Monique Pressley is a skilled trial attorney, television commentator, crisis manager, noted speaker, certified leadership trainer and ordained minister. She has appeared on national and international news networks, including ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News, and appeared regularly as a legal analyst on NewsOne Now with Roland Martin on TV One. Monique’s work has also been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and Essence Magazine among others. Monique is CEO of Monique Pressley Enterprises LLC and Principal of The Pressley Firm PLLC, a crisis management and communications firm based in Washington, DC. She hosted the radio show, Breathe Through It with Monique Pressley, a webcast listened to weekdays around the world. Originally from Galveston, TX, Monique received her B.A. from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX 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 the defense of the city’s mayor and agencies in civil litigation matters and 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. Monique served on the U. S. Congressional staffs of Rep. Jack Brooks and Rep. Charlie Wilson. She is also a sought-after speaker, bringing messages of empowerment to thousands across the United States.