Testimonials

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

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

Mr. Weathers and his team consistently and immediately respond in an extensively thorough manner that always exceeds my expectations as a General Manager. His breadth of knowledge is invaluable and provides tribal enterprises with extraordinary legal expertise on a breadth of legal issues and topics. His education and background in federal Indian Law, combined with his commitment to tribal sovereignty, and compliance with our Tribal-State compact, make Mr. Weathers and his team the best choice in my decades of experience in the hospitality industry; relating to legal counsel and his open and trustworthy demeanor.
— Larry Drouse, General Manager Red Earth Casino

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

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.
– N. Foster, Esq.

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

Could not and would not have been able to do it without Victoria Maxwell. She was my guide, my partner and now my trusted friend.
— Beverly, real estate client

I wanted to pass along my sentiments regarding David Bremer and the invaluable service he provided my family during a very trying and tumultuous time. For more than a year David provide legal counsel and support to me and my wife in dealing with an unsavory contractor and defect work performed on our home reconstruction project. David was stellar in providing guidance and helping us navigate the various pitfalls of dealing with such a case. Just want to extend a note of gratitude… for the support they provided my family as members through my company.
— Nick & Suzanna B.

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 would like to express my gratitude to Matt White CLE presentation. In my 30+ years of CLE, I have never had such a thought provoking, interesting and entertaining experience as with your webinar. Your presentation was absolutely fabulous.
– Bill Sas

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

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 advice to you is, save your self some headaches and tons of stress, Barbara and her team are the Best!!!!
– Ernesto M., Dublin, CA

The Legal Boot Camp taught by Francine Ward was a valuable experience for me. It gave me a comprehensive understanding of important issues like copyright, trademarks and options for incorporation. I like the fact that I have the recordings to refer to later one. Francine knows the ins and outs and delivers the information in an engaging manner.
– Kurt Shaver, CEO of The Sales Foundry

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

Francine is exceptional in the field of Intellectual Property Law. I had the pleasure of meeting her after attending one of her workshops on Intellectual Property/Copyright matters. The workshop was tailored to nonprofit executive directors and was truly excellent. It was interactive, fun, and had a great deal of useful information that we could immediately apply to work in our agencies. I learned so much that day. After the workshop, I asked Francine about possibly representing the nonprofit I lead in protecting/copying righting some of our training materials. Francine not only agreed, her fees were affordable and she was generous/responsive with her time from start to finish. I knew I was in good hands! We received copyright approval for our Kitchen Table Talk facilitator training guides a few months ago thanks to Francine. Getting that copyright was a huge milestone achievement for our small nonprofit, and the information from the workshop will gave us so much to think about as nonprofit leaders and how to protect ourselves and our ideas, etc. I can’t recommend her enough. You’ll be very pleased with her services.
– Gwen Wilson, LCSW – Founder/Executive Director/CEO – G.O.A.L.S. For Women

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 hired Francine Ward to provide me with legal advice, trademark assistance, and to help me develop contract documents during my business startup. She is a pleasure to work with, and very knowledgeable, responsive, and client-focused. I highly recommend her to other entrepreneurs who are looking for legal support for IP, contracts, and general business matters.
– Keiko, Business Owner

I would not have survived the probate process without Victoria Maxwell! She was more than a lawyer, she was a strategic partner, confidant and true professional. Outstanding attorney!
— Duncan, probate client

I’ve known Barbara Monty for over 20 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

Victoria clearly and easily explained the entire process to us. She offered advice on issues we didn’t even know were issues. Then she drafted our entire estate plan at a very reasonable price.
— Kristine, estate planning client

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

Victoria Maxwell was nothing but a rock star!! She knows everything to know about the aspects of real estate law and is an expert in the real estate market. I needed to sell quickly, but needed help getting tenants out first. She did it all!
— Gordon, real estate client

As an association of tribal governments, we have found Mr. Weathers to be knowledgeable, dependable, and ingenious, all done with integrity.
— Connie Reitman-Solas, Executive Director, Inter-Tribal Council of California, Inc.

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

Mr. Weathers provides tribes with valuable legal expertise on a wide variety of topics and my tribe has received nothing short of excellent service from Mr. Weathers and his team. His education and background in federal Indian Law, combined with his commitment to tribal sovereignty, make Mr. Weathers and his team a superb choice when it comes to legal counsel.
— Steven Estrada, Tribal Chair, Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians

Truly brilliant at what she does! [Victoria is a] one-stop shop for estate law and real estate. We recommend her to everyone we can — no exaggeration.
— Heidi, estate planning and real estate transaction client

As a Native American, Mr. Weathers understands the customs and traditions of indigenous people. His knowledge of tribal affairs is unsurpassed. We are fortunate and grateful to have Mr. Weathers as our legal counsel. He has proved to be a valuable asset for the Tribe. As someone who has worked with Tribal Governments for over 30 years, it is certainly refreshing for me as a Tribal Administrator to be working with a person with such principled ethics and who is a consummate professional.
— Terrence L. Hughes, Tribal Administrator, Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians

Victoria is amazing! During the sale of my house she was confident, strategic, kind, informative, and went to bat for me at every turn. She is motivated and energetic and has her finger on the pulse of her industry. I couldn’t be happier!
— Willow, real estate client

This law review article by Eileen Barker is outstanding work. I just saw your email, started reading it and could not put it down. Well done. I have a case right now that I think it is ripe for forgiveness. I am not sure my client will want to take that course/route. However, I have been so blind that I have failed to raise it as a possibility. What timing! This is perfect. Thank you for sharing this with me.
— Simao Avila, Senior Counsel, Legal & Government Relations for Kaiser Permanente and Adjunct Faculty, UC Berkeley School of Law

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.

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.