Cristina S. Monterrey
Cristina S. Monterrey (“Crissy”) is a partner at Monterrey Law Firm PLLC. Mrs. Monterrey focuses on immigration, real estate and business law issues.
Mrs. Monterrey graduated from Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1999 and went on to attend Columbia University in New York, New York. She graduated with a B.A in Political Science in 2003. Mrs. Monterrey received a full scholarship to University of Arkansas at Little Rock (“UALR”) Bowen School of Law and received her J.D. with Honors in 2006.
While in law school, Mrs. Monterrey served as President of the Hispanic Law Students Association and was instrumental in establishing a scholarship fund for Latino law students. She was also an extern for Arkansas Court of Appeals Judge Larry Vaught, and she was the 2006 recipient of the Robert Sarver Memorial Award. Upon graduating from law school, Mrs. Monterrey worked at Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard, where she practiced real estate, lending and immigration law. She joined Monterrey Law Firm in 2010.
In 2007 and 2013, Mrs. Monterrey was featured in El Latino’s Quien es Quien (Who’s Who), which highlights community leaders who play a pivotal role in Arkansas’ Latino community. She was selected by Soiree magazine as one of 30 Women to Watch in 2009, and she has been featured in several publications for her accomplishments as an attorney. In 2010, she was selected as a member of Arkansas Business’ 20 in their 20s, which recognizes young business leaders who have made their mark on Arkansas before reaching their 30th birthday. For several years, Mrs. Monterrey and Monterrey Law Firm have won El Latino’s Best of the Best award, as voted by the readers of El Latino newspaper.
Mrs. Monterrey is a former President of the Arkansas chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and she served on the committee that established the UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity. She is a member of the Federal Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Arkansas Bar Association, and Pulaski County Bar Association.