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Monty Randhawa

Criminal defense Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   42 reviews
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Monty

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Monty is a highly experienced criminal defense attorney based in San Diego, California, with a proven track record of success. As a former prosecutor, he has a deep understanding of both sides of the law and has tried over 25 jury trials, making him an aggressive and zealous advocate for his clients. Monty has also worked as a supervisor in the general trial unit and has handled thousands of criminal cases, giving him a great depth of criminal law knowledge. With his extensive experience and knowledge, Monty is well-equipped to provide the best possible defense for his clients in even the most complex criminal cases.

Monty is also well versed and extremely knowledeable in handling DUI (Driving under the Influence) cases throughout San Diego County. 

Monty earned several accolades during his time at the San Diego City Attorney's Office, receiving awards for employee of the quarter, employee of the month, and being promoted to acting Supervising Deputy City Attorney in the Criminal Division of the General Trial Unit. Monty was recently selected for the 2023 Super Lawyer's Rising Star award and 2023 National Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense award. 

Monty established himself early as a trial attorney, having won numerous awards for national mock trial competitions in law school. Monty is the clear choice of counsel for any criminal misdemenaor or felony case. 

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Location

Randhawa Law Firm
600 W Broadway Suite 700
San Diego, CA, 92101

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Marco | March 10, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and personalized representation
Monty was extremely personable and super attentive to all of my needs. From the first Zoom call, he made me feel that I was in good hands and made sure to ask the necessary questions to get what he needed to properly represent me. We ended up getting a favorable outcome in a timely manner. I strongly recommend Monty to anyone looking for a criminal defense attorney in San Diego.
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptinoal Service
I hired Monty for my reckless driving case and from the start till the end he was determined to get my case dismissed. He worked professionally throughout the case and kept me notified about it.
Posted by Orville Hillman | September 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
I owe my freedom to their hard work.
A five-star attorney in every sense. Their legal strategy and courtroom presence are unmatched. I owe my freedom to their hard work.
Posted by Takisha Banks | August 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
BEST, BEST, BEST, Lawyer Monty Randhawa.
10/10 stars to Monty Randhawa. BEST, BEST, BEST, Lawyer! Definitely recommend him. His team was awesome as well. Communication was 10/10. Thank you Monty Randhawa will recommend to all our friends and family.
Posted by Andrei CONSTANTIN | August 16, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
Very helpful through a stressful time and a full time job. Got the best results for my case. Would alwayd recommend!
Posted by Joyce Pulliam | August 7, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you for your help
Very professional, excellent attention to the details and really helpful, very clear and quick communication and understanding of the situation, thank you for your help.
Posted by Kiley Shafer | August 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer Monty randhawa
Monty randhawa is a most professional and excellent lawyer. So thankful that he can provide support to those in need.
Posted by Marilyn Deleon | August 3, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Very helpful lawyer Monty Randhawa
Very helpful lawyer, and great communication skills. Everything turned out great for me thanks to him. If I ever need a lawyer again I would definitely be going back for his help!!
Posted by Kristy Rogers | August 1, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best lawyer Monty
Best lawyer I could've asked for. The assistants were very helpful as well and the upmost professional. Made the whole court process so much easier for me and stress free. Highly recommend this firm!
Posted by Jong Pringle | July 30, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thanks again
Monty is an incredible lawyer. He has helped me significantly and I will absolutely use him again, if needed. Thanks again, Monty and his team!
Posted by Mary Wacera | July 29, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Monty Randhawa
Monty Randhawa has been a life saver!! I am so lucky that I found him and his team. I was recommended to him by a friend who told me he was the best. Monty is always quick to respond and communicative and I'm so glad I chose to him as my lawyer. He was able to significantly lower my dui charges to almost nothing and I never had to appear in court, the city was ready to throw the books at me and I was terrified. He has handled everything so professionally and quickly and eased so much of my anxiety throughout this whole process, and in the end I had the best outcome imaginable. Monty if you see this thank you SO much for all your help the last 6 months, I've already recommended several people to you!
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Posted by Margaret Smallwood | July 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY recommend! Very professional and great to work with!
Received awesome advice right over phone! Called me back quickly & turns out I didn’t need his services thanks to his advice!
Posted by Hagop Merjanian | July 14, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I had an excellent experience with Monty Randhawa
I had an excellent experience with Monty Randhawa. Their staff are professional, knowledgeable, and caring, and they were able to achieve a positive outcome for my case. I would recommend them to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney
Posted by Zella Peck | July 13, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Recommend
10/10 would recommend this defense law firm me & my family will use you guys whenever in need from now on.
Posted by Jennifer Horner | July 12, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
recommend to all my friends and family
Monty Randhawa is an outstanding law firm that I will wholeheartedly recommend to all my friends and family.
Posted by Leslie Wallace | July 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
highly recommend
Monty Randhawa is extremely knowledgable and makes every step of the process painless. I highly recommend him and his firm.
Posted by Tara Aguirre | July 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend the Monty Randhawa Law Group
An absolute dream to workout with! Their team is communicative, empathetic, and they know their stuff! I had a traffic issue that seemed hopeless and I was overwhelmed. The Monty Randhawa team was able to not only calm my nerves, but lay out the facts to achieve an outcome that was 100% better than I would have thought. I highly recommend the Monty Randhawa Law Group!
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Posted by Amy Koons | July 10, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thanks
Monty Randhawa helped me a lot with my case,great service and knowledge.Thank you
Posted by Julie Rea | July 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So very helpful!
So very helpful! I was step by step walked through the whole process. I felt comforted and supported by the office. Everything was dismissed. I'm so glad I called them! They're honest genuine people. Not like most law offices that greedily take and squeeze your for everything you have. This law office is here to genuinely help people. We really need more people like this in the world today.
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Posted by Wendy Frost | July 2, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
my case resulted in a favorable outcome
Monty’s strategic approach and attention to detail were exceptional. He worked tirelessly to gather evidence, interview witnesses, and build a solid defense. His courtroom skills are outstanding, and he fiercely fought for my rights. With his guidance, my case resulted in a favorable outcome. I cannot recommend Monty Randhawa enough if you need a dedicated and highly skilled criminal defense attorney in San Diego.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • San Diego City Attorney's Office
  • 2017 - 2022

Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • University of California
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2012

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Smith
  • Motion granted

Associations

  • Criminal Defense Bar Association of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • California Attorney's for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2018 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • English
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Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Litigator of the Year
  • American Institute of Trial Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Employee of the Quarter
  • San Diego City Attorney's Office
  • 2021
  • Employee of the Month
  • San Diego City Attorney's Office
  • 2019
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • San Diego City Attorney's Office New Deputy Training
  • Theft Offenses
  • 2020
  • San Diego City Attorney's Office New Deputy Training
  • DUI Law
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse Monty
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I knew Monty as a prosecutor before he went into criminal defense, and he has an excellent reputation on both sides of the aisle. He is an experienced trial attorney and anyone would be in good hands with Monty in their corner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brilliant trial attorney who brings his experience and skills as a former prosecutor to advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I got to know Monty several years ago through mutual friends. He's been a Deputy District Attorney in San Diego for many years and we used to discuss criminal law issues and cases, and I found him to be sharp, creative and insightful when it came to dissecting criminal cases. And as a friend, I know that he is fearless and tenacious and will stop at nothing to help his friends or his clients. I strongly endorse Monty for criminal defense work, especially in San Diego County."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Monty. He is very intelligent and a skilled trial lawyer."
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