Monty Agarwal

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Antolin I Agarwal LLP

3021 Citrus Circle, Suite 220

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Direct: (925) 951-6970



J.D. 1997, cum laude

Georgetown University Law Center

M.S.F.S. 1997

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service

B.A. 1990

Emory University



Northern District of California

Central District of California

Southern District of California 

Northern District of Illinois

Ninth Circuit - U.S. Court of Appeals 

Federal Circuit - U.S. Court of Appeals

Mr. Agarwal helps resolve legal problems that arise for individuals and businesses that make things.  His practice focuses on representing complex technology, consumer product, and other businesses in commercial and intellectual property disputes, including patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright litigation.  Mr. Agarwal also helps businesses address consumer class actions related to advertising and business practices.  His experience spans a diverse set of technologies and industries, ranging from semiconductors, lasers, wireless consumer products, and software to nutraceuticals, food, and innovative paper products.  


Mr. Agarwal helps businesses find paths to resolving disputes before litigation, through mediation, arbitration, or when needed, before a judge or jury.  Mr. Agarwal has tried numerous cases before judges and juries in federal and California state courts, including billion dollar claims arising out of alleged product defects and heated patent disputes between foreign competitors. 


Mr. Agarwal has held numerous leadership roles in legal organizations. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Bar Association of San Francisco and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area; and for three terms as Commissioner on the Judicial Nominees Evaluation Commission of the State Bar of California.  He was also the President of the South Asian Bar Association of Northern California and the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Asian Law Caucus.  Mr. Agarwal has been  honored for his pro bono asylum work by the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2008, he was presented a Unity Award by the Minority Bar Coalition and recognized by the National Asian Pacific Bar Association as one of its “Best Lawyers Under 40.”

Before co-founding this firm, Mr. Agarwal practiced litigation for nearly 20 years as a partner and senior counsel at Arnold & Porter LLP and as a partner at Bingham McCutchen LLP.

When not thinking about his clients' problems, Monty is usually trying to find refuge from the mayhem caused by his twin preschoolers or can be found fixing the classic Mercedes that his spouse wishes would just die.