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Monica Dias

Monica Dias

2021

A tenacious journalist turned nationally known media lawyer, she has been a fierce user and defender of the First Amendment. As a Kentucky Post reporter, she exposed environmental problems and bad practices by state officials and contractors. After earning a law degree in 2001, she became a legal fellow at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in Washington, then joined the Cincinnati office of Frost Brown Todd. She leads the firm's media and First Amendment practices and operates a legal hotline for the Kentucky Broadcasters Association. She chaired Women in Communications Law in the American Bar Association in 2015-17 and also specializes in intellectual property law. She is the daughter of Portuguese immigrants and a graduate of Western Kentucky University and the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University.