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Rachel E. Montes

Rachel E. Montes

Partner since 2007
Irving, Texas
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A veteran Dallas trial lawyer, Rachel Montes has one goal in mind when she begins work for a new client, simply to level the playing field. This approach to dealing with negligent individuals and big business has earned Montes the respect of her peers and the gratitude of people and their families who have suffered injuries or loss at the hands of others. Ms. Montes has had the privilege of representing many families who have lost loved ones or suffered life-changing injuries, and she has enjoyed a successful history of fighting for people victimized by trucking negligence, fraternity hazing, insurance bad faith claims, defective products, wrongful death and workplace negligence.

"Trial lawyers are the voice for those who otherwise would not be heard. I'm proud to be in a profession that helps hard-working people stand up to the corporate and insurance giants who use fear and intimidation as their front line weapons of defense. I consider a successful case one that combines fair compensation with policy and procedural changes that create permanent safety upgrades that benefit everyone."

Ms. Montes has earned a reputation as a relentless, no non-sense lawyer who combines modern legal strategies with an old-school approach that truly does put her client on a level playing field. Ms. Montes has earned the respect and trust of other lawyers who have referred clients, friends and family members to her for representation.

Ms. Montes began her legal career after accepting a coveted position with one of Texas' largest personal injury law firms. Client success, along with a highly competitive personal drive led Montes to open her own law firm in 1998.

Since that time, Ms. Montes has had settlements and verdicts representing millions of dollars for her clients. Ms. Montes is the 2006 president of the Dallas Women Lawyers Association, and sits on the board of that organization today. Additionally, Ms. Montes is on the board of directors of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, a group that is dedicated to opening the courthouse to any aggrieved person and ensuring that people have justice in the face of powerful big-money insurance companies and their wielded power. Ms. Montes sits on the board of directors for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and most recently was nominated for a coveted position on the Texas Trial Lawyers Advocates Board. Ms. Montes is a member of, and active in, the American Association for Justice, and is a member of the Christian Lawyers Association.

Ms. Montes was recently voted one of Dallas’ “Best Lawyers Under 40”, recognizing her for her tireless work for injured victims and their families.

Areas of Practice

  • 25% Personal Injury
  • 25% Trucking Accident
  • 25% Wrongful Death
  • 25% Car / Auto Accident

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1998


  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award (1997)
    • Law Review: Texas Wesleyan University Law Review


  • Women Trial Lawyers, TTLA Mid-Year Convention, 2008
  • Proving up Medical Bills and Records, TTLA Year End Meeting and Seminar, 2008
  • Summary Judgment Practice, TTLA Personal Injury Seminar, 2004

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer Under 40 in Dallas, D Magazine, 2006
  • voted Texas Super Lawyer, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, Member, 1994 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member, 1998 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2000 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member, 2001 - Present
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association, Member, 2003 - Present
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2004 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2004 - Present
  • TTLA Advocates, Board of Directors, 2008 - Present
  • Christian Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2008 - Present
  • Dallas Democratic Lawyers Association, Board Member, 2008 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Member, 2004 - 2007
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association, President, 2006 - 2007
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Board of Directors, 2001 - 2004

Past Employment Positions

  • Montes & Associates, Owner, 1999 - 2007
  • Ferrer & Assoc., Associate, 1998 - 1999


  • Spanish

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Montes Law Group, LLP 
1121 Kinwest Parkway, Suite 100
Irving, TX 75063
Phone: 214-522-9401
Fax: 214-522-9428
Call Toll Free: 877-529-8899
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