Jason D. Montes was raised in Florida and is an attorney in the Jacksonville office of Morgan & Morgan. He served in the U. S. Army Reserves from 1986-1991. He graduated from the University of Florida with his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1991 and spent several years as a Senior Claims analyst for one of the largest and well-known insurance companies worldwide. There he adjusted auto insurance fraud and injury cases. He attended Nova Southeastern University School of Law in Fort Lauderdale and graduated in 2002. He was given high honors for his work done while attending law school for his pro bono work for the less fortunate and was admitted to the Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi. He clerked for the Florida State Attorney General Office writing criminal appeals and the State Attorney’s Office prosecuting cases.
After graduation, he spent a brief period with the Public Defender’s Office in Tampa, Florida and then took his insurance experience to work for various statewide insurance defense firms specializing in personal injury defense for car, trucking, premise injury and wrongful death cases. He gave back to the community through his being a coach for the University of South Florida Collegiate Mock Trial Team and was a Judge in Teen Court of the 13th Judicial Circuit.
Mr. Montes’s success in trial saw him rise through several positions starting in 2008 within various Fortune 500 insurance companies including being the regional managing counsel for a large auto insurance carrier and senior claims litigation counsel for the Florida state-run property insurance company where he oversaw homeowners and commercial property insurance disputes regarding theft, fire, wind, water, vandalism and other perils as well as advising on policy coverage issues and ‘bad faith’. In all, he has over 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry for automobile and homeowner’s claims.
In 2008 he ran for circuit court Judge in Hillsborough County, Florida and in 2013 he achieved Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating of “AV” for his ethics and legal acumen through vote of his peers. Mr. Montes now brings his unique insurance experience to help people who have been wronged by their insurance company or a victim of negligence and suffered injury. He is admitted to practice in the State of Florida as well as in the U.S. Middle and Northern Districts of Federal Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta and even the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C. Mr. Montes has tried numerous cases to successful verdicts since 2002.
Mr. Montes has obtained his Florida General Sales Agent 220 license and is currently pursuing his Charter Property-Casualty Underwriters (“CPCU”) certification. He is authorized by the State of Florida to teach adjuster’s continuing education courses and has given numerous presentations to insurance company adjusters throughout Florida. Finally, he is a member of the American Association for Justice representing those people who seek accountability those injured by the negligence of others and insurance company misconduct.
He is a current member of the Free & Accepted Masons Hillsborough Lodge No. 25, Egypt Shriners of Tampa and the American Legion in Jacksonville. In his spare time he enjoys riding his motorcycle, reading and teaching about American history at living history reenactments and many schools in the state.
* Boating Accidents
Debt Collection Harassment
Dog Bite & Animal Attacks
Negligent Security & Inadequate Security
* Premises Liability
* Slip & Fall
* Spinal Cord Injuries
Homeowner’s & Commercial Property Insurance Claims