Monica R. Khirallah
Collin County Criminal Defense Attorney
Monica joined the Law Offices of Tim Powers after nearly three years as
an Denton County Asst. District Attorney. Before entering private practice,
Monica was a chief misdemeanor prosecutor and tried over 50 misdemeanor
Monica grew up in an environment where criminal law was a constant topic
of discussion at the dinner table and during family gatherings. It was
at home that her love and passion for criminal law began. She spent several
summers working as a law clerk for her uncles and grandfather at Nicholas
and Barrera, P.C. in San Antonio, Texas.
Monica received her B.A in politics and Spanish at the University of Dallas
in Irving, Texas and received her law degree from Ave Maria School of
Law in Naples, Florida.
During law school, Monica served as the Vice President of the Moot Court
and was a member of the Texas Young Lawyers Association mock trial team.
She interned with multiple governmental agencies including the Office
of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel in Ft. Myers, Florida,
the U.S. Federal Public Defender's Office for the Middle District
of Florida, and the Bexar County District Attorney's Office in San
After law school, Monica practiced immigration law with the law offices
of Saenz-Rodriguez and Associates before joining the Denton County District
Attorney's Office in 2012.
Monica grew up in Boerne, Texas and resides in Dallas with her husband
David, an associate attorney at Vela Keller. Monica and David enjoy playing
golf and watching the Dallas Mavericks. They are the proud parents of
two boys, Davey and Daniel✝.