Leonardo Monterrey (“Leo”) is the founding partner of Monterrey Law Firm PLLC. Mr. Monterrey focuses on criminal and immigration law issues.
Mr. Monterrey graduated from Waukesha North High School in Waukesha, Wisconsin in 1999 and went on to attend University of Arkansas at Little Rock (“UALR”) on a baseball scholarship. He graduated with a B.A. in Liberal Arts in 2004. In 2007, Mr. Monterrey received his J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
While in law school, Mr. Monterrey was President of the Hispanic Law Students Association and worked as a District Aide for Congressman Vic Snyder, where he helped Arkansans with a variety of immigration issues. In 2009, Mr. Monterrey was appointed by Governor Mike Beebe to the Arkansas Racial Profiling Committee.
Mr. Monterrey was selected as a member of Arkansas Business’ 40 Under 40, which recognizes business leaders for excelling in their professions and shaping Arkansas’ future. He has also been selected by his peers as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star for eleven consecutive years, starting in 2013, and he has been featured in several publications for his accomplishments as an attorney. For several years, Mr. Monterrey and Monterrey Law Firm have won EI Latino’s Best of the Best award, as voted by the readers of EI Latino newspaper.
He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Arkansas Bar Association, and Pulaski County Bar Association.
Mr. Monterrey has over 15 years of jury trial experience and has dealt with complex rape, assault, battery and non-death capital murder cases. His ability to break down a complex criminal case has proven to be a winning combination in the courtroom.