Mr. Monfort practices constitutional law and civil rights litigation with an emphasis in firearms law and marijuana law. He also provides legislative analysis and regulatory compliance advice to corporate clients and non-profit organizations.
Mr. Monfort has litigated multiple high-profile firearms and civil rights cases in the wake of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which confirmed that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms. Notably, Mr. Monfort was the attorney primarily responsible for the development and litigation of Parker v. State of California, which found three state laws restricting the transfer of ammunition unconstitutional and permanently enjoined their enforcement.
Prior to joining Michel and Associates in 2007, Mr. Monfort received his bachelor’s degree in political science from San Diego State University. He earned his J.D. from California Western School of Law, where he was a finalist in the 2003 Oral Appellate Advocacy Competition and a recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship.
United States Supreme Court
Supreme Court of California
United States Court of Appeals: Second, Fourth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits
United States District Court: Northern, Central. Eastern, and Southern Districts of California