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Juan Carlos Monteza

Juan Carlos MontezaAttorney Juan Carlos Monteza specializes in criminal and immigration defense and in the interplay between both disciplines. During the last eight years, he has practiced exclusively in the New York Criminal and Immigration Courts. Mr. Monteza has successfully prevented deportations for people convicted of drug cases, assaults, theft, domestic violence, sex crimes, crimes against children, forgery-related crimes, crimes against the government and the court system and an array of economic crimes.

His defense work has taken him to every Criminal and Supreme Court in lower New York state such as Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties. After obtaining favorable results on their criminal cases, Mr. Monteza has often successfully defended the very same clients before the USCIS and the Immigration Courts at 26 Federal Plaza, 201 Varick Street and 970 Broad Street in Newark, the Executive Office of Immigration Review, and the Board of Immigration Appeals in Falls Church, Virginia on their deportation, adjustment and citizenship cases.

Mr. Monteza received his Masters of Law degree in Intellectual Property Law, LLM on 2004 from the Yeshiva University, Benjamin Cardozo Law School in New York City, where he was a member of the Intellectual Law Society. He received his LLB law degree from the Universidad de San Martin de Porres in Lima, Peru where he graduated in the top third of his class. Mr. Monteza also worked at the legal division of Geotecnica, Lima, Peru and at the Peruvian Ministry of Labor assisting poor persons in their claims against abusive employers. While in law school Mr. Monteza worked at the Ministry of Justice handling prisoner's amnesty and pardon applications. He is licensed to practice in New York and in Lima, Peru. In his spare time, Mr. Monteza enjoys international travel, literature, music and cuisine.

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  • “He helped my loved one get out of deportation quickly for a very, very reasonable fee.”

    Kynga
  • “Whether your case is civil or criminal, Mike has the intelligence and knowledge of the law to provide the best possible outcomes for his clients.”

    Roland Larkin, Former Superintendent NY State
  • “He's brilliant and cares for his clients with true heart, you could not be in better hands.”

    W. Velez
  • “Everything you told us was true even when every other lawyer said it couldn't be done!”

    Rocio S.
  • “My life has changed for the better since I've had Michael and his Team working with me.”

    L. Bela
  • “From first-hand experience, I am certain that clients are safe in his hands.”

    Rene Berrospi, Peruvian attorney
  • “My son has got a good job now and is a free man because of this lawyer.”

    Jaime
  • “He knows both criminal and immigration law like the back of his hand.”

    Nilay Shastry, Esq.
  • “He thought out of the box and worked until he was able to have a conversation with the DA.”

    Ms Ching
  • “Michael is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced attorneys in New York.”

    Amal Oummih, Esq. NYC Immigration Lawyer
  • “Every client I referred to him has been satisfied and is still in the country.”

    F. Richard H.
  • “Passionate and effective representation of his clients in various courts.”

    Ade Agbayewa, Esq., New York Criminal Defense
  • “Michael's experience in criminal and immigration law is unsurpassed.”

    Rhonda deJean, Immigration Attorney
  • “Extremely ethical and a great human being.”

    Former Client
  • “He found solutions when other lawyers turned us down.”

    Angelo

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