Elaina M. Monte

Elaina is a family law, divorce, and child support lawyer with over 10 years of experience. She understands that her clients’ are going through one of the most difficult times in their lives. Elaina approaches each case with care and compassion while providing strong and effective legal representation.

Prior to starting her own firm in 2015, she was an attorney at Dennis C. Gaughan Attorneys.

Education

Western Michigan University – Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Juris Doctor, May 2010

  • Dean’s List (multiple)
  • Intra-School Mock Trial Competition – 1st Place, Grand Rapids
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Member (2007-Present)

 

The Canisius College of Buffalo, New York

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science/Pre-Law and Anthropology, May 2005

  • Dean’s List (multiple)
  • Academic Merit Roll (multiple)
  • Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity (2002-2005)
  • “The Griffin” Newspaper Columnist (2003-2005)

 

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Young Lawyer’s Committee, Member
  • Matrimonial & Family Law Committee, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Member
  • Attorneys for Children Panel (Pending)
  • The Road Less Traveled Productions, Board Member (2016 – Present)
  • Western New York Veteran’s Housing Coalition, Board Member (2019-Present)