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After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio State University in 1973, Mr. Montevideo was accepted into Western State University College of Law and relocated to California. While attending Western State, Mr. Montevideo worked as a respiratory therapist. He received his Juris Doctorate in 1978.
For the past 32+ years, Mr. Montevideo has honed his skills as a work injury and personal injury trial attorney, primarily dealing in the area of general negligence, work injury, premises liability, automobile accidents, products liability, and construction law. Located within the heart of California, his practice handles cases in the areas of Workers Compensation and has victoriously challenged third party claims on behalf of persons who have suffered catastrophic injuries or have died while on the job. Mr. Montevideo works tirelessly on behalf of his clients to provide the highest level of representation possible to ensure that all of his clients are treated fairly.
His dedication and loyalty to his practice have been widely recognized by his colleagues and peers, and have earned the respect and admiration of the legal community, which is reflected in his AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Montevideo is an active member of Consumer Attorneys of California and is currently serving as President-Elect during 2009-2010 and President during 2010-2011. The goal of CAOC is to seek justice for all consumers and promote advocacy through training and education. Involving himself with numerous committees, Mr. Montevideo has been instrumental in providing insight and guidance to the organization for various projects and undertakings, including Grassroots and Legislation, actively reviewing and advocating legislation requirements, and has testified before the California Legislature. Mr. Montevideo received the CAOC Presidential Award of Merit in 2000 and 2002, and the CAOC Trench Soldier Award in 2004. Moreover, in 2006, he was inducted into Western State University, College of Law’s Hall of Fame, the highest decoration awarded by the university to honor their alumni, in recognition of an exemplary career and outstanding community and professional service.
Mr. Montevideo has served as a Board member for the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, and is past President of that organization, receiving the President’s Award in 1998.
Mr. Montevideo was elected to the Board of Directors for the Diversity in Law Foundation. The purpose of this particular organization is to promote a more racially diverse bar by supporting minority law students with financial aid and education.
He is also an active member of the Orange County Bar Association, and participant in the Mock Trial Program of the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County, a faculty member for the Orange County College of Trial Advocacy, and an active member of the American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America).
Mr. Montevideo is a frequent lecturer for the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, the Orange County Bar Association, and Consumer Attorneys of California. He is also a lecturer for California State University, Fullerton; California State University, Long Beach; Western State University, College of Law; and Forensic Consultants Association.
Mr. Montevideo is the father of three adult children and resides in Orange County California with his wife Deborah Montevideo.