Mr. Montoya manages the litigation department and has over twenty five
years' experience as a trial lawyer. He has participated in more than
sixty trials and arbitrations. He has successfully defended numerous
complex civil litigation matters, including high-exposure and
class-action cases. He also has expertise in providing risk-management
advice to corporations.
In 2006, Mr. Montoya was elected to the
American Board of Trial Advocates, an organization with a primary
mission of preserving the constitutional vision of equal justice for all
Americans and our civil justice system. A select group of Colorado
lawyers are currently ABOTA members. ABOTA is an invitation-only
organization consisting of lawyers who have tried a minimum of 20 civil
jury trials to conclusion.Recognized as a leader by his peers, Mr.
Montoya was inducted into the International Society of Barristers in
2002. Only a handful of attorneys throughout the United States are
nominated and elected into this national society each year. As a member
of the Society, Mr. Montoya joins an exclusive list of preeminent
attorneys in the country. He also became a member of the International
Society of Defense Counsel in 1997 and has been on the teaching faculty
for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) for over ten years.
Montoya is also AV certified with Martindale-Hubbell. This peer review
rating attests to a lawyer’s legal ability and professional ethics and
reflects the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary.
This is the highest rating possible for attorneys to achieve with 10
years or more experience. He has maintained this certification for over