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William Leroy Montague Jr.

Contracts and agreements Attorney at Lexington, KY

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Will Montague represents businesses and individuals in a variety of industries regarding a wide range of intellectual property, business, and technology law matters. He is a former equity partner at two of the region’s largest law firms with twenty-five years of experience. At the end of 2010 Will opened his own solo law practice in a local tech hotspot. He now works in a vibrant entrepreneurial space surrounded by web designers, software engineers, video game creators, and other extraordinarily creative individuals. Will is rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings (the highest possible rating for a lawyer regarding legal ability and ethical standards), is a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, and is listed by Super Lawyers® in the area of intellectual property.

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Licensed for 29 years
State KY
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1993
Updated 09/20/2022

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Montague Law PLLC
110 W Vine St
Ste 300
Lexington, KY, 40507-1739

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Posted by Robert | January 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Technology Business Litigator
Will represented my company in a complex litigation case. His well rounded legal knowledge and ability to foresee the direction of litigation was reflective of his broad experience. Excellent attorney!
Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2012
Not only a very knowledgeable lawyer but a wonderful human being
I was working on a startup from my bedroom and had some copyright related questions. I requested for Mr.William's 30 min free consultation after looking at his profile on Avvo. He was quite responsive with emails and was able to give me an appointment in a day after he got all the information he asked for. He made me feel comfortable during our meeting. He took time to answer questions. He was very knowledgeable. In one instance, for one of my questions regarding embedding youtube videos in websites, he patiently explained to me how similar cases were handled in different states. I would absolutely recommend this lawyer to you if your questions/case/situation falls in one of his practice areas.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-325 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Dinsmore & Shohl
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Partner
  • Stoll Keenon & Park
  • 1999 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Stoll Keenon & Park
  • 1993 - 1998
  • Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Samuel G. Wilson
  • U.S. District for the Western District of Virginia
  • 1992 - 1993
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Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law
  • Juris Doctor, with high distinction
  • 1992
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Bachelor of Arts, cum laude
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • Intellectual Property litigation examples
  • Business litigation examples

Associations

  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Fellow
  • 2009 - Present
  • University of Kentucky Natural Products Alliance (Industry Participant, 2002-2003)
  • Legal industry representative
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Kentucky Technology Council
  • Steering Committee
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Chair of Intellectual Property & Computer Section
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass
  • Board Member
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Lexington Vanderbilt Alumni Club
  • President
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Leadership Bluegrass
  • Graduate
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Kentucky Law Journal
  • Associate Editor
  • 1990 - 1992
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV® Preeminent™
  • Martindale-Hubbell: www.martindale.com/ratings
  • 2006
  • Order of the Coif honorary society
  • University of Kentucky College of Law
  • 1992

Publications

  • Entertainment Law & Finance, Vol. 20, No. 4
  • Impact on Peer-to-Peer Cases: Vicarious Liability Claims May Have Their Limits
  • 2004
  • The Intellectual Property Strategist, Vol. 10, No. 9
  • Vicarious Liability and Copyright Law: Breaking with Tradition
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Public Relations Society of America (Thoroughbred Chapter) meeting
  • Copyright and Trademark Law: What PR Professionals Should Know about Intellectual Property
  • 2008
  • Bench & Bar
  • New Issues in Electronic Discovery
  • 2006
  • LITF
  • Intellectual Property Protection for Software
  • 2004
  • Kentucky Law Update
  • Intellectual Property: Trademark/Copyright
  • 2004
  • ideaFestival
  • Business of Ideas: Intellectual Property Law
  • 2002
  • Annual Corporate House Counsel Seminar
  • UCITA and Copyright Law
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (1)
Endorse William
Internet Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Will is excellent to work with and very knowledgable about intellectual property law, internet law and cybersecurity law."
Intellectual property Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked on a federal case as co-counsel with Will and was very impressed with his skills as an intellectual property litigator. I highly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Montague's advice is well-reasoned, and his instincts are spot on."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have regularly seen the postings of Mr. Montague on Avvo. They are way above average in terms of analysis and show a real concern for the individual needs of the askers. Any prospective client would be very well served by an attorney with these qualities."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Other
"I only know Mr. Montague through his responses to questions posted on Avvo. Without exception his responses to those legal inquiries are superb -- they're accurate, insightful, practical, civil and clearly and concisely conveyed. He's a valuable contributor to the Avvo community and would serve any client very well."
Intellectual property Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I've counted Will as a friend since high school. He is an honest and hard-working attorney. I reccomend him without reservation."
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Lexington Contracts and agreements Lawyer William Leroy Montague Jr.
William Leroy Montague Jr.
Contracts and agreements Attorney
Lexington, KY
Licensed for 29 years