Having served as a prosecutor, teacher and law enforcement officer, Monique Scott is uniquely qualified to serve as county judge.
Monique received her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and Psychology from the University of South Florida and was recruited by the Tampa Police Department as a scholarship cadet. She was a sworn officer with the Tampa Police Department but her service was cut short due a medical disability, epilepsy.
Monique then began a career teaching elementary and middle school students in Pasco County public schools. While working with children was very rewarding Monique’s first passion was still the law so she attended Stetson Law School.
After graduating Monique joined the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor. Monique has successfully litigated jury trials and non-jury trials. She gained a wide breadth of experience having served in several divisions including; County Criminal, County Domestic Violence, Violation of Probation Division, Drug Division, Felony Division, and Economic Crimes.
Monique is a board member of the Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers and the Tampa Hispanic Bar Association. She is an active member of the Florida Bar, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Florida Association of Women Lawyers, the Herbert G. Goldburg-Ronald K. Cacciatore Criminal Law American Inn of Court, and the Hispanic Professional Women’s Association. She also volunteers as a guest speaker/mock trial judge at Cooley Law School.
Monique is a Graduate of the Florida Bar Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy and currently is in the 2020 Tampa Connection Class.
Monique takes immense pride in being a lifelong community servant. She works diligently with the Epilepsy Services Foundation with a special focus on children with epilepsy, to promote education, awareness, and fundraising. She’s the secretary for the Sheriff’s Hispanic Advisory Council. Monique and her family volunteer at The Humane Society and Metropolitan Ministries. She also mentors several high school, college, and law school students.
Monique is married to Justin Scott, a chiropractor. They have one son, Carter who attends Jesuit High School and two dogs Cosmo and Tebow. Born in Tampa, Monique is a first generation American whose parents migrated from Colombia.