About Monty McIntyre

Monty A. McIntyre, Esq. has been a California civil trial lawyer since 1980 and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) since 1995. He is a past president of the San Diego County Bar Association and the San Diego Chapter of ABOTA.

Current Work

Monty currently does four things, all related to California civil law. 

Monty mentors law firm associates with his Master Lawyer Mentoring™ services, quickly teaching them essential skills, and how to strategically work up and present their cases, to get excellent results for the law firm and its clients.  

He serves as a mediator (over 1,000 cases mediated), arbitrator and referee at ADR Services, Inc. in San Diego and throughout California. He handles matters in the areas of business, employment (PAGA, wage and hour, wrongful termination), insurance (bad faith, coverage, UIM), real property, trust and estates, and torts (elder abuse, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, personal injury, and wrongful death). To schedule, contact Monty's ADR Services case managers Haward Cho, (213) 683-1600, [email protected], or Rachael Boughan, (819) 233-1323, [email protected].

Monty is the publisher of California Case Summaries™ which provides one paragraph summaries, that can be read in 2 minutes and are organized by legal topic, of every new civil case published by California courts each month during the year. 

He will, on occasion, handle a business, insurance bad faith, personal injury, real property or wrongful death case. To discuss a potential new case, call Monty at (619) 990-4312 or email him at [email protected], 

Monty's Experience

Monty has tried over 100 cases tried including jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations and administrative and peer review hearings. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of civil cases and trials in the areas of business, employment, insurance, real property and torts. Monty has obtained over $50 million in verdicts and settlements for plaintiff clients, and has obtained numerous defense verdicts and favorable settlements for defendant clients. He has received two outstanding trial lawyer awards. Monty's last three civil jury trials were 12-0 verdicts in favor of his clients (1 plaintiff case, 2 defense cases). Monty has served as an arbitrator since 1985. He first received intensive mediation training in 1993, has been mediating regularly since 2001, and his mediation education includes numerous courses at Pepperdine Law School. Monty was admitted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) in 1995 (minimum requirement of 20 civil jury trials to conclusion).

Monty served as the president of the San Diego County Bar Association in 2002, served on the Executive Council of the National Conference of Bar Presidents from 2003 to 2006, was a member of the ABA House of Delegates from 2005 to 2012, served as the president of the San Diego Chapter of ABOTA in 2014, was a member of the Cal-ABOTA  Board of Directors from 2013 to 2015, and was a member of the National ABOTA Board of Directors from 2015 to 2020.