Judge Monét S. Pincus was born in Berkeley, California. Her father is H. Daniel Pincus, a retired home builder, and her mother is Joyce F. Pincus, who is a veterinary hospital administrator. She has two younger siblings, Marc and Kevin Pincus.
Judge Pincus is married to SGM Ret. Danny Allman and she has three step children.
Judge Pincus received her bachelor’s degree in English from Seton Hall University. She received her juris doctorate degree from Mississippi College School of Law. While in law school, she was Casenote Editor for Law Review, winner of the Moot Court Competition and was on the Moot Court Board.
After law school, she moved to South Carolina and worked as an associate attorney for Berry, Quackenbush and Stuart in the civil litigation department until she formed her own firm in 1997, Pincus Family Law, where she continued to practice exclusively in the Family Courts of South Carolina.
Judge Pincus was a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She moderated and spoke regularly at numerous continuing legal education seminars on topics involving Family Law and Solo and Small Firm practice. She also served on the Solo & Small Firm Section Council.
Judge Pincus graduated from the Houston Family Law Trial Institute.
Judge Pincus was an adjunct professor at USC School of Law for four years where she taught Legal Writing to first year law students. She also taught courses in family law at local universities for paralegal study programs.
Judge Pincus was very active in the pro-bono community serving on several committees of the Lawyer Related Education section; Ask-A-Lawyer, Law School for Non-Lawyers where she taught family law, U-Need to Know Radio program sponsored by the Bar speaking on family law topics and a she was a member of the Speaker’s Bureau.
Judge Pincus and her husband are proud volunteers for Meals on Wheels.