- “AV Preeminent” the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards
- St. John’s University School of Law
- J.D. – 1992
- Adelphi University, Garden City, New York
- B.A. – 1989
- Honors: cum laude
- Major: Accounting
- New York, 1993
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1995
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1995
Catherine M. Montiel, Esq. joined the firm in February of 1994, having previously worked at a prominent plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in Manhattan. She became a partner in 2001 and the firm was thereafter renamed Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. Ms. Montiel is a 1992 graduate of St. John’s Law School where she earned her J.D. and is a 1989 Cum Laude graduate of Adelphi University where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.
Ms. Montiel prides herself on being intimately familiar with each and every one of her cases and maintains close contact with her clients. Ms. Montiel’s attention to detail and thorough preparation has been instrumental in uncovering key facts forming the basis of several seven figure awards achieved by the firm. In addition, as Managing Partner, Ms. Montiel has an active role in maintaining the business operations of the office and case management. Ms. Montiel is a member of the New York State Bar Association, New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York – Suffolk County Chapter. Ms.Montiel is proud to have provided pro-bono services to family members of the victims of the 9/11 tragedy through Trial Lawyers Care. She resides in Suffolk County with her husband and her two children.
Pro Bono Activities
- Trial Lawyers Care Inc. – 9/11 Fund, 2001 to 2002