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Background

Will Montague has represented businesses and individuals in a variety of industries for over twenty years, providing legal advice on a wide range of intellectual property and technology law matters. At the end of 2010 Will left one of the region’s largest law firms and opened his own solo law practice in a local tech hotspot. He now works in a vibrant entrepreneurial space surrounded by web designers, software engineers, video game creators, and other extraordinarily creative individuals. By going out on his own, Will has experienced the same kinds of risks and rewards as the entrepreneurs and other business owners he’s represented over the course of his legal career. More importantly for his clients, he is now able to provide the benefit of years of sophisticated, large firm experience at more flexible and affordable prices. For details about Will’s litigation and transactional experience, browse through the pages listed under “Background and Experience” in the left sidebar menu.

Will graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1988 and from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1992, where he was an associate editor of the Kentucky Law Journal. After law school, he spent a year in Virginia clerking for the Honorable Samuel G. Wilson, United States District Judge for the Western District of Virginia. In 1993 after his clerkship ended, Will joined Stoll, Keenon & Park (now Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC) as an associate. He later became a partner in the firm in 1999, ultimately co-founding and chairing the firm’s seven-lawyer Intellectual Property & Technology Department. In 2005, Will left Stoll Keenon to join AmLaw 200 firm Dinsmore & Shohl LLP as a partner. He stayed at Dinsmore, becoming an equity partner and continuing to practice intellectual property and computer/tech law, until the end of 2010 when he opened Montague Law PLLC.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Order of the Coif (honorary awarded to top ten percent of law school graduating class)

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: 5.0 out of 5 (“AV® Preeminent“). AV® Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

SuperLawyers, Intellectual Property

Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow (invitation-only honorary society limited less than one-half of one percent of U.S. lawyers)

Avvo Rating: 9.1 out of 10 (“Superb”)

EDUCATION

J.D., University of Kentucky (with high distinction, Order of the Coif, 1992)

B.A., Vanderbilt University (cum laude, 1988)

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

Kentucky (all Kentucky state courts)

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

American Bar Association (Intellectual Property and Business Law Sections)

American Bar Association eLawyering Task Force appointee (2011 to 2015)

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) (2014 to present)

Kentucky Bar Association (1993 to present)

Fayette County Bar Association (Chair of Intellectual Property & Computer Section, 1999-2001)

Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass (Board Member, 2001-2003)

University of Kentucky Natural Products Alliance (Industry Participant, 2002-2003)

Lexington Vanderbilt Alumni Club (President, 1998-2002)

Kentucky Technology Council (Steering Committee, 2002)

Leadership Bluegrass (Graduate, Class of 1994-95)