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Brian Dale Montoye

Brian Dale Montoye

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence, Violent Crime

About Me

Mr. Montoye is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan and in the Eastern Federal District Courts. He earned his B.S. in History from Eastern Michigan University, where he was a three-year letter winner in Division I Football and was a member of the Honors Program. He earned his law degree, cum laude, from The Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, MI. In law school, he was a Senior Associate Editor of The Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, won a Certificate of Merit in Criminal Procedure, and received the Honors Scholarship, Dean's List Award, and Honor Roll in every term.


During law school, Mr. Montoye clerked for Simon & Geherin PLLC, defended criminal clients as part of the Washtenaw County Public Defender Clinic, and represented elder law clients on a variety of matters through the Elder Law clinic in Lansing. After graduation, Mr. Montoye worked for a prominent Ann Arbor law firm, Fink and Valvo PLLC, and practiced in the areas of criminal defense, civil litigation and landlord-tenant litigation. He has successfully litigated hundreds of criminal and civil cases in courts throughout southeastern Michigan. Mr. Montoye is a member of the Washtenaw County Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan, and was an assistant varsity football coach for Chelsea High School.


In 2013, Mr. Montoye joined Simon & Geherin, PLLC, where he specializes in state criminal defense, traffic cases, juvenile delinquency matters, and driver's license restoration cases.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Criminal Defense: 35%
    5 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    5 years
  3. Violent Crime: 20%
    5 years
  4. Domestic Violence: 20%
    5 years



Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • William A. Lamb

    I endorse Mr. Montoye without reservation. Recently, a client faced investigations from his employer and from the police. Mr. Montoye made time to see the client soon after I called. After listening carefully, Brian gave the client a clear explanation of the law and the possible consequences he faced. After we left the office, the client told me, "I know I could be in trouble but I feel better after meeting Brian." The client's trust was well-placed. Mr. Montoye worked quickly, investigated the facts, and used his knowledge of the law and understanding of the nearby law enforcement and prosecuting agencies. As a result, the client was not charged with any crimes. Based on my experience, I believe that Mr. Montoye would do excellent work for a person facing charges that involve business dealings, the handling of finances, or any other crime.


    William Lamb Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Patricia A. Reiser

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Montoye is extremely knowledgable in the criminal law, and his courtroom skills are exceptional. Additionally, he is polite, professional, and caring--he can be counted on to look out for his clients' interests.


    Patricia Reiser Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Simon & Geherin, PLLC

1310 S. Main Street
Suite 11
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104


MIActive And In Good Standing201006/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Director's AwardSixty Plus, Inc. Elderlaw Clinic2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneySimon & Geherin, PLLC2013 - Present
PrincipalThe Law Office of Brian D. Montoye, PLLC2012 - 2013
Associate AttorneyFink & Valvo, PLLC2010 - 2012

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Hillman Trial Advocacy ProgramLitigator2015 - 2015
Washtenaw County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Washtenaw County Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionCo-Chairperson2010 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law SectionMember2010 - Present
Washtenaw County Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember2010 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember2010 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v D.S.Dismissed at Trial
People v B.W.Not Guilty verdict at trial
People v A.W.Not Guilty verdict at trial

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Eastern Michigan UniversityHistoryBS - Bachelor of Science1994

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Public Defender Clinic SeminarCriminal Defense - Case Studies2015
Monthly Speaker SeriesLegal Q & A2013
Careers in LawPracticing Criminal Defense2012