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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.

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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas

Licensed

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

Payment

Fees:

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

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Edmund Vincent Yan

    Chris is smart, relentless, and dedicated to his craft. I've seen first hand the extra miles he goes for his clients. Highly recommended!

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    Edmund Yan Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Griselda Rodriguez

    I endorse Chris Montes de Oca due to his tenacity to obtain the best results for his clients. His extensive experience in personal injury work makes him an excellent attorney to refer cases to.

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    Griselda Rodriguez Employment and labor Attorney
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Contact info

Law Offices of Christopher Montes de Oca

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

100 Oceangate
Suite 1200
Long Beach, CA, 90802

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 200809/28/2009
CAActive200605/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2015
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
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationAdvisory Panel Member2010 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2010 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2010 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember2009 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember2008 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Long Beach Bar AssociationBoard of Governors2007 - Present
Long Beach Bar Association, Barristers (New Lawyers) SectionPresident2007 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - 2008
American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Consumer Financial Services CommitteeMember2005 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People of the State of California v. DefendantCase Dismissed!
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Western State University Law ReviewWestern State University Law Review Member2006
Education
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