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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 a member of the Ventura County Bar Association.  I am licensed to practice in all the courts of California, as well as the federal courts.  


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 20%
  2. Employment: 20%
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
  4. Social Security: 20%
  5. Criminal Defense: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    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.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Monty S. Gill

674 County Square Drive, # 310
Ventura, CA, 93003


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Dean's ScholarshipCalifornia Western School of Law1996
Pro Bono Honor Society AwardCalifornia Western School of Law1995
Dean's ScholarshipCalifornia Western School of Law1995
Pro Bono Honor Society AwardCal Western1995
Dean's ScholarshipCalifornia Western School of Law1994
Dean's Honor ListUC Santa Barbara1993
Dean's Honor List AwardUC Santa Barbara1989
ValedictorianSan Luis Obispo High School1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Monty S. Gill2001 - Present
Managing AttorneyLegal Aid Foundation Of Santa Barbara County1998 - 2001
Associate AttorneyNorman Dowler Sawyer Israel & Hancock1997 - 1998
State Certified Legal InternSan Diego District Attorney's Office1996 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesMember2013 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Ventura County Coastal Association of RealtorsMember2010 - Present
Ventura County Coastal Association of RealtorsMember2008 - Present
California Department of Real EstateBroker2008 - Present
Ventura County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1997 - Present
Ventura County Asian American Bar AssociationCo-Chair2005 - 2006
Ventura County Asian American Bar AssociationSteering Committee2005 - 2006
Ventura County Asian American Bar AssociationFounding Member2005 - 2006
Santa Barbara County Bar AssociationMember1998 - 2001
North Santa Barbara County Bar AssociationMember1998 - 2001
American Inns of CourtMember1997 - 1998
La Raza Student AssociationTreasurer1995 - 1996
Cal Western Student Ambassador ProgramMember1995 - 1995
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Felony, Assault with Deadly Weapon, with Great Bodily InjuryDismissed.
Social Security HearingFully favorable decision by Administrative Law Judge in favor of client
confidential v. property owner$150,000.00 settlement at mediation
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Publication nameTitleDate
avvoInformation for Small Claims Actions2012
avvoFrequently Asked Questions About Divorce in California2011
avvoSocial Security Disability Basics2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of California - Santa BarbaraLaw & Society; and Religious StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Rape Crisis Prevention MeetingDomestic Violence Prevention2000
Domestic Violence PreventionDomestic Violence Restraining Orders1999
County Realtor's MeetingHousing Discrimination Prevention1999