Adrian S. LaFavor-Montez
Prior to his current position at Colich & Associates, Adrian Montez worked at the Dakota County Public Defender’s Office as well as a personal injury firm in Minneapolis. Mr. Montez then clerked for U.S. Federal Magistrate Becky Thorson where he worked on a variety of complex federal cases. In 2015, Mr. Montez began working for Colich & Associates focusing on criminal defense and municipal prosecution.
Mr. Montez has represented clients on a variety of criminal cases ranging from misdemeanor DWIs and domestic assaults to more serious felonies including assaults, gun-related charges, drug charges, and gang-related charges. In 2016, Mr. Montez second chaired a federal sex trafficking case with Mr. Colich. Mr. Montez has also represented clients on expungements, orders for protection, harassment cases, and civil forfeiture cases involving the seizure of vehicles, money, and other property.
Mr. Montez has tried dozens of jury trials and bench trials and has extensive experience in legal writing and oral argument. His experience in municipal prosecution provides him with a well-rounded and informed approach in client representation. Mr. Montez takes the time necessary to explain the complex legal process to his clients ensuring they are fully equipped with the knowledge necessary to make some of the most important decisions of their lives.
Mr. Montez graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in 2015 Summa Cum Laude near the top of his class. In law school, Mr. Montez participated in moot court and mock trial, where he was a quarterfinalist in a national competition. Mr. Montez also received the CALI award for excellence in General Practice: Skill’s Practicum. During his time on the Mitchell Hamline Law Review Volume 42, Part 1, his article analyzing Minnesota’s DWI laws was published.
Mr. Montez is a board member of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Criminal Law Section. He is licensed to practice law in both Minnesota State Court and Federal Court.