County Counsel Profiles
Deputy County Counsel
Patricia Munroe joined the office in 2009 and now provides advisory and litigation services concerning various aspects of municipal law, including prosecuting code and land use violations, defending suits and writs against the County, and administering warrants and abatements. She is responsible for the prosecution of felony bail bond forfeitures, insuring that money is properly collected for State and local government agencies. Ms. Munroe serves as the legal advisor to First 5 Riverside, also known as the Riverside County Children & Families Commission.
Since joining County Counsel, Ms. Munroe has had two decisions published related to bail bond enforcement. These decisions set forth better clarification on the statutes that govern criminal appearances and the court’s responsibilities (People v. Indiana Lumbermens Mutual Ins. Co. (2011) 2011 DJDAR 5092; People v. Safety Nat’l Cas. Co. (2010) 186 Cal.App.4th 959).
Prior to joining the County, Ms. Munroe worked 10 years in the private sector for hi-tech and energy companies. She has extensive experience negotiating multi-million dollar contracts, some related to a company’s award of an RFP from both U.S. and international governments, including London and Belfast. As counsel, she provided advisory services concerning all aspects of corporate law, most notably, software licensing, intellectual property development and protection, import and export compliance, real property commercial leases, local and foreign mergers and acquisitions, corporation governance, and employment issues.
Ms. Munroe has donated her time to the Public Law Center in Santa Ana and is a former board member of the J. Rueben Clark Law Society in Orange County.
Ms. Munroe received her J.D. from Brigham Young University law school, where she was an Executive Editor to the Journal of Public Law and a winner of the Woody Deem Trial Competition. She is licensed to practice law in the State of California.