John A. Montevideo

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John A. Montevideo is an Attorney at Law in Santa Ana, California, and a partner in the Law Firm of DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, A Professional Law Corporation. Education: After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio State University in 1973, Mr. Montevideo was accepted into Western State University College of Law and relocated to California. While attending Western State, Mr. Montevideo worked as a respiratory therapist. He received his Juris Doctorate in 1978. Fighting for Our Clients: For the past 32+ years, Mr. Montevideo has honed his skills as a work injury and personal injury trial attorney, primarily dealing in the area of general negligence, work injury, premises liability, automobile accidents, products liability, and construction law. Located within the heart of Santa Ana, California, his practice handles cases in the areas of Workers Compensation and has victoriously challenged third party claims on behalf of persons who have suffered catastrophic injuries or have died while on the job. Mr. Montevideo works tirelessly on behalf of his clients to provide the highest level of representation possible to ensure that all of his clients are treated fairly. His dedication and loyalty to his practice have been widely recognized by his colleagues and peers, and have earned the respect and admiration of the legal community, which is reflected in his high rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Leadership, Membership & Honors: Mr. Montevideo is an active member of Consumer Attorneys of California and is currently serving as President-Elect during 2009-2010 and President during 2010-2011. The goal of CAOC is to seek justice for all consumers and promote advocacy through training and education. Involving himself with numerous committees, Mr. Montevideo has been instrumental in providing insight and guidance to the organization for various projects and undertakings, including Grassroots and Legislation, actively reviewing and advocating legislation requirements, and has testified before the California Legislature. Mr. Montevideo received the CAOC Presidential Award of Merit in 2000 and 2002, and the CAOC Trench Soldier Award in 2004. Moreover, in 2006, he was inducted into Western State University, College of Law's Hall of Fame, the highest decoration awarded by the university to honor their alumni, in recognition of an exemplary career and outstanding community and professional service. Mr. Montevideo has served as a Board member for the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, and is past President of that organization, receiving the President's Award in 1998. Mr. Montevideo was elected to the Board of Directors for the Diversity in Law Foundation. The purpose of this particular organization is to promote a more racially diverse bar by supporting minority law students with financial aid and education. He is also an active member of the Orange County Bar Association, and participant in the Mock Trial Program of the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County, a faculty member for the Orange County College of Trial Advocacy, and an active member of the American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America). Speaking Engagements: Mr. Montevideo is a frequent lecturer for the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, the Orange County Bar Association, and Consumer Attorneys of California. He is also a lecturer for California State University, Fullerton; California State University, Long Beach; Western State University, College of Law; and Forensic Consultants Association. Family: Mr. Montevideo is the father of three adult children and resides in Orange County California with his wife Deborah Montevideo.

Areas of Practice (221)

  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Workers Compensation
  • Airbag Injury
  • Dram Shop Liability
  • Alcoholic Beverage Law
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Liquor Liability
  • Agricultural Tort Claims
  • Farm Equipment Liability
  • Animal Law
  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Airplane Crash Litigation
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Aviation Insurance
  • Aviation Liability
  • Aviation Litigation
  • Helicopter Crash Litigation
  • Black Lung
  • Civil Practice
  • Civil Rights
  • Personal Rights
  • Complex and Multi-District Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Accidents
  • Construction and Design Law
  • Construction Arbitration
  • Construction Claims
  • Construction Defects
  • Construction Equipment Liability
  • Construction Insurance
  • Construction Labor Law
  • Construction Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Construction Mediation
  • Construction Products Liability
  • Construction Safety
  • Contractors Liability
  • Roof Industry Liability
  • Scaffolding Liability
  • Stucco Litigation
  • Consumer Law
  • Consumer Litigation
  • Consumer Protection
  • Consumer Rights
  • Criminal Law
  • Employee Benefits
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Disability Benefits
  • Employee Benefits Litigation
  • Employee Compensation
  • General Practice
  • Government
  • County Liability
  • Government Tort Liability
  • Governmental Liability
  • Local Government Civil Rights
  • Local Government Liability
  • Accident Insurance
  • Automobile Insurance
  • Automobile Insurance Coverage
  • Automobile Liability
  • Casualty Insurance
  • Commercial Insurance
  • Commercial Property Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Excess Coverage
  • First and Third Party Insurance
  • First Party Insurance
  • General Liability
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Arbitration
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Insurance Mediation
  • Insurance Products
  • Insurance Recovery
  • Personal Liability
  • Property Damage
  • Property Insurance
  • Property Insurance Coverage
  • Property Loss
  • Public Liability
  • Self Insured Law
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists Arbitration
  • Labor and Employment
  • Employee Rights
  • Employer Liability
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Prevailing Wage Litigation
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions
  • Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Negligence
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Occupational Injuries
  • OSHA
  • Accidents
  • Animal Attacks
  • Aquatic Injuries
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Cumulative Trauma
  • Dog Bites
  • Electrical Injury
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Personal Injury Arbitration
  • Personal Injury Mediation
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Power Line Contact Injury
  • Psychological Injury
  • Rental Vehicle Litigation
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Severe Burns
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Slip and Fall
  • Spinal Injury
  • Subway Accidents
  • Third Party Wrongful Death
  • Tourist Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Unintended Acceleration
  • Whiplash
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability
  • Inadequate Security
  • Negligent Security
  • Premises Security
  • Private Security Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • All Terrain Vehicle Products Liability
  • Automotive Crashworthiness
  • Automotive Design Liability
  • Automotive Products Liability
  • Automotive Restraints
  • Automotive Warranty Law
  • Bicycle Products Liability
  • Breach of Warranty
  • Chemical Explosions
  • Chemical Products Liability
  • Elevator Liability
  • Engineering Products Liability
  • Environmental Products Liability
  • Escalator Liability
  • Explosions
  • Firearms Litigation
  • Flammable Fabrics
  • Food Borne Disease
  • Food Products Liability
  • Gas Explosions
  • Industrial Products Liability
  • Manufacturers Liability
  • Motorcycle Products Liability
  • Office Equipment Products Liability
  • Product Defects
  • Product Failure
  • Product Recall
  • Product Safety
  • Product Warning Labels
  • Products Liability Arbitration
  • Products Liability Insurance Coverage
  • Products Liability Mediation
  • Propane Products Liability
  • Recreational Products Liability
  • Recreational Vehicle Products Liability
  • Seat Belt Injury
  • Tire Defect Litigation
  • Tire/Rim Mismatch
  • Vehicle Rollovers
  • Warranty Law
  • Welding Products Liability
  • Personal Property
  • Property Law
  • Seatbelt Injury
  • Torts
  • Civil Liability
  • Intentional Torts
  • Mass Torts
  • Tort Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Chemical Exposure
  • Occupational Cancer
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Toxic Tort Class Actions
  • Transportation
  • Common Carrier Law
  • Common Carrier Liability Law
  • Highway Construction Law
  • Highway Design Liability
  • Interstate Commerce
  • Motor Carrier Liability
  • Motor Carrier Law
  • Public Transportation Law
  • Transit Labor
  • Transportation Liability
  • Transportation Safety
  • Truck Accidents
  • Trucking Law
  • Trucking Liability
  • Workers Compensation Arbitration
  • Workers Compensation Mediation
  • Workers Compensation Self Insurance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
714-361-9859  Phone
(714) 835-6990  Phone
(714) 835-1728  Fax
University Attended:
The Ohio State University, B.A., 1973
Law School Attended:
Western State University at Fullerton, J.D., 1978
Year of First Admission:
1979, California
Consumer Attorneys of California (President-Elect); Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (Past President); Western State University - College of Law's Hall of Fame; Orange County College of Trial Advocacy; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; California Applicants' Attorneys Association; American Bar Association; Orange County Bar Association; Orange County Hispanic Bar; State Bar of California.
Birth Information:
Warren, Ohio, June 10, 1951
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Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (1 review)
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 03/06/12 in Personal Injury

    John Montevideo is a stellar Personal Injury attorney. He is someone that I would hire for my family (which is the highest compliment I can provide to someone)

    John Montevideo is a stellar Personal Injury attorney. He is someone that I would hire for my family (which is the highest compliment I can provide to someone) Read less

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