Making human connections is a core principle, perhaps the core principle, of how Rachel Montes lives her life and represents her clients. As the daughter of a high-ranking military officer, Montes became accustomed to moving around the world throughout her childhood, and as part of that, experiencing other cultures. She learned the value of true human connection early, and often. Living and traveling overseas among other cultures and people, Montes developed an interest in the human experience across countries and customs, and that interest sparked her fire and passion for justice and giving voice to those in need.
That path led naturally to the practice of law, a calling at which she has been excelling for the last 25 years. Rachel Montes is the founder of Montes Law Group, P.C.
“We need to remind ourselves of the beauty of human connection and pull ourselves out of our devices for a moment to appreciate what it is just to be connected to one another.”
In between trying cases throughout Texas and New Mexico with her namesake law firm (which has been recognized by several state and national organizations as one of the best in the nation for personal injury law), she and her 14-year-old son travel the world together, so she can immerse her son in a multi-cultural perspective.
“The best way to learn about and appreciate people and cultures, along with their challenges, is to make that kind of deep human connection that is the purpose and the result of a meaningful life, because that is what inspires the most amazing acts of love, generosity, and humanity.
“The law is not done properly without emersion in the human experience and the human connection,” she continues. “Any lawyer can walk into any courtroom and argue any case. It takes a lawyer who is willing to find those uniquely human stories – stories of love and of loss – and make those deeply personal connections with the little things that matter, so that jurors experience those connections with the clients as well.”
That philosophy is not only the core principle of her law practice, but it has also generated multi-millions of dollars in successful verdicts, settlements and judgments for her clients and their families.
“If you’re thorough about the business of getting justice, you leave no stone unturned. It’s about personal relationships and it’s about connecting with your clients, their families, and their stories. Ultimately, it’s not about the business side of things, it’s about the human side,” she says.