The Montilla Law Firm, P. A. is a private, client-focused, solutions-based law firm located in Orlando, Florida.
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.”
Joel A. Montilla
Private General Counsel
Attorney Montilla is a private attorney and general counsel serving his clients in a holistic type of approach to practicing law. His diverse background and interdisciplinary approach to his practice sets him apart as a holistic practicing attorney, focusing on the details that often go overlooked. Attorney Montilla believes that the documents in one’s life govern both their lives while living and when the client is incapacity, deceased, or under a legal threat; his focus is on helping his clients navigate certain complexities that can occur in what is referred to as “life’s legal moments.”
Attorney Montilla focuses his practice mostly on estate planning, asset protection, and strategic planning. He is also well versed in business matters, real estate matters, and insurance matters.
Attorney Montilla graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2008 with his degree in Business Administration and thereafter helped develop and reposition the marketing and business division of a multi-million contracting company. He ventured into nonprofit work as well and also did work in business and management consulting before embarking on his second career as a lawyer. As a lawyer, Attorney Montilla performed services as the title agency during his first few years of practice for many real estate transactions. Since becoming an attorney, Attorney Montilla has also obtained and currently holds his Florida Real Estate License and his Florida Health and Life Insurance License (Including Annuities & Variable Contracts). His interdisciplinary skills sets and vast network reach have helped him develop a reputation around his community as solutions based attorney finding results to even the most complex and pressing issues.
Attorney Montilla is mostly a transactional lawyer but also litigates as he enjoys the process of litigation.
Attorney is bilingual (Spanish & English) and serves on numerous boards throughout the Central Florida region currently serving as President of the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida, Inc. He is married to his wife, Verónica Montilla, and they have two dogs; Moses (a 112 pound bloodhound) and Ziggy (a 12 pound Jack Russell/Rat Terrier Mix). His personal passions are blockchain technology, water quality and quantity, and Puerto Rican affairs (both on and off the Island). Attorney Montilla also serves in multiple leadership roles within his church including men’s initiatives and political awareness within the church.