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
FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY, Hackensack, NJ
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
Read and distilled to its essential elements all motion papers before the Judge. Conducted legal research and prepared memoranda applying appropriate legal precedent to pending motions in such matters as breach of contracts, landlord-tenant, negligence, and creditors’ rights. Assisted Judge on motion days and served as judicial liaison. Mediated and settled various litigation matters before the Judge. During mediation sessions, listened to parties concerns and provided parties with alternatives to resolve their disputes without judicial intervention. Acted as liason between Judge and pro se litigants. Provided Spanish language interpreting services as needed. Performed all duties with minimal oversight.
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.
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