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Monica Williams Harris

Of Counsel

P 813-512-3220 F 813-512-3211


Monica Williams Harris


Monica Williams Harris is of counsel in the Tampa, Florida, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice includes defending and advising management in employment related disputes including, but not limited to, allegations of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful discharge, negligent hiring and other employment torts.

Monica also frequently defends clients in actions brought under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and provides advice and counsel to clients regarding structural accessibility issues. She represents clients in federal and state courts and before local, state and federal government agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Monica is a frequently requested speaker before business and employer associations, as well as community and civic organizations regarding issues of Race, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Monica is a former federal judicial law clerk to the Honorable James S. Moody, Jr., United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. 

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Employment Law - Management" (2021)
  • Super Lawyers®, "Rising Stars" (2010-2015)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law LCA Board of Trustees, Board Member
  • Florida State Bar Association
  • George Edgecomb Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National Bar Association
  • Florida Supreme Court Standing Committee for Fairness and Diversity

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
  • Florida A&M University Foundation, Board of Directors
  • The Links, Incorporated
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Law Center Association, Member

Published Works

  • “Intersectionality: Bridging The Inclusion Gap,” The Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer (May-June 2020) [Author]
  • "The 123s of UC's - A Practical Guide to Maneuvering Through the Unemployment Compensation Maze," American Chamber of Commerce Resource, (July 2010) [Author]


  • “Connecting With Your Workforce In A Season of Discontent,” (St. Petersburg Bar Association, Presenter, October 2020)
  • "Diversity, Inclusion & Intersection - What?," Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers, Diversity & Leadership Series (Tampa, Florida, October 2019) (Keynote Speaker)
  • "Advancement Restricted, A Discussion on Inclusion," Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers - International Women's Day Forum (Tampa, Florida, March 2019) (Panelist)
  • “Multi-vocal Conversations: Pushing Beyond Boundaries and Crossing Intersectionalities,” University of South Florida, Office of Diversity and Inclusion (Tampa, Florida, March 2018) (Moderator)
  • “Lei-ing Out Your Future,” 2018 Sisterhood Summit, Corporation for Developing Communities of Tampa (Tampa, Florida, March 2018) (Keynote luncheon speaker)