“If you need a good lawyer Barbara Monty is fabulous. Smart, experienced, thoughtful, skilled, good natured and as strong as needed. She helped me tend a really difficult case for a close friend. Working with her you will be in very good hands.”
– Jack Kornfield
Author and a Founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Barbara Monty is both a tenacious litigator and a marvelous mediator. She has never lost a trial and her clients love her. Her experience as a litigator and her compassion and emotional intelligence make her an expert at guiding parties and attorneys, sensitively and firmly, toward settlements in mediation.
I referred a close friend to Matt White when she was unhappy with her first personal injury attorney. Matt was able to make her feel seen, heard and understood throughout his handling of this complicated case and he achieved a very good settlement for her. Matt is number one on my list of attorneys for referrals of personal injury cases.
– Nancy F., Novato, CA
My family has retained Monty White LLP for many legal issues throughout the years from representing us in two automobile accidents and creating estate planning documents for three family members. Matt White has helped us with personal injury cases, and Victoria Maxwell has done our estate planning. All attorneys and staff at Monty White LLP have always shown me respect, kindness, and given to me their best work product. I would recommend any attorney in this firm to my friends, neighbors, and acquaintances.
– Zoe M., San Rafael, CA
We worked with Matt White on our civil case. We were fortunate to have him on our side. His experience and expertise was the reason we had a positive outcome in our case . His colleague, Darcy Lichter, is outstanding and was prompt with communication and follow up throughout the process. Overall, it was a great experience working with Matt.
– Peter B., Berkeley, CA
As a Marin County juror I saw Matt White in action artfully representing the plaintiff in a car accident injury case many years ago. When I unfortunately found myself in the position of needing legal help after I was injured in a car accident, I called to ask him to represent me. Being a ‘soft tissue’ injury, mine was a tough case to prove but he and his partner Barbara Monty guided me to a successful resolution without having to go to trial. Everyone at the firm is a pleasure to work with – helpful, kind, attentive. It was their professionalism, creativity and diligence that resulted in a settlement that was probably the best I could have hoped for under the circumstances. I also benefited from their great relationship with the court, in particular the judges who respect them highly. I am so grateful for their help and highly recommend Monty White to anyone needing help with a personal injury case.
– Nicole L., Corte Madera, CA
I approached Monty White LLP recently with a civil issue I was facing. They responded to me very quickly and were helpful in making clear my options up front, including discussion of what potential costs might be. Ultimately I determined that I didn’t really need to follow through with formal litigation but would definitely go back to them in future if I needed help.
– Darren V., Vallejo, CA
Matt White and Darcy Lichter are the best. I came to them with a small auto accident case but I got the attention, care, support, attention to detail, and responsiveness that you would hope to get if it was a major case. This is the team that you want in your corner if you are injured.
– Joe K., Belvedere Tiburon, CA
I would like to tell you about a wonderful attorney named Matthew White . This is from personal experience. He represented me. If you are looking for an attorney that has these qualities such as attention to detail, genuine integrity, who makes himself available to the client and also has a sterling reputation in the community this is the person you would want on your side. I could not have had a better champion for my case. Thank you Matt White.
– Sandy R., Mill Valley, CA
I’m an extremely happy client of Barbara Monty.
All of my legal problems are because my previous lawyers didn’t do the right moves at the right time (beware that because you hire lawyers, that they’ll be good ones; most are in it for the money).
But with Barbara and Darcy’s (office support) work and performance (yes 2 women) I have regained my trust in the legal system.
My advise to you is, save your self some headaches and tons of stress, Barbara and her team are the Best!!!!
– Ernesto M., Dublin, CA
I’ve hired Barbara Monty as a mediator twice to help me resolve disputes. Barbara is amazing. As a mediator and an attorney myself, I can tell you that successful mediators are unique energetic outgoing thoughtful sensitive discreet and intelligent people BORN to be mediators – and there is no one that fits this description more perfectly than Barbara Monty. Although I haven’t hired her as a litigator, I have seen her work and as either an attorney or as a mediator, she comes with my highest possible unconditional recommendation.
– Joe S., San Rafael, CA
Barbara Monty’s background and experience as a very effective advocate and litigator are attributes that also make her a very effective mediator. Barbara’s passion for and compassion in finding legal solutions and in facilitating parties and attorneys to find the best resolution to a dispute make her an exceptional attorney.
Matt White’s extensive experience with all aspects of personal injury actions coupled with his sensitivity and genuine interest in the well-being of his clients makes him an outstanding personal injury attorney.
The depth of Andy Wolf’s experience in all aspects of employment law, together with his equally deep understanding of interpersonal relationships, makes him a particularly effective advocate and advisor in any matter relating to employment law.
Monty White LLP is an outstanding law firm.
– Edith P., San Rafael, CA
I know Matt White and Barbara Monty well and having nothing but the highest praise for both of them. While I haven’t personally used them for legal services. those who do rave about their firm. Both are not only as excellent attorneys, but highly ethical, and caring. Wonderful human beings all around.
– Diana M.. San Anselmo, CA
I’ve known Barbara Monty for over 15 years and have nothing but the highest praise for her and her partners in the fields of civil litigation and mediation. I know that they’re leaders in the legal community and well-respected by the local bench and bar. But they’re far more than a San Rafael law firm. They’re also nationally recognized for their skills and have the best interest of their clients in mind as all times. I can’t recommend Barbara and Monty White LLP any higher.
– Gil Zeimer, San Rafael, CA
Mrs. Davaloo saved me! My son’s mother was determined to take my son and move away. I was scared and clueless as to what to do. Mrs. Davaloo swung into action as soon as I called. Not only was she professional, she took the time to explain how things were working, or why they weren’t. She was responsive and concerning on all the issues and helped navigate my family and I through some very tough times. Without going into greater detail I am extremely happy and satisfied with Mrs Davaloo’s work. She was not the highest ranking attorney on yelp at that time; my opponent was represented by her. And I am glad! The other attorneys approach was almost laughable, in fact it literally was at times. Mrs. Davaloo was calm, prepared, confident and steam rolled the other “higher yelp ranked attorney”, at every appearance we had in court.
I would recommend Mrs. Davaloo to any of my family or friends that come upon these terrible times. She is exactly the type of attorney you need to help you mitigate the stress and confusion with a clear head and educated will.
— Ryan P., Petaluma, CA
Ms Davaloo handled a very important (to me ) and tedious case for me involving child support ( current ) and a very large arrears I developed. As I now live in another state it was very hard considering all the documents that are involved. She was very helpful and patient with me in that area. To say I can procrastinate a bit would be true. And she was quite a good sport stayng the course. Also there was a very unwilling participant, the other parent. Making things that much difficult . Ms Davaloo was like the coach on a championship team and all I had to do was follow her plays. Giving her all the ammunition she needed to do a A + job. The result was have all $19,000 of my arrears dismissed. And my current support set to reflect my status of disability. For me this is huge because I no longer have garnishing of my bank account or all the things that come from a court order. I HAVE MY LIFE BACK and for this I’ll be forever indebted to this very professional, non biased, great person and Dynomite law professional. Thanks Jasmine – your client Wayne H.
— Wayne H., Lawrenceville, GA
Attorney Jasmine Davaloo is a talented and dedicated attorney with an extensive knowledge of family and employment law. As the legal field is flooded with many attorneys, it’s often difficult to figure out which one is right for you. Ms. Davaloo has a rare passion for the law and is highly respected in the legal community. I recommend her to anyone who is looking for an attorney because she really cares about her clients and fights for their best interests.
Ms. Davaloo has volunteered her time pro bono and has made videos explaining the laws of California in Farsi, providing free legal insight to the Persian community. I really can’t thank her enough for this as the law is often difficult to translate, and explain in another language. These videos give non-English speaking Iranian Americans the advantage of having an advocate that they consult with, and who can defend their rights. It’s often very scary and intimidating for immigrants to approach legal representation, but Ms. Davaloo is adamantly trying to provide assistance and make it known to the community that they are not disadvantaged and can have an advocate to protect their rights.
—James, T., Brooklyn, NY
Jasmine Davaloo is an attorney that you can trust who will fight for your rights with outmost dedication. She is articulate, educated from a top tier Law School, who will treat you, the client, with outmost respect and integrity. She will stay by your side throughout your legal matters. She is one of those attorneys that are rare, because she is people’s attorneys. She is empathetic and will fight for You to Win your case. She has won all of her cases, and is highly active in the Bay Area community. She is very well-known and highly-respected attorney in the Bay Area community of attorneys and Law Associations. You will be pleased with your results as I have been pleased with mine. She has represented me in various case and won my cases. She is very dedicated.
— Jocelyne E., Belvedere, CA
Jasmine is a superb very smart attorney and a wonderful compassionate human being. She helped me in a complicated rent dispute. She is quite adept in explaining every step in the legal process and she has a keen mind for detail. She knows how to interpret contracts skillfully. She always has her clients’ best interests at heart, informing you about the good and bad repercussions of every recommended decision. She is a persistent negotiator, often trying several times to get key concessions for her clients. She has restored my faith in lawyers in that one couldn’t hope for a more dedicated, humane advocate for the small person in trouble, yet obviously has the knowledge, integrity, and background to handle larger clients as well. Needing the services of a lawyer can be an unnerving experience, but Jasmine puts you at ease and becomes a comforting but fearless companion as you journey towards the resolution of your case. I’m grateful for her talents and no one should hesitate for a moment in availing themselves of her legal expertise but just as importantly her kind caring demeanor. She convinces you from the very start that you will survive this ordeal and she will use all her capable judicial gifts to see that you get the best possible judgment in your favor!
— Brian B., San Francisco, CA
Matt is terrific – worked very hard with all of us and clearly spent the advance time learning the issues.
– Geoff Spellberg, Esq.
Matt worked hard, kept confidences, and created a positive environment.
– Steve Pollak, Esq.
Matt did great work with high conflict personalities.
– Christian Kemos, Esq.
As always, Matt was very effective. Second to none.
– Steven Perl, Esq.
Top notch mediator. Effective, persuasive, fair, and got it done.
– David Mesa, Esq.
Matt is wonderful! Excellent at getting great results! Matt is my go-to mediator!
– Anne Marchant, Esq.
Matt White was excellent. I would highly recommend him as a mediator.
– Michael Harwood, Esq.
Based on my experience, the reason cases settle (or fail to settle) is in large part a product of the enthusiasm, demeanor, creativity, finesse, energy, and overall personality of the mediator. Barbara Monty scores a solid A+ in every one of these categories. That is why I have retained her expertise in numerous cases. Barbara Monty comes with my unconditional highest recommendation.
– Joe Salama, Esq.
Barbara Monty is a passionate and tenacious mediator. She not only demonstrates a quick grasp of the legal issues, but is adept at dealing with and diffusing the personal dynamics that can drive many disputes.
– Barry Bonapart, Esq.
Barbara Monty is a marvelous mediator and her clients love her. Her experience as a litigator and her compassion and emotional intelligence make her an expert at guiding parties and attorneys, sensitively and firmly, toward settlements in mediation.
– Nancy Foster, Esq.
Barbara Monty was fully prepared and displayed an excellent understanding of the facts and legal issues. She treated all involved with courtesy and respect, and was helpful in ratcheting down a prior level of animosity. Ms. Monty was focused and efficient, and I would not hesitate to use her again.
– Jennifer Sommer, Esq.
Barbara Monty’s ability to effectively communicate with the parties, reduce the tension, and persuade the parties to see the merits of the positions of the other parties was excellent. Her patient efforts and skill resulted in a very favorable outcome for my client, and I doubt another mediator would have been able to achieve that result given the conflict the case had previously seen.
– Thomas Kelly, Esq.
Barbara Monty is definitely a top of the list skilled mediator. Recently, she mediated a case in which the personal conflict between the parties was intense, the legal issues and documents were numerous, and the expert testimony was substantial. Barbara maintained control of the sessions, kept the hostile parties calm and focused, and redirected what had been an irresolvable dispute into a discussion of settlement approaches. She skillfully brought the resolute pro per litigant to appreciate the legal complexity of his case and guided his counterpart in assessing the benefits of ending the battle.
– Vincent DeMartini, Esq.