Monica Doherty

From the Baltimore Sun:

DOHERTY, Monica C. Towson attorney Monica C. Doherty passed away suddenly in Florida on July 1, 2009. Ms. Doherty was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and graduated from the University of Florida. Beginning in 1999, she taught for three years at the public school in Roland Park. She graduated from the University of Baltimore Law School in 2005 and was engaged in private practice when she died. She is survived by her husband David B. Nelson, her mother Mary Ann Popper, father Kevin Doherty, brothers Patrick, Kevin, and David and sisters Meghan and Ilicia, along with many other caring relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 18 at 2:00 P.M. at the Church of Christ, 530 West University Parkway. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: The Women’s Law Center of Maryland, 305 West Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 201 Towson, MD 21204.

Monica was a student of mine at the University of Baltimore School of Law about 5 years ago. She was a good student and an extremely pleasant and likable woman. I stayed in touch with her more than most students. I have not had contact with her in a few years, but I followed her Facebook. Her death is just an absolute tragedy.