About Us

The Montilla Law Firm, P. A. is a client-focused, solutions based law firm located in Orlando, Florida.

Our Philosophy:

“Treat people well. Do right by them. Fight hard, fight fair. Advocate objectively but empathize subjectively. Remember community. And always put the client first.”

Nicole M. Crespo

Office Manager/Legal Assistant

Born in Puerto Rico, Ms. Crespo has called Orlando, Florida home for over 20 years. Ms. Crespo is a graduate of the University of Central Florida where she focused on Political Science before graduating in 2017.  Ms. Crespo provides administrative support for the law firm and handles the day-to-day operations for the firm and the attorneys.

Ms. Crespo is fluent in Spanish and English and is a registered Notary with the State of Florida.

When Ms. Crespo isn’t working, she enjoys reading, traveling, watching comedies, and drinking coffee while chatting with her loved ones. Ms. Crespo aspires to obtain her license to practice law with a focus on immigration matters aligning with her passion and desires to use her talents and skillsets to impact the community around her.

Ryan L Brooks

Associate Attorney

Attorney Brooks is the firm’s first associate and leads the estate planning and asset protection division of the firm. Attorney Brooks joins the firm after years of working as a talent agent in New York City, New York, and gaining substantial experience in contract review, business negotiations, and managing the affairs for many of his key clients. Attorney Brooks spends his time between New York where he serves his clients in that state on business affairs and Florida where he practices law. Attorney Brooks is a Florida native having graduated from Florida International University with a degree in Philosophy, and a minor in political science, and thereafter graduating from Rutgers School of Law in Newark, New Jersey.

When not working, Attorney Brooks spending time with his family and friends.

Joel A. Montilla, Esq.

Managing Attorney/Founder

Attorney Montilla is the founding shareholder of the firm and leads the business and civil litigation side of the firm. 

Attorney Montilla serves as personal counsel for most of his clients primarily focusing in the areas of business, corporate, contract law, real estate, and civil litigation.  

Attorney Montilla has successfully navigated complex legal issues on behalf of his clients against fortune 500 companies and against a business deal gone wrong between two business partners. The full spectrum.

Attorney Montilla understands the legal needs of the community, as it relates to one’s family or business, and the challenges of those needs allowing him to develop a keen eye for spotting potential issues and developing persuasive argument in favor or against those issues. In doing so, Attorney Montilla has gained a reputation around town as an aggressive, fair, transparent, and solutions based lawyer. 

When not practicing law, Attorney Montilla enjoys playing softball, traveling, and spending time with his wife and two dogs; Moses & Ziggy. Attorney Montilla serves numerous non-profits around town and supports many others. Attorney Montilla is fluent in both English and Spanish.

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