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About the Firm

Monty & Ramirez LLP is a law firm focused on the representation of public and private-sector employers in matters involving employment, labor, and immigration compliance issues.

The firm also provides a full range of U.S. and global immigration services to companies and individuals alike. The firm is headquartered in Houston, Texas, but its practice extends throughout Texas and the nation. As a minority and women-owned law firm, our diverse legal team has the necessary experience to handle the varied employment and immigration needs of our clients.

Attorneys with “Ganas”

Monty & Ramirez LLP is a law firm with “ganas.” “Ganas” is a Spanish word that embodies someone with determination, grit, passion, and intention. There are many reasons for the firm’s success, starting with the leadership’s “ganas” or grit paired with the quality of its attorneys and support staff. Monty & Ramirez is comprised of experienced attorneys with outstanding credentials and diverse backgrounds.

Monty & Ramirez attorneys are frequently called upon to write and speak on issues of concern to employers and cutting-edge developments in the fields of labor and employment law and immigration compliance. Partners Jacob M. Monty  Daniel N. Ramirez and Laura A. Hernandez are Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. They are also recognized as Super Lawyers® and AV Preeminent® rated attorneys. Partners Sarah D. Monty and Carolina Ortuzar-Diaz are Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Results Oriented

When taking into account the client’s perspective, the most important measure of any law firm comes down to one thing—getting results. Monty & Ramirez is committed to providing its clients with high-quality counsel and service, which means not only listening to and anticipating their needs, but also attempting to out-think and out-strategize the opposition. By being industrious, and smart, our attorneys have accumulated a successful track record representing businesses in their employment matters. Our attorneys have also prevented untold numbers of potential claims by helping our clients foresee, address, and avoid problems.


In achieving positive results, our attorneys understand that clients face constant pressure to minimize costs without compromising quality, which is why Monty & Ramirez is also committed to providing exceptional value. Our firm structure minimizes overhead and encourages efficiency. Monty & Ramirez provides outstanding client service at reasonable rates. All matters are staffed with an eye toward keeping the client’s total cost as low as possible while providing a high level of legal experience.

Broad Experience

The breadth of experience within the firm allows Monty & Ramirez to handle virtually any matter relating to an employer’s employment issue. This includes matters such as employment litigation, government investigations, wage and hour claims, contract negotiations, arbitrations, trade secret and unlawful competition litigation, union organizing and decertification campaigns, and class-action lawsuits. Our attorneys are also adept in preventative counseling, management training, and assisting employers with drafting and implementing policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.


Our firm diversity reflects the diversity of Houston. Monty & Ramirez provides its clients with the ability to reduce investigative costs when dealing with the Hispanic and/or Spanish-speaking workforce. Our labor and employment attorneys and our support staff are fluent in Spanish. Where applicable, these bilingual language skills provide our clients with competitive and unique advantages in communicating with their Spanish-speaking employees. Our attorneys help with clear communication between Spanish-speaking employees and their employers.

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