Franklin Santiago Montero

Franklin Santiago Montero: Attorney with Law Offices of Franklin S. Montero


Law Offices of Franklin S. Montero, LLC, Passaic, NJ

Represent clients before administrative tribunals, municipal and superior courts in New Jersey in the areas of real estate transactions, traffic, criminal and bankruptcy law. Individually responsible for all aspects of caseload including all client contacts, research, writing, court preparation and court appearances. Draft legal documents. Perform expert and lay direct and cross-examinations, handling of discovery and motions in municipal court, defense of Title 39, Title 2C and Municipal Ordinances. Counsel clients regarding their rights and applicability of federal and state laws and regulations to their individual claims. Provide clients with alternative solutions to their legal claims via mediation. Perform residential and commercial real estate closings. Represent clients in the modification and restructure of distressed residential and commercial mortgage loans. Represent immigration clients throughout process of application for naturalization, removal proceedings, asylum applications, U-visas for victims of domestic violence, adjustment of status, non immigrant visas, and waivers

Prosecutor, Bergenfield Municipal Court


Teach Economics, Business Law, Employment Law, Human Resources, and Business Finance courses to undergraduate and graduate students.

The Hon. Joseph R. Rosa, Jr., J.S.C., Superior Court- Civil Division, Hackensack, NJ

Judicial Law Clerk

Special Education Clinic, Rutgers Law School, Newark, NJ

Provided representation and advocacy for parents and caregivers seeking to obtain appropriate early childhood educational services. Argued special education motion before a New Jersey Administrative Law Judge. Drafted complaints, motions, and performed extensive fact investigation and document review.

The Hon. Claude Coleman, J.S.C., Superior Court-Law Division, Newark, NJ

Legal Intern, May 2009 - September 2009

Conducted legal research and prepared memoranda for the court regarding pending motions in such matters as negligence, creditors’ rights, and breach of contracts. Assisted the court in managing the case calendar. Attended oral arguments and trials. Provided Spanish language interpreting services as needed.


Lyons, D., Hsu, D.F., Usandivaras, C., Montero, F., “Experimental Results from Using a Rank and Fuse Approach for Multi-Target Tracking in CCTV Surveillance,” Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers intr. Conf. on Advanced Video & Signal-Based Surveillance, Miami, FL, 2003.


Spanish – Fluent.

Areas of Practice (37)

  • Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Chapter 7
  • Bankruptcy Chapter 13
  • Real Estate Law
  • Loan Modification
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Immigration Law
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Alimony
  • Child Support
  • Municipal Court
  • DUI and DWI
  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Defective Product Injuries
  • Medical Malpractice Claims
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Claims
  • Premises Liability Claims
  • Workers Compensation
  • Visas
  • Deportation
  • Family Based Visas
  • Naturalization
  • Political Asylum
  • Finance Visas
  • Bankruptcy Chapter 11
  • Foreclosures
  • Visitation Rights
  • Child Custody
  • Family law Mediation
  • Employment Based Immigration
  • Traffic Violations
  • Green Card Process

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
973-330-8835  Phone
973-777-8718  Phone
973-777-1710  Fax
University Attended:
Fordham University, M.S., 2003; New York University, B.S.
Law School Attended:
Rutgers School of Law, J.D., 2010
Year of First Admission:
2018, Bergenfield Prosecutor; 2018, New Jersey; U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 2011, New York; 2011, New Jersey; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
English and Spanish

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