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Brian Dale Montoye

Criminal defense Attorney at Ann Arbor, MI

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2010
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Brian

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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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Simon & Geherin, PLLC
1310 S. Main Street
Suite 11
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104

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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2017
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Excellent Defense Attorney
Brian did excellent work with all parties. He communicated respectfully and clearly to myself and my family. He worked hard and got the best deal possible. I believe he made good recommendations that were not only best for me, but also for my situation. He helped avoid a lengthy process that could have been much more expensive. Much Appreciated!
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Posted by Jim | April 16, 2015
Brian Montoye represented me in a Domestic Violence criminal case. Brian conducted a successful verdict, with a result of a not guilty in my case. Brian was extremely knowledgeable of the law and was exceptional in the court room environment. My case was complex and Brian had multiple strategies prepared depending on how the prosecuting attorney presented their evidence in the case. I could not believe how hard he prepared and he did not have just a single approach to defending me. Brian had thought out all the possible options the prosecuting attorney could attempt during the case and he had an answer for every situation ready to defend me. Brian made me feel comfortable about the situation I was facing, how the law works and reassured me he would do his best to represent me. I was really impressed by Brian and would definitely recommend hiring him for your attorney. He is highly competent, very impressive, tough ligating, competitive and really a great attorney. I feel honestly that Brian is just an overall good guy that makes you feel comfortable even though you are probably in a difficult legal situation.
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2014
Highly Recommended
Brian Montoye helped me beyond expectations. I was facing a misdemeanor charge and he was able to reduce it to a civil infraction, saving me from a criminal record. Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2014
Defending a college student
Mr. Montoye defended my son and we were completely pleased about working with him. He did an excellent job of communicating and answering questions, explaining the options and implications. The best possible results were achieved, giving my son the chance to avoid a permanent criminal record. My stress as a parent was greatly reduced by hiring Mr. Montoye.
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2014
Review for Brain Montoye
Brian is a very knowledgeable, upfront lawyer. We had no surprises. He educated us on the process regarding our son's driving issue. He is very professional, put us at ease, and did what he said. I don't know what more you would want from an attorney.
Posted by David | January 31, 2014
Great Trial Attorney - Reliable and Responsive - Excellent in and out of the Courtroom
Brian Montoye conducted a successful defense, obtaining a verdict of not guilty in a criminal case. He showed exceptional knowledge pertaining to the distinctive character of the judges, prosecutors, police force and the legal system. This knowledge was very beneficial throughout. I was also impressed by his knowledge of the law and his professional interactions with the judge and his skillful questioning of the witnesses. He did a great job of limiting the presentation of the very aggressive prosecutor. He took plenty of time to prepare, knew all of the pertinent facts, and had proper strategies in place prior to the trial in what was a very complex case. I cannot emphasize enough how responsive and diligent he was throughout, keeping me informed of new information and swiftly returning my calls. At the same time, he was very efficient. This case had a lot of twists and turns leading up to the trial and during the trial, which he navigated very proficiently. He offered a fixed fee, and did not shirk when it went longer and became more complex than initially expected. I have very high regard, trust and confidence in him. I recommend him highly.
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Posted by Kurt | July 13, 2012
Helpful and Conscientious
Brian has helped me with legal advice regarding my business and also the sale of a rental property. In both situations he was very patient with my questions and clearly explained all of my options, allowing me to make educated decisions. I appreciate his knowledge, quick response to my questions and patience while explaining the various options that I had in each situation. I am getting ready to sell my home and look forward to working with him again during that process.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Simon & Geherin, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Principal
  • The Law Office of Brian D. Montoye, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • Fink & Valvo, PLLC
  • 2010 - 2012


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v K.D.
  • Not Guilty Verdict at Trial
  • People v J.Z.
  • Not Guilty Verdict at Trial
  • People v D.S.
  • Dismissed at Trial
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  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Co-Chairperson
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Hillman Trial Advocacy Program
  • Litigator
  • 2015 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Director's Award
  • Sixty Plus, Inc. Elderlaw Clinic
  • 2010


Speaking Engagements

  • Public Defender Clinic Seminar
  • Criminal Defense - Case Studies
  • 2015
  • Monthly Speaker Series
  • Legal Q & A
  • 2013
  • Careers in Law
  • Practicing Criminal Defense
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Given (9)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. As a former prosecutor, I have first hand knowledge of the zealous defense that Brian puts up for his clients. Not only is he an amazing attorney, but he and his firm offer an excellent service to their clients. Brian was always the first one at the Courthouse in order to ensure that his clients were handled right away and it is those details that set him above the rest."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Our law firm hired Mr. Montoye due to his excellent reputation in the community; we couldn't be happier with our decision. Mr. Montoye is a top-notch criminal defense attorney. He is dilligent, aggressive and very skilled in his field. I highly recommend this attorney to anyone looking for the highest quality representation in the area of criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Brian. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Montoye is an exceptional criminal defense attorney."
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Ann Arbor Criminal defense Lawyer Brian Dale Montoye
Brian Dale Montoye
Criminal defense Attorney
Ann Arbor, MI
Licensed for 13 years
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