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Edward Montoya, Esq.

Of Counsel

emontoya@montoyalawfirm.com

A prominent and well known personal injury and air disaster attorney, Edward represents families of victims in all types of accidents, including victims in over 20 international air disaster cases from Miami to Argentina to Indonesia.   Since 2014, he has worked closely with members of the firm in the investigation and handling of propane explosions cases, medical malpractice actions, and military helicopter and air disaster matters.   Edward has dedicated his entire career to helping families of victims involved in catastrophic injury matters and fatal accidents.  He has battled and successfully resolved hundreds of cases against Bridgestone/Firestone, Ford Motor Company, Isuzu Motors, Goodyear and Cooper Tire and Rubber in defective design and manufacturing cases.  

As a passionate advocate for social justice and equality, Edward has worked tirelessly to protect immigrant families from being separated and deported.  As past chairman of the board and current secretary of CASA, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization located in Miami, his hard work, diligence and dedication has helped the CASA board and staff expand the organization's range of services and reach for larger local, state and federal grants.

Areas of Concentration:

  • Air Disaster and Aviation Litigation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Maritime (Jones Act)

Admissions:

  • Florida Bar, 1993
  • U.S District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

Education:

  • Vermont Law School, Juris Doctor, S. Royalton, Vermont
  • Florida International University, Economics, Miami

​Professional Affiliations:

 
  • The Florida Bar: Member
  • Florida Bar Aviation Committee: Member 
  • The National Trial Lawyer's Association: Member
  • American Society of Legal Advocates: Member
  • American Association for Justice: Member
  • Miami-Dade Trial Lawyers Association: Past Board Member
  • Dade County Bar Association: Member
  • Broward County Bar: Past Chairman of the Int’l Law Section
  • Florida International University Alumni Board: Past Board Member

Honors:

  • "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by National Trial Lawyers' Association (2016)
  • “Top 100 Lawyers for Florida” by the American Society of Legal Advocates (2015, 2016)
  • “South Florida Top Rated Lawyers" by the Daily Business Review (2015)
  • “Top Rated Lawyer in Product Defects” by the Miami Herald (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • “Top Lawyers in Florida" by the Legal Network (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • “Legal Elite -Top Lawyer” – Civil Litigation” by Florida Trend Magazine (2004, 2008-  2016)
  • “Superb” (10 of 10)” by Avvo.com (since 2009 - 2016)
  • “Up and Coming Attorney” by South Florida Legal Guide (2002)
  • “Silver Pride Award”, FIU Alumni Association

Martindale Rating:

  • AV Preeminent since 2002
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