About Us

Theodore Monroe is the principal, founder and namesake of the Law Offices of Theodore Monroe. His practice focuses on litigation and counseling in the areas of payments, credit card processing, e-commerce, direct response marketing and Federal Trade Commission enforcement.

“Last year we got a 100% of the people who came to us off the MATCH list.” 

-Theodore F. Monroe, Founder of TFM Law

His recent actions include:

  • Represented merchants recovering funds from processors
  • Structured processing relationships to comply with Card Brand requirements
  • Drafted and negotiated contracts involving payment facilitators and ISOs
  • Represented continuity merchants in compliance and litigation issues

He has also fought for numerous companies in suits brought by the Federal Trade Commission and obtained excellent results for firms in the digital products, loan modification, government grant and nutraceuticals industries.

Before opening his own firm, Mr. Monroe practiced law with Crosby, Heafey, Roach & May (now Reed Smith LLP) and Lewis, D’Amato, Brisbois & Bisgaard (now Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith), where he defended numerous accounting and law firms in professional liability actions, and insurance carriers in bad faith actions. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Monroe worked as a forensic accountant at Coopers & Lybrand, which provided him a background in forensic accounting and financial analysis that is unique among litigators in Los Angeles.


JD, Duke University Law School
BS with Honors, Accounting, University of Kentucky
California State Bar
Kentucky State Bar