer, and ordained minister.

Originally from Galveston, Texas, Monique received her B.A. from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, and her law degree from Howard University School of Law in Washington, DC. She previously served as a Senior Assistant Attorney General for the District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General, where she was responsible for defending the city’s mayor and agencies in civil litigation matters.

Monique was an adjunct professor at Howard University School of Law for five years, where she taught Trial Advocacy and coached the award-winning Trial Advocacy Moot Court Team. Before law school, Monique served on the U. S. Congressional staff of Rep. Jack Brooks and Rep. Charlie Wilson.

She hosts the radio show Breathe Through It with Monique Pressley, a webcast listened to on weekdays worldwide. Monique is the principal of The Pressley Firm PLLC, based in the DC Metropolitan area. Her firm specializes in complex civil litigation, crisis management and communications, and new business incorporation and development. She is also a sought-after speaker, bringing her “Be the Boss” entrepreneurship seminar and other messages of empowerment to thousands across the country.

Monique has been described as a “new and unique voice on the earth,” delivering well-rooted, well-studied messages of inspiration and empowerment from a fresh perspective. With foundations of skilled advocacy, expressive abilities, and scholarship, Monique infuses her biblical teachings with a sense of history and the contributions of modern thinkers and teachers.

Monique answered the call to preach the Gospel in September 2001, was licensed in November 2006, and was ordained in October 2007. In 2013, she launched Monique Pressley Ministries, a worldwide evangelical ministry.

Filled with the desire to not only share the message of the Gospel but also empower people by providing practical information and insight to help them live better lives, Monique has drawn from her decades of legal experience to offer legal education seminars in areas including estate planning, family law, and health.

Her commitment to living as healthy a life as possible—mind, body, and spirit—led her to assist in developing a health and wellness program for women. The three-month program provides practical health and wellness information through the teachings of experts in the field, biblical teachings related to good health and diet, and an exercise component facilitated by certified fitness trainers.