Attorney Jay Monico
Jay Monico migrated to the United States from El Salvador in August 1992 and became a United State citizen in November 2003. Growing up in Los Angeles County, Jay witnessed firsthand the importance of obtaining proper legal representation and recognized that he who lacks proper representation can face harsh and long-reaching consequences. Such consequences can impair their ability to become productive members of society and entirely change the course of their lives.
Before Jay became a lawyer, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He shipped out to basic training just a few months after his 17th birthday, Jay faithfully conducted his duties as a United States Marine and was awarded several awards - including the good conduct medal and an honorable discharged. He entered law school in San Diego and opened his own practice upon graduation. Seizing the opportunity to work in a law firm setting, which concentrated in the practice of Criminal Defense, Jay joined one of San Diego County’s top criminal trial law firms.
In his spare time, Jay volunteers as a youth football defensive coach. As a coach, Jay enjoys creating a positive learning environment, where the children learn sportsmanship, teamwork, and responsibility.