Over 20 years of successful results. Legal problems? I can help. Committed to client satisfaction.
OUR ATTORNEY HAS WON CASES at every judicial level of the state, including the Virginia Supreme Court (See, White v. Commonwealth, 267 Va. 96 (2004)).
Experience with felony and misdemeanor cases from first degree murder to petty larceny and virtually all traffic matters. Regarding DUI/DWI, experience with refusal, elevated BAC, subsequent offense, felony, blood draw, watercraft and even an operating an aircraft under the influence case.
Monte's legal writings have been published in several law journals and his article, "Rethinking DUI Law in Virginia," was published in Vol. 42, Issue 2 of the University of Richmond Law Review.
Attorney Kuligowski has been interviewed and quoted by Virginia Lawyers Weekly and the Viginian Pilot and has been intervied by local television media on landmark legal cases.
Monte has 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.
Monte represents 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.
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||1997||10/05/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Legal Elite -- Best Criminal Defense Attorney, Virginia Beach||New World Report||2020|
|Best Car Accident Lawyers in Virginia Beach -- Top 18||Expertise.com||2019|
|Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Virginia Beach -- Top 20||Expertise.com||2019|
|Top 20 Criminal Defense Attorneys||Expertise.com||2017|
|Clients' Choice Award||AVVO||2017|
|Best Criminal Defense Attorney -- Virginia Beach||North America News -- Legal Elite Awards||2017|
|Client Satisfaction - Top 10 DUI/DWI Attorneys in Virginia||American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys||2015|
|Membership invitation top 100 criminal defense trial lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Top Hampton Roads Lawyers||Coastal Virginia Magazine||2015|
|Nationally Ranked - Superior||The National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2014|
|Regent Law Review - Research Editor||Regent University Law School||1996|
|Founder||Legal Defense Center||1997 - Present|
|Legal Internship||United States Attorney's Office||1996 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Virginia State Bar, Criminal Law Section||Member||1997 - Present|
|Virginia Beach Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||Member||1997 - Present|
|Virginian Pilot - Interviewed and quoted in article||Court Ruling Won't Hamper DUI Prosecution||2013|
|Virginia Lawyers Weekly - Interviewed and quoted in article||DUI case could have impact on Implied Consent||2013|
|Justice System Journal, A peer-edited publication of the National Center for State Courts||A Critical Review of Gibson v. Commonwealth of Virginia||2008|
|Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law||Gibson v. Commonwealth: The Ends of Justice Deferred?||2008|
|Cumberland Law Review||The Supreme Court's Dilemma Respecting Establishment Clause Jurisprudence||2008|
|University of Richmond Law Review||Rethinking DUI Law in Virginia||2007|
|Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy||Does the Declaration of Independence Pass the Lemon Test?||2007|
|St. John's Journal of Legal Commentary||Romer v. Evans: Judicial Judgment or Emotive Utterance?||1996|
|Regent Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|DAR Meeting||Constitutional Law and Postmodern Culture||2001|
|Commonwealth v. Shelby||Not Guilty -- Dismissed|
|Commonwealth v. Jones||Reinstated into VASAP|
|Commonwealth v. Shaw||Reduced|
|Commonwealth v. Wiedenfeld||Not Guilty -- Dismissed|
|Commonwealth v. Heyde||Dismissed|
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