ALMA  Association of Latino Marin Attorneys:

American Bar Association:

BALIF Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom:

California Bar Association:

California Desert Trial Academy of Law:

Canal Alliance:

Eileen Barker:

Francine Ward:

Jasmine Davaloo:

Marin County Superior Court:

Marin County Bar Association:

Marin County Bar Association Guidelines for Civility:

MCWL Marin County Women Lawyers:

Nelson Lee:

Robert Rosborough:

Sonoma County Superior Court:

Sonoma County Bar Association:

Spiritual Progressives:

The Conscious Lawyer:

The Project for Integrating Spirituality, Law, and Politics

Tom Weathers:

Victoria Maxwell:


Construction & Construction Defect: (Download PDF)

Construction Specifications Institute:

California Contractors State License Board:

International Code Council:

Construction Attorneys and Experts for Marin County: (Download PDF)

Two Copyright Cases of Note: (Download PDF)


The Path of Forgiveness:

Spirit Rock:

How We Came To Forgiveness Practice: (Download PDF)

How I Became A Forgiveness Lawyer: (Download PDF)

What Forgiveness offers plaintiffs in ADR: (Download PDF)

Preliminary Notice to Property Owner: (Download PDF)

Notice of Mechanics Lien: (Download PDF)

Conditional Waiver and Release Upon Progress Payment: (Download PDF)

Unconditional Waiver and Release Upon Progress Payment: (Download PDF)

Conditional Waiver and Release Upon Final Payment: (Download PDF)

Unconditional Waiver and Release Upon Final Payment: (Download PDF)

Elder Law

End-of-Life Health Care: (Download PDF)


California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (wage and hour claims):

California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (workplace safety and health claims):

California Division of Workers Compensation (workers compensation claims):

California Economic Development Department (unemployment and disability benefit claims):

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (state employment discrimination claims): 

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (federal employment discrimination claims): 

Professional Partner or Employee?: (Read Article)

Employment Law from A to Z (Skipping B through Y): (Read Article)

Family Law

CA State Child Support- Guideline Calculator:

Center for Domestic Peace:

Fair Housing Norcal:

Family Works:

Legal Aid Marin:

Marin County Department of Child Support Services:

Family Law Information:

Counseling and Parenting services:

Legal Aid of Marin:

A Design of Justice — The Courtroom of the Future: (Download PDF)

Indian Law

Bureau of Indian Affairs:

National Indian Gaming Commission:

National Native American Bar Association:

Doing Business With Tribes: (Download PDF)

Indian Law – Some Basics For The Practitioner: (Download PDF)

Indian Law – What You Should Know: (Download PDF)

Uncharted Territory – Tribal Medical Marijuana in California: (Download PDF)

Did the U.S. Lose Half of Oklahoma? Recent Developments in Indian Law: (Download PDF)


Mastering Mediation by Judge Lynn Duryee and Matt White. Available through Amazon Books

24 Ways to Move Through Impasse by Monty & Salama: (Download PDF)

Resolution Remedies:
Barbara Monty and Matt White are Mediators with Resolution Remedies.

Loreman – Ethical Settlement Negotiations: (Download PDF)

Andrew Wolfe Reported Cases

Agee v. Central Intelligence Agency
500 F.Supp. 506 (D.D.C. 1980)
(High-visibility litigation enforcing CIA secrecy agreement against the author of Inside The Company)

American Baptist Churches v. Meese
666 F.Supp. 1358 (N.D. Ca. 1987) and 712 F.Supp. 756 (N.D. Ca. 1989)
(US Central American refugee policies)

Antilles Council of School Officers v. Lehman
550 F.Supp. 1238 (D.P.R. 1982)
(Collective bargaining rights under Federal Labor Relations Act)

Atchison Topeka &. Santa Fe Railway v. National Railway Passenger Corporation
577 F.Supp. 1046 (N.D. 111. 1982), affirmed 105 S.Ct. 1441 (1985)
(Railroad employee benefit legislation)

Cambridge Electric Light Co. v. Dept. of Public Utilities
363 Mass. 474 (Ma. 1973)
(Defense of state agency re administrative procedure)

Chemical Specialties Manufacturers Assoc. v. Deukmejian
227 Cal.App.3d 663 (1991)
(Successful challenge to constitutionality of California Proposition 105)

Ciampa v. Schweiker
511 F.Supp. 670 (D. Mass. 1981), affirmed 687 F.2d 518 (1st Cir. 1982)
(Medicaid class action)

Committee For Independent PI v. Smith
549 F.Supp. 985 (W.D. Wash. 1982), reversed 704 F.2d 467 (9th Cir. 1983)
(Representation of U.S. Attorney General in litigation regarding the validity of a joint operating agreement between major Seattle newspapers)

Dabney v. Reagan
542 F.Supp. 756 (S.D.N.Y. 1982) and 559 F.Supp. 861 (S.D.N.Y. 1983)
(Administration of Solar Energy Bank funds)

Davis v. CDC
96 WL 271001 (E.D. Ca 1996)
(Employment discrimination and retaliation claims)

Fagundes v. Charter Builders, Inc.
2008 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 9617 (N.D.Ca. 2008)
(Claims under federal Fair Housing Act and California Fair Employment and Housing Act)

Goldberg v. Rostker
509 F.Supp. 586 (E.D. Pa. 1989), reversed 453 U.S. 57 (1981)
(Constitutionality of male-only draft)

Guthrey v. CDC
63 Cal.App.4th 1108 (1998)
(Successful representation of defendant in employment litigation, resulting in landmark attorney fee award against plaintiff)

Illinois Institute For Continuing Legal Education v. Donovan
545 F.Supp. 1229 (N.D. Ill. 1982)
(Freedom of Information Act litigation regarding request for Transition Report prepared for incoming Secretary of Labor)

Mayock v. INS
714 F.Supp. 1558 (N.D. Ca. 1989)
(Freedom Of Information Act litigation regarding processing of requests for immigration records)

Morgan v. Hennigan
379 F.Supp. 410 (D. Mass. 1974)
(Successful representation of the Massachusetts Board of Education in litigation to desegregate the Boston Public Schools)

Muñoz-Mendoza v. Pierce
520 F.Supp. 180 (D. Mass. 1981), reversed 711 F.2d 421 (1st Cir. 1983)
(Validity of Urban Development Action Grant for Copley Plaza construction project)

National Coal Association v. Marshall
510 F.Supp. 803 (D.D.C. 1981)
(Representation of the Secretary of Labor in successful defense against claims brought by coal mine operators re administration of Black Lung miner benefits program)

National Council of CSA Locals v. Schweiker
526 F.Supp. 861 (D.D.C. 1981)
(Challenge to reduction in force closing Community Services Administration)

Overseas Federation of Teachers v. United States
674 F.2d 34 (D.C. Cir. 1982)
(Overseas teachers class action regarding employee compensation)

Romain v. Sheer
799 F.2d 1411 (9th Cir. 1986)
(Employment discrimination claim)

Roth v. Kaufman
896 F.2d 1401 (9th Cir. 1988)
(Employee whistleblower claim)

School Committee of Boston v. Board of Education
363 Mass. 20 (1972) and 363 Mass. 125 (1973)
(Representation of Massachusetts Board of Education in litigation to enforce state Racial Balance Act in Boston Public Schools)

Stiesberg v. State of California
80 F.2d 352 (9th Cir. 1996)
(Representation of California Highway Patrol Commissioner in litigation re employee due process claims)

United States and Anne M. Gorsuch v. United States House of Representatives
556 F.Supp. 150 (D.D.C. 1983)
(High-visibility litigation between Executive and Legislative Branches of federal government arising from EPA Superfund document controversy)

Warden v. FBI and CIA
530 F. Supp. 66 (N.D. Ill. 1981)
(Freedom of Information Act litigation re requests for FBI and CIA files on numerous celebrities and other public figures)

Willson v. Cagle
694 F.Supp. 713 (N.D. Ca. 1988) and 711 F.Supp. 1521 (N.D. Ca. 1988)
(High-visibility litigation brought by protestor who was run over by government weapons train and lost both of his legs)

Wolfe v. Schweiker
539 F.Supp. 276 (D.D.C. 1982), affirmed 711 F.2d 1077 (D.C. Cir. 1983)
(Freedom of Information Act litigation regarding request for Transition Report prepared for incoming Secretary of Health and Human Services)

MWLLP Articles

Francine Ward is now the chair of the Substance Abuse Section of the American Bar Association:
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Thoughts on the #metoo Movement by Barbara Monty

The Power of #metoo by Rob Rosborough

Our Mental Health by Rob Rosborough

Can Lawyers and Mediators Help Our Clients Reach Closure? By Barbara Monty

Forgiveness—A collaborative assessment of the value of forgiveness in a litigation practice

Elimination of Bias:
(Download PDF)

25-Ways to Move Through Impass:
(Download PDF)

Two Copyright Cases of Note
By Francine Ward: (Download PDF)

Did the U.S. Lose Half of Oklahoma? Recent Developments in Indian Law: (Download PDF)

American Board of Trial Advocates


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

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 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 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

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.

Matt is terrific – worked very hard with all of us and clearly spent the advance time learning the issues.

Geoff Spellberg, 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.

Victoria Maxwell 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

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.

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