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Monty Randhawa

Criminal Defense Trial Attorney


Monty is a former prosecutor who used to be a supervisor in the General Trial Unit of the Criminal Division of the San Diego City Attorney’s Office.  During his five years as a prosecutor, Monty has taken numerous cases to trial.  Monty has tried over 25 jury trials in the City of San Diego and has handled thousands of criminal cases during his time as a prosecutor. 

Monty used to work in the following divisions at the City Attorney’s Office: General Trial Unit, Case Issuance Unit, and the Neighborhood Justice Unit. 

Monty also used to be a liaison for the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) and worked at the following SDPD divisions: Northern Division, Eastern Division, Traffic Division, Northwestern/Northeastern Division. 


San Diego City Attorney’s Office Accomplishments 

  • Employee of the Month 

  • Employee of the Quarter 

  • Acting Supervising Deputy City Attorney 

Law School Accomplishments

  • National Travelling Trial Team Participant 

  • Winner of oral advocacy awards 

  • Nominated and selected for the Gordon & Holmes advocacy award

  • First Place in Legal Skills II Competition 

  • First Place at San Diego Defense Lawyers Association National Trial Competition 

  • First Place at American Association for Justice (“AAJ”) Regional Trial Competition, Los Angeles 

  • Placed in the top 8 in the final national competition AAJ, New Orleans, LA

  • Finalist at Tournament of Champions, National Trial Competition, San Francisco CA 

  • Dean’s Honor List Recipient 

  • Pro Bono Honors Society 

  • South Asian Law Student Association President 

  • CWSL Law School Tutor 

  • CWSL Law School Adjunct Professor 

  • Criminal Justice Concentration with Honors 

  • Clerked for the Honorable Joel R. Wohlfeil  

University Accomplishments 

University of California, Riverside 
B.A. Psychology 
Dean’s Honor List Recipient 5x

Professional Memberships 

State Bar of California, SBN 316276
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice 
San Diego County Bar Association

California DUI Lawyers Association

The Criminal Defense Bar Association

Lawyers Club of San Diego 

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