Welcome to Monder Law, San Diego’s Top-Rated Criminal Lawyers
San Diego Legacy Attorney & Founder Vik Monder (1985-2022) has been a first generation born American that has always accomplished what he set his mind to when the odds were against him. His tenacity and determination became part of him at an early age witnessing his family in distressed situations without the ability to even afford an attorney. Through his own experiences with the criminal process as a witness to his best friend’s murder Mr. Monder personally observed the ugly side of the criminal justice system. This led Mr. Monder down a journey to educate himself on the reality of the criminal justice system.
After graduating law school Mr. Monder pursued a masters in criminal trial advocacy because he realized the most important quality in any criminal defense attorney is his or her understanding of criminal procedure and the rules of the criminal court. Mr. Monder trained with the individuals that wrote the rules on criminal evidence and procedure so that none of his clients will ever fall through the cracks. Mr. Monder has been published for his work with other leaders in the criminal justice circuit and lectures often at local law schools and universities.
Mr. Monder has successfully represented thousands of clients throughout San Diego County. He was well respected in each courthouse in San Diego and has created lasting relationships with court staff and prosecutors over the years. Mr. Monder covered a range of cases from complex felonies to simple misdemeanors and has a long list of satisfied clients. Mr. Monder’s success was built on his keen sense of justice and attentiveness to each client.
Mr. Monder started his practice trying highly profiled federal criminal cases before starting Monder Law. His staff of experts and investigators can tackle any issue you may currently be facing. Mr. Monder started this firm with the vision to provide top quality criminal defense at an affordable price without compromising results. Unlike other attorneys, Mr. Monder was always trial ready for every case, following you every step of the way. He has been working with some of the brightest legal minds in the criminal defense community and gave his team an incredible learning experience, so you never have some inexperienced attorney handling your case. All of his resources are at your disposal. You can trust your future is in good hands working with the team that learned how to advocate for you from the best.
Feel free to contact us anytime to just get an idea or direction about your specific case. It is always nice to have someone that is willing and able to speak to you in confidence regarding your situation. Our team of attorneys is approachable in the office but aggressive in the courtroom.
- Bachelor’s from the University of San Diego in Finance.
- J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
- L.L.M in Criminal Trial Advocacy from California Western School of Law.
- Member of the DUI Attorneys of California
- Member of the Criminal Justice Association.
- Top 100 National Trial Lawyers
- Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Lawyers
- Superb Rated Criminal & DUI Attorney by Avvo
- 2014 Client Satisfaction Award by Institute of DUI Attorneys
- 2015 Best of the Bar by Attorney Magazine
- 2015 Super Lawyers in the area of Criminal Defense
Service to community is a highly valued and long-standing tradition at the firm. As San Diego criminal lawyers we enrich the lives of those around us, we grow as a firm and as individuals. Legacy Attorney & Founder Vik Monder had a deep involvement in our community demonstrated by his core belief that as lawyers, we have a moral professional responsibility to help those around us.
Vik Monder participated regularly in the community by volunteering his time and holding leadership roles with civic and charitable organizations, as well as educational and cultural institutions.
At the firm level, we are inspired by his community involvement, contributing to many charitable and non-profit organizations each year. Whether he was holding a fundraising event or providing free advice for those in need, Vik Monder reminded the San Diego community how to stick together. We’re enriched by the commitment and network he developed. What is good for the community is good for our firm! To learn more please visit and like our Facebook page.
We are excited to welcome Brandon Naidu to the Monder Law Group. He is a well-respected trial attorney who has handled over a thousand cases throughout his career here in San Diego and Southern California. Mr. Naidu is a dedicated professional, problem solver, and someone who commits himself to achieving the best possible results for his clients.
Mr. Naidu has a strong and respected reputation with the San Diego legal community and judiciary and has always ensured that he puts his clients’ interests first before all else. Mr. Naidu has been recognized by the legal community at Super Lawyers Rising Star for five consecutive years, achieved AVVO’s highest rating of a 10.0 “Top Attorney”, “10 Best Attorney in Client Satisfaction,” and the National Trial Lawyers “Top 40 under 40” attorney awards.
Mr. Naidu is licensed to practice before all state courts of California and the United States District Court for the Southern California District, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Naidu was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, graduated with both Bachelor and Master degrees in Economics from the University of Utah, and achieved his Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in San Diego. He has resided in San Diego for well over a decade and considers San Diego his home and has a love for the San Diego community.
Brandon is an avid musician and sports fan. He is passionate about playing guitar and teaching his son the drums, while rooting for the Seahawks, Mariners, Padres, Liverpool, and hopes for the eventual return of the Seattle Supersonics.