Jeffrey D. Montez

Jeffrey D. Montez’s commitment to serve has been a constant throughout his life. He was born in Los Angeles and raised in the diverse neighborhood of Sherman Oaks.

From there he went on to Yale – a perfect match for Montez – because the commitment to serve the world is etched in the gargoyle-trimmed facades of the gothic New Haven university campus. Jeff called numerous sporting events on Yale radio and wrote about others, including this Yale Daily News Column about the New York Yankees and 9/11 that stands the test of time.

His first career was in journalism, covering sports for a daily newspaper in metropolitan New York City. One evening after shoveling his car after a soggy snowstorm, Montez decided to return West.

The Southern California native always wanted to combine his love of sports with his interests in helping people, research, public speaking and writing.

At Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, he further honed his writing and leadership skills, serving as editor-in-chief of the Loyola of Los Angeles International & Comparative Law Review.

Jeff’s ultimate thrill is being at a sporting event — the excitement and anticipation of live competition. His earliest memory is from the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles (the XXIIIrd Olympiad). Jeff grew up spending his winter vacations from school seeing his breath in the morning chill outside the Rose Bowl. He has been lucky enough to attend seven Super Bowls; three PGA Championships; two Rose Bowl Games; the U.S. Open; a Ryder Cup; an MLB All-Star Game; a World Series; playoff games in MLB, NHL, NBA and NFL; the Summer Olympic Games; the Kentucky Derby; and countless other games and matches.

Jeff is actively involved in the San Diego community. He is a past board member of the Pacific Beach Town Council and Yale Club of San Diego, and currently serves on the boards of several groups including the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, and the San Diego Latino-Jewish Coalition.

Jeffrey D. Montez

  • Entire State of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California (Los Angeles area)
  • United States District Court. Southern District of California (San Diego area)
  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut; B.A. History
    • Richter Summer Fellowship Recipient for study of suburbanization of Long Island, New York in the 1960’s and the development of Shea Stadium.
    • Radio sports announcer, reporter and acclaimed newspaper columnist.
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California; Juris Doctor-
    • Editor-in-Chief, Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review
    • Otto Kaus Award for outstanding achievement in legal research, writing and editing
  • American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, San Diego Lawyer Chapter, Board Member (2015-present)
  • Pacific Beach Democratic Club, Board Member (2016-present)
  • Yale Club of San Diego, Secretary (2011-2016), board of directors and head of community service committee (2009-2011)
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Vice Chair to the Committee on Law Practice Management (2013-2014)
  • San Diego County Bar Association, member (2008-present)
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego, member (2009-present)
  • Volunteer court appointed Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act attorney, appointed to represent deployed active duty military in litigation, 2011-2016
  • Pacific Beach Town Council, board of directors, 2010-2011
  • FaceLift City Heights – SDCBA team coordinator, October 2010

Jeffrey D. Montez

Jeffrey D. Montez’s commitment to serve has been a constant throughout his life. He was born in Los Angeles and raised in the diverse neighborhood of Sherman Oaks.

From there he went on to Yale – a perfect match for Montez – because the commitment to serve the world is etched in the gargoyle-trimmed facades of the gothic New Haven university campus. Jeff called numerous sporting events on Yale radio and wrote about others, including this Yale Daily News Column about the New York Yankees and 9/11 that stands the test of time.

His first career was in journalism, covering sports for a daily newspaper in metropolitan New York City. One evening after shoveling his car after a soggy snowstorm, Montez decided to return West.

The Southern California native always wanted to combine his love of sports with his interests in helping people, research, public speaking and writing.

Jeff’s ultimate thrill is being at a sporting event — the excitement and anticipation of live competition. His earliest memory is from the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles (the XXIIIrd Olympiad). Jeff grew up spending his winter vacations from school seeing his breath in the morning chill outside the Rose Bowl. He has been lucky enough to attend seven Super Bowls; three PGA Championships; two Rose Bowl Games; the U.S. Open; a Ryder Cup; an MLB All-Star Game; a World Series; playoff games in MLB, NHL, NBA and NFL; the Summer Olympic Games; the Kentucky Derby; and countless other games and matches.

Jeff is actively involved in the San Diego community. He is a past board member of the Pacific Beach Town Council and Yale Club of San Diego, and currently serves on the boards of several groups including the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, and the San Diego Latino-Jewish Coalition.

Jeffrey D. Montez

  • Entire State of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California (Los Angeles area)
  • United States District Court. Southern District of California (San Diego area)
  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut; B.A. History
  • Richter Summer Fellowship Recipient for study of suburbanization of Long Island, New York in the 1960’s and the development of Shea Stadium.
  • Radio sports announcer, reporter and acclaimed newspaper columnist.
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California; Juris Doctor-
  • Editor-in-Chief, Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review
  • Otto Kaus Award for outstanding achievement in legal research, writing and editing
  • Yale Club of San Diego, Secretary (2011-present), board of directors and head of community service committee (2009-2011)
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Vice Chair to the Committee on Law Practice Management (2013-2014)
  • San Diego County Bar Association, member (2008-present)
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego, member (2009-present)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2011-present
  • Volunteer court appointed Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act attorney, appointed to represent deployed active duty military in litigation, 2011-present
  • Pacific Beach Town Council, board of directors, 2010-2011
  • FaceLift City Heights – SDCBA team coordinator, October 2010