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Monte Edward Kuligowski

Monte Edward Kuligowski

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Speeding & Traffic Ticket

About Me

I'M A VIRGINIA DEFENSE ATTORNEY who concentrates in DUI / DWI and serious traffic offenses, including revoked and suspended license issues and reckless driving. I've been defending clients throughout Virginia since 1997.

Over the years, I've gained experience with virtually every kind of DUI case, including elevated BAC, subsequent offense, felony, blood draw, watercraft and even an operating an aircraft under the influence case.


My legal writings have been published in several esteemed law journals and my article, "Rethinking DUI Law in Virginia," was published in Vol. 42, Issue 2 of the University of Richmond Law Review.


I've been interviewed and quoted by Virginia Lawyers Weekly and the Viginian Pilot and have been intervied by local television stations on cases involving DUI questions.


I have represented almost every class of citizen, including enlisted military personnel, high ranking military officers, blue collar workers, white collar workers, law enforcement officers, professors and fellow attorneys.


I represent clients in the cities of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Hampton, Suffolk, Newport News, Northampton County, Southampton County and throughout the state of Virginia.


I take my cases seriously and work hard to protect the legal rights and interests of my clients.


Serving Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News and all of Virginia.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. DUI & DWI: 60%
  2. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 20%
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Lazaro Grael Blanco

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Lazaro Blanco Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Jill L Rogers

    Highly respected and overall a great attorney. I endorse this lawyer.


    Jill Rogers Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Legal Defense Center

Suite 202
3640 South Plaza Trail
Virginia Beach, VA, 23452


VAAuthorized to practice law199703/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Regent Law Review - Research EditorRegent University Law School1996

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
FounderLegal Defense Center1997 - Present
Legal InternshipUnited States Attorney's Office1996 - 1996

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Virginia State Bar, Criminal Law SectionMember1997 - Present
Virginia Beach Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
White v. Commonwealth of VirginiaReversed
Commonwealth v. SkeistNot Guilty
Commonwealth v. DiazNot Guilty

See all Legal Cases 

Publication NameTitleDate
Virginian Pilot - Interviewed and quoted in articleCourt Ruling Won't Hamper DUI Prosecution2013
Virginia Lawyers Weekly - Interviewed and quoted in articleDUI case could have impact on Implied Consent2013
University of Richmond Law ReviewRethinking DUI Law in VirginiaN/A
Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public PolicyDoes the Declaration of Independence Pass the Lemon Test?N/A
Justice System JournalA Critical Review of Gibson v. Commonwealth of VirginiaN/A
Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the LawGibson v. Commonwealth: The Ends of Justice Deferred?N/A
Cumberland Law ReviewThe Supreme Court's Dilemma Respecting Establishment Clause JurisprudenceN/A
St. John's Journal of Legal CommentaryRomer v. Evans: Judicial Judgment or Emotive Utterance?N/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Regent Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
DAR MeetingConstitutional Law and Postmodern Culture2001