Richard Montes is a partner in the firm. Since joining MLN in 2003 he has litigated appeals in a variety of practice areas, including medical and other professional malpractice; construction; insurance coverage; personal injury; toxic tort; commercial; and matrimonial. He is a frequent lecturer on the revised New York CPLR Article 50-A for structuring judgments and has published in the areas of medical malpractice and litigation strategy. He is also the principal blogger for the New York Appellate Law Blog, MLN’s blog dedicated to providing the latest significant tort and insurance coverage decisions in New York’s Appellate Courts; cases which have been granted leave to appeal to the New York Court of Appeals; and other practice tips or information regarding appeals to New York's Appellate Courts.
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Mr. Montes is a former law clerk for the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court, Justice Mel Greenberg of the Massachusetts Appeals Court and Justice Anthony Marano, Supreme Court of New York, Nassau County. From 2007-2009, he served as the Chairperson of the Suffolk County Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Committee. He is also the current President of the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association.
Richard J. Montes
130 Crossways Park Drive Suite 100
Woodbury, New York 11797
Phone: (516) 487-5800
Fax: (516) 487-5811
Web site: http://www.mlnappeals.com
Current Employment Position(s):
Partner, since January 1, 2011
Year Joined Organization:
New York, 2003
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2006
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2006
U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2010
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2007
U.S. Supreme Court, 2007
Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, 2002
Honors: Cum Laude; Edward F. Hennessey Scholar; Honors Moot Court Competition
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1998
Honors: Cum Laude; Dean's List Every Semester
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Long Island Hispanic Bar Association
President, June 2010 - Present
Treasurer, June 2009 - May 2009
Secretary, June 2008 - May 2009
Suffolk County Bar Association
Chairperson Appellate Practice Committee, June 2007 - May 2009
Hispanic National Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Past Employment Positions:
Superior Court of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, Law Clerk to the Justices, 2002 - 2003
Hon. Mel Greenberg, Massachusetts Appeals Court, Boston, MA, Law Clerk, summer 2001
Hon. Anthony Marano, Supreme Court Justice, Mineola, NY, Law Clerk, summer 2000
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Washington, D.C., Paralegal Clerk, 1997 - 1999
Speaker, "A Practical Guide to CPLR Article 50-A," Summer and Fall 2010 for various hospitals and insurance companies.
Moderator, Touro Law Center, "The Immigration Reform Debate: Getting Beyond the Rhetoric," September 16, 2010
Speaker, Suffolk County Bar Association, “Strategies for Improving Your Chances of Success on Appeal,” April 23, 2008.
Recipient 2009 Award of Recognition for exemplary service and commitment to the Suffolk County Bar Association.
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