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Monty Gill

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Ventura, CA

5.0   18 reviews

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About Monty

Learn Monty’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Social Security & Disability
    30%
    Social Security Disability and SSI Disability claims for individuals who due to their health issues are unable to engage in work anymore

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    All criminal cases, including all Felonies and Misdemeanors, including DUI cases.

  3. DUI and DWI
    20%
    All DUI cases including DUI with Accidents causing injuries and Felony DUIs.

  4. Employment and labor
    15%
    ALL Wage and Hour cases including but not limited to overtime, rest breaks, meal breaks, B&P 17200, Labor Code 2802

  5. Personal injury
    15%
    All personal injury cases including but not limited to auto accident, motorcycle accident, auto v. pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, dog bites, slip and fall, assault and battery injuries

I graduated from San Luis Obispo High School as a Valedictorian.  I obtained my  Undergraduate training at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  At U.C. Santa Barbara, I majored in Law & Society and Religious Studies, and was awarded the prestigious Dean's Honors in Fall 1989 and in Spring 1992.

After graduating from U.C.S.B., I enrolled at California Western School of Law for my law degree with a Dean's Scholarship.  After graduating, I passed the California bar exam on my first attempt.  

I am admitted to the State Bar of California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.  I am licensed to practice in all the courts of California, as well as the federal courts.  

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Licensed for 25 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 12/02/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Law Offices of Monty S. Gill
674 County Square Drive, Suite 209D
Ventura, CA, 93003

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Posted by michael | January 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Monty representated me and won
Monty Gill is an absolute life saver! He was patient, kind, and professional. He also always made himself available. I cannot recommend him enough. Thank you Mr. Gill.
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved my son's life!
My son ran into some legal trouble and Monty basically saved his life! We highly recommend Monty Gill for criminal defense and for disability cases. I have dealt with several local defense Lawyers in the past and Monty Gill is by far the BEST LAWYER! I was impressed with how hard he works. He treated my son, as his own and worked very hard on his case, as he would have for his own family. Montys’ fees are very reasonable, and he earns every penny. Additionally, Monty Gill is responsive to every question, and answers the phone every time that I call, even on weekends and holidays.
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2020
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Transparent Lawyer
Mr. Monty Gill was a beacon of hope in my Family Law case. His work ethic was by far professional. Mr. Gill stands for justice with honesty and transparency. He is incredibly knowledgeable, accessible, and diligent. He answered all my questions and was very understanding and compassionate. Mr. Gill has proven to exceed my expectations. Highly recommended! Thank you Mr. Gill!
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Posted by Ann | November 4, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable, kind, patient, confident, available, WINNER!
I contacted Monty based on his reviews and I'm so glad I did! From the very beginning I noticed his confidence and experience. I had already been denied disability once, I was at the end of my eligibility period to file disability from past employment, and I was under 50. I did not believe I would get disability, but from the beginning Monty was honest and discussed my obstacles and how my state of living out weighed those obstacles. He was easy to contact by email, text, or speaking on the phone. I never felt like I was bothering him or interfering with his schedule. He was totally present when he was consulting with me. He didn't needlessly contact me. He told me how long I'd have to weight before the next step happened and if it came sooner he contacted me immediately. This is where I'd like to jump for joy. As soon as he learned of the decision made by the judge from my hearing he called to tell me we won! A bit of my stress lifted before I would be notified by mail. Thank you Monty! I think you're the best and I think everyone should choose you to fight for them!
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Posted by Steve | December 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent support for SSI appeal
After years of trying on our own and multiple appeals we sought help from Monty. He effectively gathered appropriate documentation and guided us through a judicial hearing which resulted in an award for our son. We are very appreciative of his responsiveness and results.
Posted by Zila | August 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer you can get!
Monty Gill is a very good lawyer ,the BEST for Social Security cases! He is patient, kind, knowledgeable and organized. He made sure that every aspect of my case was covered. He helped me everystep of the way, and knew the judge. He also knew the employees in the SS office. He is the only lawyer I have ever met who has integrity! A rare find in this day and age. His office was clean and organized, not like other lawyers who have their clients papers stacked all around their office on the floor. Of course we won the case, because I met all the requirements, but having Monty on my side made all the difference in what had been a very stressful endeavor. I could not recommend any other lawyer besides Monty Gill. I would use him for any case I had in the future as well, no matter what the situation.
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Posted by Barbara Roberson | June 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
I hired Mr. Monty Gill to appeal the denial of my case. Mr. Gill was very professional and compassionate from the moment I made my initial phone call. I was provided with a lot of paperwork to complete to build my case stronger prior to our court hearing. Mr. Gill worked hard and was very well organized. Claudia in the front office was also very kind and sweet. Mr. Gill answered all my questions and returned all my phone calls promptly! Let me tell you...this attorney was on the ball...and YES, Mr. Monty Gill WON my case! Thank you so much Mr. Gill!
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Posted by Lynelle | April 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful attorney
Monty represented my disabled son for social security disability benefits. He was patient, persistent and knowledgeable. He endured a lengthy battle and never gave up. He is definitely one of the good ones. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Maurice | March 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the Best
Let me start by saying , my wife has two rare diseases, that are incurable, and both organs (liver and kidneys) will eventually need to be replaced. We contacted several Social Security specialists Lawyers, no one was interested in taking her case. We meet with Monty Gill, and he gave us hope, and gave us guidelines, on how to approach our case, which had been denied. We needed to appeal their decision, and he was instrumental in all of the procedures required to successfully win the appeal. As per his instructions, we provided volumes of medical reports, from several doctors. We listened to his advice, and he in turn answered all our, questions and concerns. He walked us through all the steps , and showed genuine compassion, he wanted to win this case for us. He said we'll have to educate the Judge, in relation to the disease, and hopefully they will rule in our favor. Monty was encouraging through every phase of the appeal, and ultimately he won. The judge told us at the hearing, that " We had a great Lawyer ". Normally these hearings take about 30 to 45 minutes, our was over in 8 minutes. Thank You Monty!
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Posted by Danis Fickewirth | May 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great in Ventura Court
Mr. Gill helped me with filing a motion based on a new section of the law - something that came out earlier this year. It was too complicated for me to do myself. He went above and beyond, did a lot of research, filed everything, showed up to court on time (both times) and kept me updated. Even after everything was done, he followed through with the court clerk to get me the certified paperwork I needed. The judge knew him by name, which means he wasn't some outsider in the court. I'm very pleased with the results and my granted motion.
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Posted by Karin | August 13, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I had a few questions for Mr. Gill regarding Social Security benefits. I called him & left a voice mail and I also sent him an e-mail. He responded to me by calling me in less than 5 minutes. He answered my questions promptly. I was very impressed by his knowledge of the law. I hope to retain him as my attorney when and if I need an attorney for my case.
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Posted by Brian | August 10, 2014
STOP HERE! You have found the attorney who truly cares!
Monty was truly amazing! I've dealt with a few lawyers over my life time and Monty by far was the most attentive and truly caring Attorney that I have known. His superb attention to detail with our criminal and family law cases, knowledge of the applicable laws and background experience helped us in two separate situations in which we needed counsel. He studied our case and found flaws in how the case had been handled and targeted this area to assist us in getting a judgment in favor of our family. I will continue to keep Monty's telephone number at hand for any future needs and I have and will continue to recommend Monty Gill as an excellent attorney!
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Posted by Andrew | January 17, 2013
You want this guy on your team!
I hired this attorney after being referred to him by a close friend. I got a good feeling about him from the start and when he asked me exactly what I expected from him, the deal was sealed. I had been going through a difficult divorce (4 1/2 years) and needed results that would finish it once and for all. This man did that and more, I won all points of my case and now can continue on with my life. I strongly recommend this attorney to anyone who needs someone that will represent them and do their very best to get the results that you want.
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2012
Great Criminal Lawyer
Mr. Gill was my lawyer in a very serious felony case where I was looking at 3 years in prison. He was very thorough and told me that he was going to get the best possible result for me. I am very very happy with the result. His hard work has given me a second chance. I felt that he really cared about my case and worked very hard for me.
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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2010
Lawyer you can trust
Mr. Gill handled an employment law matter for me. I was very happy with the work that he did for me. I strongly recommend him to anyone with a legal problem who needs someone to fight for them.
Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2010
He fought hard for me.
I had an employer who was not paying me overtime, not giving me meal breaks, no rest breaks, or even paying me on time. On top of that, I was fired when I complained about these things to him. I was very happy with the hard work Mr. Gill did on my case and the result he got for me. If anyone has legal problems, I recommend Monty Gill to them.
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Posted by Michele | October 12, 2009
Mr. Gill gave my son a second chance!
My son who is the absolute joy of my life, actually he is my life! He found himself in some serious trouble after getting into a fight and was charged with battery. He felt so awful he was upset, depressed and ashamed. I found Mr. Gill and he instantly helped me and was there for every question every phone call. He treated my son with respect let him know that this would not be the end of his life. My son did everything asked of him by Mr. Gill, the court and the judge. Now its all just a memory and my son is doing great. He has his own place, a great job and continues to be a great responsible person. Thank You So much for that!
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Posted by Humberto | September 23, 2009
A Lawyer you can TRUST
I was going thru a TRO hearing and i needed the services of a lawyer and i was referred to Monty. In the TRO hearing i was seeking to get visitation rights because petitioner was trying to keep him away from me. I called Monty on Friday we sat together on Saturday and on monday morning he was there representing me and as a result the TRO was denied and I got to see my son the Next day.
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AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Monty S. Gill
  • 2001 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Legal Aid Foundation Of Santa Barbara County
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Associate Attorney
  • Norman Dowler Sawyer Israel & Hancock
  • 1997 - 1998
  • State Certified Legal Intern
  • San Diego District Attorney's Office
  • 1996 - 1996
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Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1996
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • confidential v. property owner
  • $150,000.00 settlement at mediation
  • confidential v. employer
  • $55,000.00 settlement
  • Felony, Assault with Deadly Weapon, with Great Bodily Injury
  • Dismissed.
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Associations

  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • California Department of Real Estate
  • Broker
  • 2008 - Present
  • Ventura County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Ventura County Asian American Bar Association
  • Co-Chair
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Ventura County Asian American Bar Association
  • Founding Member
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Ventura County Asian American Bar Association
  • Steering Committee
  • 2005 - 2006
  • North Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2001
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 1997 - 1998
  • La Raza Student Association
  • Treasurer
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Cal Western Student Ambassador Program
  • Member
  • 1995 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's Scholarship
  • California Western School of Law
  • 1996
  • Pro Bono Honor Society Award
  • California Western School of Law
  • 1995
  • Dean's Scholarship
  • California Western School of Law
  • 1995
  • Pro Bono Honor Society Award
  • California Western School of Law
  • 1995
  • Dean's Scholarship
  • California Western School of Law
  • 1994
  • Dean's Honor List
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • 1993
  • Dean's Honor List Award
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • 1989
  • Valedictorian
  • San Luis Obispo High School
  • 1989
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Publications

  • AVVO Legal Guides
  • Information for Small Claims Actions
  • 2012
  • AVVO Legal Guides
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce in California
  • 2011
  • AVVO Legal Guides
  • Social Security Disability Basics
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Rape Crisis Prevention Meeting
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • 2000
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • 1999
  • County Realtor's Meeting
  • Housing Discrimination Prevention
  • 1999

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (21)
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Unknown Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have come to know Monty over the last year and I have found Monty intelligent and very helpful. You can't help but to like the guy. But with that affability is an attorney who really knows his stuff. He is savvy when it comes to the law and how to get the best results for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer and the remarkable work that gets done for clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Monty Gill is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and true credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services. I refer all my clients with criminal defense matters to Monty Gill, and these clients report great results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Monty. He is well respected in the local legal community. A true gentleman in the courtroom while zealously advocating for his clients at the same time."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Monty Gill is a highly skilled attorney, who provides quality representation to his clients. He is knowledgeable, honest and a great advocate for his clients. I highly recommend Mr. Gill."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked cases with Monty as opposing counsel and have a lot of respect for him. He is tough, professional and does not create disputes where they don't exist. He is a great advocate for his clients and works hard to achieve the best possible result for them."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Monty on opposite sides of an employment matter. He was a gentleman, an advocate for his clients interests and a straight shooter. We resolved the case on fair terms - not too punitive but a good result for his client. Refreshing there are good ones out there!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Monty for many years and he has enjoyed the highest regard from his peers for his dedication to his clients and for his work ethic."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Monty. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Monty is a good honest attorney. He has my full confidence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Monty is committed to providing quality representation to all of his clients. He is thorough in his case development and analysis to ensure nothing gets left unturned. His understanding and utilization of the law in favor of clients' interest is admirable. As a fellow member of the state bar, I have learned a great deal from Monty, and admire his dedication."
General practice Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Other
"Monty is widely respected as the top social security lawyer in the area. He has a wide breadth of experience in many areas of law, and particularly is skilled with employment and family law. I definitely recommend him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the opportunity to work with Mr. Gill as co-counsel on a recent legal matter. Mr. Gill proved himself to be an exceptional lawyer. He is knowledgeable, diligent, honest, effective, and an excellent advocate for his clients. I highly recommend Mr. Gill for all legal matters within his practice areas and have no hesitation sending clients to him for counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had a good experience working with Mr. Gill both as an opposing counsel and working together with him on a case. I have found him to be intelligent, conscientious, assertive and practical in his approach to representing his clients. He demonstrates concern for his clients' well being. I also appreciate his willingness to share his professional experience with newer attorneys."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Gill and I have been co-counsel on several cases. I found him to be an extraordinary lawyer and very ethical. I was very impressed by him and by his dedication to his clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Monty is a knowledgeable, and extremely helpful attorney. I've had the pleasure to pick his brain on a number of issues and I have found him to be a thoughtful and insightful individual. He also spends much of his time creating a practice which is very responsive to his client's needs. I would highly recommend Monty Gill."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Monty Gill is a well respected member of the Ventura County bar. Monty brings his charm and intelligence to his practice. He is ready to take on any challenge and to fight for his client's."
Family Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked on a Family Law case with Mr. Gill. I found him to be very organized. He displayed a professional demeanor with my client as well as his own."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Monty does solid work, for a fair price. He knows his material, especially in the areas of criminal law/DUI defense. I strongly endorse Monty as an attorney."
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