Monty & Ramirez LLP is a law firm focused on the representation of public and private-sector employers in matters involving employment, labor, and immigration compliance issues.
The firm also provides a full range of U.S. and global immigration services to companies and individuals alike. The firm is headquartered in Houston, Texas, but its practice extends beyond state lines—throughout the Southwest and around the nation. As a minority-owned law firm, our diverse team of attorneys is well equipped to handle our clients’ varied employment and immigration needs.
There are many reasons for the firm’s success, starting with the quality of its attorneys and support staff. Monty & Ramirez is comprised of experienced attorneys with outstanding credentials and diverse backgrounds. Our attorneys are well-versed in assisting employers with their employment workforce in relation to the everyday challenges faced by companies. Equally important, the composition of the firm closely matches the growing demographics of not only the Houston community, but every community it serves. Our diversity and commitment to diversity has allowed us to expand our client base from Houston to other cities in Texas, as well as clients based out of California, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, and Illinois, to name a few.
Monty & Ramirez attorneys are frequently called upon to write and speak on issues of concern to employers and cutting-edge developments in the fields of labor and employment law and immigration compliance. Partners Jacob M. Monty and Daniel N. Ramirez are Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Partners Sarah D. Monty and Carolina Ortuzar-Diaz is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
The breadth of experience within the firm allows Monty & Ramirez to handle virtually any matter relating to an employer’s employment practices. This includes matters such as employment litigation, government investigations, wage and hour claims, contract negotiations, arbitrations, trade secret and unlawful competition litigation, union organizing and decertification campaigns, and class-action lawsuits. Our attorneys are also adept in preventative counseling, management training, and assisting employers with drafting and implementing policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
When taking into account the client’s perspective, the most important measure of any law firm comes down to one thing—getting results. Monty & Ramirez is committed to providing its clients with high-quality counsel and service, which means not only listening to and anticipating their needs, but also attempting to out-think and out-strategize the opposition. By being aggressive, industrious, and smart, our attorneys have accumulated a successful track record representing employers in their employment matters. Our attorneys have also prevented untold numbers of potential claims by helping our clients foresee, address, and avoid problems.
In achieving positive results, our attorneys understand that clients face constant pressure to contain costs without compromising quality, which is why Monty & Ramirez is also committed to providing exceptional value. Our firm structure minimizes overhead and encourages efficiency. Monty & Ramirez provides outstanding client service at reasonable rates. All matters are staffed with an eye toward keeping the client’s total cost as low as possible while providing a high level of legal experience.
Our firm diversity reflects the diversity of Houston. Monty & Ramirez provides its clients with the ability to reduce investigative and analytical costs when dealing with the Hispanic and/or Spanish-speaking workforce. All of our labor and employment attorneys and 90% of our support staff are fluent in Spanish. Where applicable, these bilingual language skills provide our clients with competitive and unique advantages in communicating with their Spanish-speaking and Hispanic employees. Our attorneys help with clear communication between Spanish-speaking employees and their employers. Accordingly, the firm is qualified to provide a wide range of services in both English and Spanish such as:
- Fact investigations, supervisor training, and employee meetings
- Accident investigations
- Employee letters, reprimands, handbooks, manuals, collective bargaining agreements, releases and statements, and other related matters
- Arbitration agreements and interpretation for witnesses in preparation for depositions, trials, and other legal matters