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Litigation and Trial Experience

Montoya Law, P.A. is a litigation and trial law firm. The firm has handled numerous cases before local, state, and national judges and juries. Over the years, the firm has handled hundreds of complex personal injury and wrongful death cases including a significant number of mass tort cases both on a national and international scale. 

Mr. Montoya has argued multiple complex product liability and forum non conveniens issues before state and federal court judges during his career. He has tried numerous cases to verdict including a case stemming from the ill-fated American Airlines Flight 965 in Cali, Colombia, which resulted in a verdict in excess of $1 million dollars and tried to verdict and appealed a products liability case against Cooper Tire and Rubber.  In addition, Mr. Montoya has also successfully tried to verdict negligence actions including the wrongful death of a cyclist down in the Florida Keys.  That case also resulted in a multimillion dollar verdict. 

Along the same lines, Mr. Montoya will sometimes form part of teams of attorneys that litigated cases on a national scale.  Mr. Montoya was  part of team of attorneys that litigated the Ford Explorer-Firestone AT/ATX Wilderness cases in a Miami federal court and in a federal court in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mr. Montoya, along with his firm, has also taken the lead in the litigation of many air disaster related cases involving US airplane manufactures and companies that distribute airplane component parts.  Several examples include the Santa Barbara Crash of 2008, the Continental Airlines air turbulence case which was filed in a Miami federal court and the Lloyd Aereo Boliviano emergency landing case in 2008, among many other cases handled.  In 2015, Mr. Montoya and his European colleagues filed suit and are litigating over 60 wrongful death cases stemming from Air Asia Flight QZ8501, which crashed in the Java Sea near Indonesia, Asia.  Aside from complex cases, Mr. Montoya actively litigates automobile accident, slip and fall and general negligence actions in state and federal courts.

Montoya Law, P.A. continues to fight for the rights of victims involved in accidents. The firm’s quest is to seek full and fair compensation for victims injured or killed by defective or faulty products, by the negligent actions of drivers, pilots and those in control of dangerous instruments or machines.

Please call us at 1.305.445.9292 if you would like to learn more about our court and litigation experience.


Montoya Law, P.A. respects the privacy of our client and opts not to disclose the names and settlements of its clients. Additionally, due to the confidential nature of some settlements, the names of a vast majority of insurance defendants and plaintiffs are not disclosed. However, all jury verdicts and appellate decisions that are not privileged or subject to a confidentiality order are detailed below. The purpose of this list, while not exhaustive, is simply to inform prospective clients of the quality of work performed by the firm.

Sample List of Settlements and Jury Verdicts

  • Passengers involved in airline crash – (settled during international mediation of the case)
  • Passengers in airline accident in Latin America (resolved during international mediation)
  • Passengers in airline crash in Asia (settled via international mediation)
  • Multiple Plaintiffs in a consolidated action against a car manufacturer (resolved in Indiana)
  • Plaintiff in rollover accident (settled during litigation in a Miami Court)
  • Helicopter crash (resolved during mediation in foreign country)
  • Hotel shooting incident (settled prior to trial with counsel in California)
  • Jar v. Hunters Run, mediation, $2.8 million dollars
  • Martinez v. OJ Trucking, jury verdict of $2.3 million dollars
  • Action against major automobile manufacturer (Child) (settled while in litigation)
  • Action against major automobile manufacturer (Parent) (resolved while in litigation)
  • Plaintiff survived single engine crash, settled while in litigation
  • Gomez v. American Airlines, jury verdict $1.3 million dollars
  • Recovery of seizure of assets, resolved while in litigation
  • Fatal injuries of passenger on ship, settled in while in litigation
  • Injuries sustained to a defective tire, resolved while in litigation
  • Alvarez v. Cooper Rubber and Tire Company, jury verdict
  • Injuries sustained during a rollover accident, over $15 million dollars in settlements
  • Injuries sustained during a general aviation crash, resolved at different stages of litigation
  • Business partnership dispute, $450,000
  • Gomez v. broadband $400,000