|Lincoln Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|University of California - Santa Barbara||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1988|
Posted by mari
Hired John to finish my divorce almost a year ago.He never finished my divorce.He escalated my case by "suggesting" to file for child support.He filed for child support in august of last year and went to court over that at least 4 times.He never subpoena my ex bank records or paychecks.After 7 months and paying him I got $20.00/month in child support and have to go back to court as mistakes were made in the paperwork.My divorce case was never worked on.Almost a year later and no progress.I called everyday to inquire nobody would answer the calls even though they say on the message that they return every call.The only way they barely answer is via e-mail telling you to hang in there they would have an answer by such and such only to never hear again.After running out of my retainer and I was making monthly payments he decided I was too annoying because I was calling daily and he sent me a rude message and a substitution of attorney.Not to mention that he asked me to pay him in cash that was his condition to still work on my case and he stopped giving me receipts.
He never answers the questions I had in court always over talks and gives false promises.His word means nothing.He even tried to socialize with my ex which is pretty unethical.
John Montero is not a good lawyer he will not fight for you in court he just wants to show up and chit chat with the court staff.He is extremely unprofessional he asked me if I had any cute single friends at my new job because his wife is boring and never does anything but work and focused on her career.I will definitely file a complaint with the bar hopefully they will not allow him to do what he did to me.
He took my money by charging what all the other lawyers are charging and gave me barely any service and most certainly not any progress was made but he took my money.I am extremely unhappy with what I received from him and hopefully my review will help someone else as he has caused me a lot of problems.I hired him from this web-site by the way.
My advice to anyone that contemplates hiring him is to just keep moving there are a lot of attorneys that charge the same and they will actually work on your case.I read the negatives reviews and was on the fence about hiring him and I did it anyway and lost a year out of my life without any progress and honestly I could of probably done a better job myself googling divorce and been a lot cheaper.Money come and go but time I will never get back.It is exhausting to call everyday and get no response.I should of fired him a long time ago would of been much better now.
Posted by Jamie Sani
I left a highly dangerous situation for the benefit and safety of myself and kids. I wouldn't have had the strength and peace of mind if it wasn't for John and Pat. The legalities of my situation were unique, but they were able to help me navigate through it for the most benefical outcome for my family. I also know that my children will be looked after with John and Pat on their side. The focus of their practice is to protect those that cannot protect themselves in a world that is mostly unfair, but with people such as this awesome duo making sure the kids out here are safe, then there are a few more young lives in this world that will start out great thanks to them.
Posted by Jillian
John Montero was extremely helpful and knowledgeable with family law case. He did his research and came out on top. He put my anxiety at easeand is very well versed in family law. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
Brian Mcginity, Family Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I endorse this lawyer. John is an excellent attorney. His assistant Pat is excellent and they make a great team. We have been on opposite sides of cases and worked together on cases. John and Pat are professional and extremely knowledgeable. If you are represented by this office you are in good hands and will be very well represented. Not only do they do excellent legal work but they also care about their clients. I highly recommend them.