Monique M. Weiner
Monique is a Founding Partner of Kuchler Polk Weiner, LLC. and is also the managing partner of the firm. She has tried diverse bench and jury trials to verdict. Her litigation specialties are toxic tort, environmental contamination, product liability, employment discrimination, and maritime cases.
SIGNIFICANT TRIAL EXPERIENCE
- As lead trial counsel, obtaining defense verdict after a two week trial on reverse False Claims Act and retaliation case involving claims of failure to report under the Toxic Substances and Control Act (“TSCA”)
- After trial court reversed the verdict, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal found that the plaintiff’s reverse False Claims Act cause of action was not viable. See United States ex rel. Simoneaux v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 843 F.3d 1033 (5th Cir.2016).
- Trying to defense verdict in St. Louis, MO, after a four week trial, a living mesothelioma claim involving alleged take-home asbestos exposure
- Trying to defense verdict in Mississippi two separate cases involving multiple myeloma and pediatric liver cancer wrongful death allegedly arising from chemical plant emissions, including dioxin and heavy metals
- Trying to judgment a wrongful death claim for a seaman’s acute myelogenous leukemia as a result of alleged benzene exposure
- Obtaining a defense judgment after a bench trial involving class action claims arising from a plant release for which liability was stipulated, but not causation and damages
- Successfully recovering property damage and loss of natural gas reserves after a month-long bench trial as a result of an explosion of a natural gas production platform for the plaintiff platform owners and natural gas leaseholders
- Defending a railroad from wrongful death and personal injury claims during jury trials in both federal and state court in Louisiana
- Obtaining favorable results for plaintiffs in jury trials in federal court in New Orleans against a national insurance company and BankOne
- Defending the interests of a prominent publication in a construction-related trial in Mississippi
IMPORTANT LITIGATION INVOLVEMENT
- Often selected by a major U.S. automotive manufacturer as trial counsel for cases handled pre-trial by other firms, including:
- in asbestos/mesothelioma cases pending in Delaware and Madison County, Illinois
- in a benzene/acute myelogenous leukemia case pending in Dallas, Texas
- Manages a docket of benzene exposure cases in which she represents several major U.S. oil companies
- Defends management against discrimination complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) and resulting lawsuits
Monique graduated from the Paul M. Hebert School of Law at Louisiana State University in 1994. She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Baylor University in Waco, Texas in 1991, after only three years of college enrollment. She is admitted to the state bars in Louisiana and Texas.
Monique is a native of Covington, Louisiana, where she currently resides. She is a member of the St. Scholastica Academy Board of Advisors, where she attended high school and where her daughter is now a student. She and her husband, Michael, have two children, Alex and Kaitlyn. She is an avid runner and believes personal records are important in all aspects of life!