Ruben Montoya, Esquire
Mr. Montoya received Juris Doctor degree from Trinity Law after earning his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from University of Texas at San Antonio. During his time at as a law student, Mr. Montoya was employed as a law clerk and paralegal for one of Orange County’s premier law firms specializing in personal injury and workers’ compensation.
In early 2017, Mr. Montoya opened Montoya Law, after years as the Managing Attorney, overseeing a plethora of staff and associate attorneys, for one of Southern California’s highly respected workers’ compensation and personal injury firms. After much success at his prior firm, Mr. Montoya had a vision of his own: to open a firm where clients work directly with their actual attorney. This approach has led to much of the overwhelming success Montoya Law has had thus far.
Since the beginning of his law practice, Mr. Montoya’s accolades have accumulated quickly including:
- Super Lawyers – 2018 Rising Stars: Only up to 2.5% of the attorneys in Southern California are selected to Rising Stars.
- National Trial Lawyers 40-under-40: A membership extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile measured by objective and uniformly applied standards in compliance with state bar and national Rule 4-7. Invitees must exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.
- Top 25 Workers Compensation Trial Lawyers Association: Members of the Workers Compensation Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25 exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence and performance in their area of specialty.
- Rodas (Deceased) v. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board: In 2016, in an unpublished decision, Mr. Montoya was successful at the trial level for the Rodas’ family. The defendant, unhappy with the loss, appealed the decision and obtained a favorable outcome. Mr. Montoya refused to stop fighting for his client and took the case to the California Court of Appeals, in which he received a decision in favor of his client.