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Betzayda Montoya

LA Phone: 213-622-8775
OC Phone: 949-443-0488
Fax: 213-622-5383

Betzayda Montoya has long been involved in immigration law, working on a variety of cases across the spectrum. She has experience with employment and family immigration issues, as well as asylum, naturalization and U-visas. She also has a strong background in criminal law.

Ms. Montoya is fluent in Spanish, and she has been a member of the firm since 2019.

Education

  • Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California, J.D.
  • California State University, Northridge, California, B.S. degree in Chicano Studies and Political Science

Bar/Professional Memberships

  • California State Bar
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (Immigration Section)

Awards and Community Involvement

  • Southwestern Law School Public Interest Distinction, Award Recipient
  • Association of Corporate Counsel – Southern California, Award Recipient
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Award Recipient
  • Wildman/Scumacher Scholarship, Award Recipient
  • Bet Tzedek, Law Clerk
  • Los Angeles Public Defender, Law Clerk
  • The New Americans Campaign, Volunteer Attorney (Naturalization Clinic)
  • Street Law Mock Trial, Volunteer Judge
  • Diversity Pipeline Event, Volunteer Moderator
  • Justice Bus Project, Volunteer (Naturalization Clinic)
  • CHIRLA, Volunteer (Naturalization Clinic)
  • Protegete Ya, Volunteer (Naturalization Clinic)
  • Teen Court, Volunteer Jury Assistant
  • University of California, Irvine School of Law, Volunteer (U-Visa Clinic)
  • Fulfillment Fund, Ambassador

Student Leadership

  • National Lawyers Guild, Vice Chair
  • Latino Law Student Association, Treasurer
  • Labor and Employment Law Association

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