Monica Irelan Karas
Monica Irelan Karas, attorney and partner at Tabak Law, LLC, is a Milwaukee native raised on the city’s south side. She attended the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and obtained a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing in 2002. She attended the John Marshall Law School – Chicago (now UIC-Law) and graduated in 2012 with a Juris Doctor.
Attorney Karas began her legal career in 2000 working as an Office Administrator at a large Milwaukee litigation firm. In 2012 she began her career as an attorney. She joined Tabak Law in 2018 and was promoted to the position of Partner/Shareholder in 2021. Attorney Karas is an accredited Veteran’s Benefits Advocate and concentrates her practice on litigating Veteran’s claims against The Department of Veteran’s Affairs, at the agency level, The Board of Veteran’s Appeals (BVA), and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC). Attorney Karas is a current member of the National Organization of Veteran’s Advocates (NOVA).
Attorney Karas is the daughter of a Untied States Marine Corps. Vietnam Veteran and the granddaughter of a Slovak-American immigrant who was a World War II Army Veteran and a Milwaukee-area Attorney who’s practice spanned five decades. She is the proud wife of a Police Lieutenant and the mother of two phenomenal children and one black Labrador-Retriever. In her spare time, Attorney Karas enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and traveling.
- Bachelor of Business Administration
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- Juris Doctor
John Marshall Law School – Chicago