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OUR ATTORNEY HAS WON CASES at every judicial level of the state, including the Virginia Supreme Court. 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.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 60%
  2. Speeding Ticket: 25%
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
  4. Criminal Defense: 5%



Fixed (never)

Payment types:

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Contact info

Legal Defense Center

3640 S. Plaza Trl., Suite 202
Virginia Beach, VA, 23452


VAAuthorized to practice law199703/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Satisfaction - Top 10 DUI/DWI Attorneys in VirginiaAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
Top 200 Attorneys ListCoastal Virginia Magazine2015
Membership invitation top 100 criminal defense trial lawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Nationally Ranked - SuperiorThe National Advocacy for DUI Defense2014
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
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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
Justice System JournalA Critical Review of Gibson v. Commonwealth of Virginia2008
Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the LawGibson v. Commonwealth: The Ends of Justice Deferred?2008
Cumberland Law ReviewThe Supreme Court's Dilemma Respecting Establishment Clause Jurisprudence2008
University of Richmond Law ReviewRethinking DUI Law in Virginia2007
Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public PolicyDoes the Declaration of Independence Pass the Lemon Test?2007
St. John's Journal of Legal CommentaryRomer v. Evans: Judicial Judgment or Emotive Utterance?1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Regent University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DAR MeetingConstitutional Law and Postmodern Culture2001