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I am a board certified personal injury trial lawyer.  Only a small percentage of personal injury lawyers are board certified.  I specialize in helping people and families when their lives have been turned upside down by injuries and tragedy caused by negligent conduct. We've helped people who have been injured or lost loved ones in cases involving trucking accidents, auto accidents, products liability accidents, pharmacy malpractice, construction accidents, fraternity hazing, commercial vehicle accidents, motorcylce accidents, drownings, electrocutions, daycare neligence, nursing home negligence and more.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 25%
  2. Wrongful Death: 25%
  3. Trucking Accident: 25%
  4. Personal Injury: 25%
    18 years, 3 thousand cases



Contingent (33-40%)

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  • Nick Feizy

    Rachel is very experienced and informative. She doesn't hesitate to lend a helping hand. She is a top notch attorney.


    Nick Feizy Car accident Attorney
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  • Andrew Nathan Soule

    I have known and worked with Rachel Montes for close to 15 years. Rachel is highly respected in the legal community as a lawyer and as a person. The best recommendation any one lawyer can give another is to refer a family member to them. And I have. I highly endorse this lawyer.


    Andrew Soule Commercial real estate Attorney
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Contact info

Montes Law Group, PC

1121 Kinwest Parkway
Suite 100
Irving, TX, 75063-3124

Montes Law Group, P.C.

302 W. Commerce Street
Dallas, TX, 75208-1917

Montes Law Group, P.C.

10804 La Subida Drive
El Paso, TX, 79935-3308



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199808/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Million Dollar ClubTexas Lawyer2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2016
Personal Injury "10 Best" Attorneys in TexasAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2016
Top 100 Civil Plaintiff's Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2016
Top One PercentThe National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2015
Top Latina American LawyerLatino American Who's Who2014
Texas Super LawyerTexas Lawyer Magazine2014
Texas SuperlawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2013
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2012
Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2011
Invited CandidateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2011
2010 Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2010
John Howie AwardDallas Trial Lawyers Association2010
Best Personal Injury/Wrongful Death Lawyer In DallasD Magazine2009
Texas Superlawyer 2009Texas Monthly Magazine2009
Best Lawyer Under 40 in DallasN/A2006
American Jurisprudence AwardTexas Wesleyan University1997
American Jurisprudence AwardTexas Wesleyan University1997
Law ReviewTexas Wesleyan University1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentMontes Law Group, P.C.2016 - Present
Managing PartnerMontes Law Group2010 - Present
OwnerMontes/Lewis Law, P.C.2014 - 2016
Managing PartnerMontes Herald Law Group, LLP2007 - 2010
OwnerMontes Law Group1999 - 2007
AssociateFerrer & Assoc.1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Attorneys Information Exchange GroupMember2016 - Present
Live Like Josh FoundationBoard of Directors2014 - Present
Southern Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Attorneys Serving the CommunityMember2013 - Present
El Paso Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
El Paso Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Texas Board of Legal SpecializationBoard Certified - Personal Injury Trial Law2011 - Present
Trial Lawyers CollegeStaff2010 - Present
Board of Directors -- TTLAAdvocatesBoard of Directors2008 - Present
Christian Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Dallas Democratic Lawyers Assoc.Board Member2008 - Present
Dallas Women Lawyers AssociationAdvisory Board of Directors2007 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2004 - Present
Dallas Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2004 - Present
Dallas Women Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1998 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1994 - Present
Dallas Women Lawyers AssociationPresident2006 - 2007
Member College of the State Bar of TexasN/A2004 - 2007
Dallas Association of Young LawyersBoard of Directors2001 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hope Crump v. John Goin, Mica Corp and Ford Motor Co.$19,000,000.00 Jury Verdict
Linda Blair v. Alan C. Van Horn, M.D.Verdict for $609,000.00
Barfield v. HardinJury Verdict for $550,000.00
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Publication nameTitleDate
TTLA Year End MeetingProving Up Medical Records and Bills2009
UT Austin CLEAutos vs. Pedestrians, Bicyclists and Animals: Who Wins?2009
TTLA Mid-Year SeminarEffective Opening Statements2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AN/A2009
Texas Wesleyan UniversityN/AJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of TexasPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
TTLA TACT CollegeCivil Trial Law, Voir Dire, Opening, Direct, Cross and Closing2016
Trial Lawyers College July 2016 three week courseCivil Trial Law, Voir Dire, Opening, Direct, Cross and Closing2016
Texas Regional Seminar: Trial Lawyers College Opening StatementOpening Statement2015
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial Lawyers College July 2015 Week Two: Trial Skills2015
Texas Trial Lawyers Association TACT CollegeTrial Technique Workshop2014
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeMethods in Voir Dire2014
Washington Regional Seminar: Opening StatementOpening Statement2013
TTLA Mid Year MeetingDeveloping Non Economic Damages for Trial2013
Texas Regional Seminar: Closing ArgumentClosing Argument2013
Law Day with the Dallas County District JudgesVoir Dire Presentation2013
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College- Week 3 of the RanchTrial Skills from voir dire to closing2013
Trial Lawyers College Dubois Wyoming Week 3Trial Skills2012
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association SeminarPsychodrama Workshop2012
California Regional SeminarDiscovering the Story2012
50 Shades of a Case: Modern Trial TechniquesTrial Skills: Case Themes2012
Sleeping Lady Resort, Seattle, WA, Trial Lawyers College Regional SeminarOpening Statement2011
Round Top, Texas Trial Lawyers College Regional SeminarDiscovering the Story2011
Kick A** Trial Skills WorkshopTrial Skills2011
"Trials", Tribulations and Techniques--What You Need to KnowDiscovering the Story, and Telling it Through Action2011
TTLA Trial Advocacy College of TexasOpening Statement2010
TTLA Advocates Judges PanelJudges Panel Moderator2010
Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial Advocacy Skills2010
Trial Advocacy College of TexasTrial Advocacy Skills2010
Dallas ExecutivesBusiness Networking2010
Best Kept Trial SecretsOpening and Direct Exam2010
University of Texas at Austin Continuing Legal EducationAutos vs. Pedestrians, Bicyclists and Animals: Who wins?2009
TTLA Year End SeminarModerator--Car Wrecks Seminar2009
TTLA Mid-Year MeetingOpening Statement2009
Medical Damages, Strategies to Defeat Defense TacticsPanel Discussion, what works in trial2009
Medical Damages, Strategies to Defeat Defense TacticsPresenting Damages in Trial2009
Dallas Women Lawyers Association Monthly MeetingDiscovering your Client's Story2009
Best Kept Trial SecretsCredibility in the Courtroom, Discovering your client's story2009
TTLA Year End Meeting and SeminarProving up Medical Bills and Records2008
TTLA Mid-Year ConventionWomen Trial Lawyers2008
TTLA Personal Injury SeminarSummary Judgment Practice2004