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Counsel of Record in over 2300 Bankruptcy cases in Maryland and DC. Supervisory counsel in hundreds or thousands more. Counsel of record in hundreds of civil, criminal and administrative cases before federal and state courts and agencies. Pro bono service through Montgomery County Bar and Bankruptcy Court. Served as Treasurer and outside counsel to the Gifted and Talented Learning Disabled Network. We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the bankruptcy code. We are proud to have helped thousands of people in this way. Past cases are no guaranty of future outcomes.


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 70%
  2. Consumer Protection: 10%
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
  4. Business: 10%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Montero Law Group, LLC

1738 Elton Road
Suite 105
Silver Spring, MD, 20903


DCActive 198305/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Investigating Counsel-atty misconductUS District Court District of Maryland2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition2009
Super LawyerMaryland Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerMaryland Super Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderGarza, Regan & Associates, P.C.1989 - Present
AttorneyBell, Cornelius & Shore1985 - 1989
AttorneyEverngam, Everngam & Lawlor1984 - 1985
AttorneyLaw Offices Of John P. Coale1982 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
Montgomery County Bar Association, Judicial Selection CommitteeFederal Practice Section1996 - 1998
Montgomery County Bar Association, Federal Practice SectionMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Maryland State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Maryland Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Bankruptcy Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Walker v. Essex, 318 Md. 516 (1990)Precedent setting case on damages.
In re Greenbelt Co-op124 B.R. 465 (1991)Objection to claim sustained
In re Wilkinson, 186 B.R. 186 (1995)Court granted reformation
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of Maryland, College ParkN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Numerous Bankruptcy Education ProgramsBankruptcy Seminars For LawyersN/A
"Legally Speaking"Radio Talk Show- WOL AM 1450N/A