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Christopher Montes de Oca

Christopher Montes de Oca

also known as Chris Montes de Oca

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury

About Me

Christopher Montes de Oca was one of the youngest attorneys to be admitted to the State Bar of California.  In addition to being an active member of the State Bar of California, he is also an active Member of the District of Columbia Bar.  Christopher is also an active licensed real estate broker in the State of California. Mr. Montes de Oca obtained his Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and uses these highly developed skills.  Mr. Montes de Oca has the distinction of achieving many outstanding awards including one for his dedication to pro bono services.  He believes strongly in using his legal skills for the betterment of the community.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    9 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    9 years



Contingent (15-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • David Paley Schwarz

    An extremely skilled and strong advocate for his clients I highly recommend him


    David Schwarz Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeremy Dean Jass

    Chris is an outstanding attorney. He works tirelessly to achieve the results that his clients deserve. I endorse this lawyer.


    Jeremy Jass Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Christopher Montes de Oca

355 South Grand Ave
Suite 2450
Los Angeles, CA, 90071-9500



DCActive 200809/28/2009

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Plaintiff Trial AcademyConsumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Top Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaThe New York Times & Los Angeles Magazine2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Client Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Orange County Bar Association College of Trial AdvocacyOrange County Bar Association2007
Certificate of Faculty AppreciationArgosy University2007
Scott McCune Memorial AwardOrange County Legal Education Foundation2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Christopher Montes de Oca2006 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationAdvisory Panel Member2010 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2010 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2010 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember2009 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember2008 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - 2008
Long Beach Bar AssociationBoard of Governors2007 - Present
Long Beach Bar Association, Barristers (New Lawyers) SectionPresident2007 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Consumer Financial Services CommitteeMember2005 - 2006
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People of the State of California v. DefendantCase Dismissed!

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Publication NameTitleDate
Western State University Law ReviewWestern State University Law Review Member2006


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Argosy UniversityFinanceMBA2005
University of California - Santa BarbaraGlobal Studies and SpanishBA - Bachelor of Arts2003

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
American Bar AssociationThe Culture of Solethics: Ethical Dilemmas that Plague Solo Practice2013
Western State University College of Law New Student OrientationAlumni Keynote Speaker2012
Marina High SchoolTrial Practice2012
Law Day at Long Beach Unified School DistrictAmerican Legal System2007