Jeffrey D. Montez

Jeffrey D. Montez’s commitment to serve has been a constant throughout his life. The Southern California native knew that his interests in helping people, public speaking and writing came together. He was born in Los Angeles and raised in the diverse L.A. 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.

His first career was in journalism, covering sports for a daily newspaper in metropolitan New York City. After a soggy snowstorm shoveling his car out of the snow while standing in pouring rain, Montez decided to return west.

At Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, he met his lovely bride Kristen. They moved to San Diego in 2008; it was one of the best decisions of their lives. His most important job is to help raise their son, currently a bounding and goofy toddler.

Montez is an active community leader and blogger. He founded Montez Law’s City Law Blog that provides an innovative perspective of the law as an aspect of urban living.

He is currently the Secretary for the Yale Club of San Diego, where he has spearheaded its community service projects. In honor of the multiple generations of his family who have dedicated their lives to serving the military in nearly every U.S. military conflict of the 20th Century (WWI, WWII, Vietnam) in various branches, Montez volunteers as counsel for deployed military members under the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act.

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

Jeffrey D. Montez

Jeffrey D. Montez’s commitment to serve has been a constant throughout his life. The Southern California native knew that his interests in helping people, public speaking and writing came together. He was born in Los Angeles and raised in the diverse L.A. 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.

His first career was in journalism, covering sports for a daily newspaper in metropolitan New York City. After a soggy snowstorm shoveling his car out of the snow while standing in pouring rain, Montez decided to return west.

At Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, he met his lovely bride Kristen. They moved to San Diego in 2008; it was one of the best decisions of their lives. His most important job is to help raise their son, currently a bounding and goofy toddler.

Montez is an active community leader and blogger. He founded Montez Law’s City Law Blog that provides an innovative perspective of the law as an aspect of urban living.

He is currently the Secretary for the Yale Club of San Diego, where he has spearheaded its community service projects. In honor of the multiple generations of his family who have dedicated their lives to serving the military in nearly every U.S. military conflict of the 20th Century (WWI, WWII, Vietnam) in various branches, Montez volunteers as counsel for deployed military members under the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act.

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

Kristen E.B. Montez

Kristen E.B. Montez

Kristen Montez has emerged as a local leader in health law and corporate matters. She has been on the forefront of new ideas and innovations in the health care industry and its relationship to insurance coverage, in addition to compliance matters since starting her legal practice in 2008.

Her scholarship in the cutting-edge concept of medical travel garnered the attention of the American Bar Association, who published her study on the concept as it related to the new health care proposals including the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) when it was merely a political campaign proposal. She worked as in-house counsel and compliance officer at the nation’s leading medical travel company and was a catalyst in that company’s growth while the health care industry was changing by the day.

It takes no time to realize that Kristen Montez was meant to help others. Kristen graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, PA where she volunteered with at-risk youth and developmentally disabled adults. Later, she served as an employment counselor for the New Jersey Department of Labor. Frustrated by witnessing unemployed individuals who were too sick to work yet could not get better without employer-sponsored health insurance, Kristen pursued a law degree to effect change in the healthcare access and corporate realm.

While at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, she met her knight in shining armor, Jeffrey Montez. After graduating, they moved to San Diego in 2008; it was one of the best decisions of their lives. They recently welcomed a new addition to the family, a son, known around the house as “crazy pants.”

Kristen has extensive experience serving as in-house counsel to start-up and early-stage companies by managing all legal exposures and risks, overseeing contract drafting, negotiation and execution, safeguarding corporate assets, and ensuring regulatory compliance on a federal and state level.

Prior to going in-house, Kristen formerly worked for a San Diego-based medical malpractice defense firm, where she managed medical malpractice, insurance and civil litigation cases.

In her free time, Kristen enjoys spending time with her knight and crazy pants and surfing. When swell conditions are right, she is always encouraging her clients to meet with her during a surf session.

  • Entire State of California United States District Court, Southern District of California (San Diego)
  • Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania
  • B.A. Psychology
  • Minor Economics
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
  • Juris Doctor
  • Managing Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review
  • A Permanent Vacation: Evaluating Medical Tourism’s Place in the United States Health Care System. 20 THE HEALTH LAWYER 5 (2008)
  • 2007 ABA Health Law Section Law Student Writing Competition, Honorable Mention

Kristen E.B. Montez

Kristen Montez has emerged as a local leader in health law and corporate matters. She has been on the forefront of new ideas and innovations in the health care industry and its relationship to insurance coverage, in addition to compliance matters since starting her legal practice in 2008.

Her scholarship in the cutting-edge concept of medical travel garnered the attention of the American Bar Association, who published her study on the concept as it related to the new health care proposals including the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) when it was merely a political campaign proposal. She worked as in-house counsel and compliance officer at the nation’s leading medical travel company and was a catalyst in that company’s growth while the health care industry was changing by the day.

It takes no time to realize that Kristen Montez was meant to help others. Kristen graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, PA where she volunteered with at-risk youth and developmentally disabled adults. Later, she served as an employment counselor for the New Jersey Department of Labor. Frustrated by witnessing unemployed individuals who were too sick to work yet could not get better without employer-sponsored health insurance, Kristen pursued a law degree to effect change in the healthcare access and corporate realm.

While at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, she met her knight in shining armor, Jeffrey Montez. After graduating, they moved to San Diego in 2008; it was one of the best decisions of their lives. They recently welcomed a new addition to the family, a son, known around the house as “crazy pants.”

Kristen has extensive experience serving as in-house counsel to start-up and early-stage companies by managing all legal exposures and risks, overseeing contract drafting, negotiation and execution, safeguarding corporate assets, and ensuring regulatory compliance on a federal and state level.

Prior to going in-house, Kristen formerly worked for a San Diego-based medical malpractice defense firm, where she managed medical malpractice, insurance and civil litigation cases.

In her free time, Kristen enjoys spending time with her knight and crazy pants and surfing. When swell conditions are right, she is always encouraging her clients to meet with her during a surf session.

Kristen E.B. Montez

  • Entire State of California United States District Court, Southern District of California (San Diego)
  • Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania
  • B.A. Psychology
  • Minor Economics
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
  • Juris Doctor
  • Managing Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review
  • A Permanent Vacation: Evaluating Medical Tourism’s Place in the United States Health Care System. 20 THE HEALTH LAWYER 5 (2008)
  • 2007 ABA Health Law Section Law Student Writing Competition, Honorable Mention