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Phone: (281) 493-5529
Fax: (281) 493-5983
150 W. Parker Road
Houston, TX 77076

Jacob M Monty

About Jacob's Practice

Jacob M. Monty is the founding and managing partner of Monty & Ramirez LLP and is Board Certified in Labor and Employment by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His distinguished career involves the representation of employers in litigation matters in Texas and California and his expertise in handling labor issues in Hispanic workforces. He represents employers in federal and state courts in civil cases and in investigations and audits conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Homeland Security-Citizenship and Immigration Service (DHS-CIS), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In these cases, Jacob specializes in employee allegations of wage and hour violations, invasion of privacy, wrongful discharge and discrimination based on age, race, sex, national origin, disability, and other protected classes, as well as traditional labor matters including collective bargaining agreements and executive employment contracts. Jacob also advises clients on all aspects of immigration compliance by providing counsel on Form I-9 issues, the use of E-verify, identity theft indicators, and changes in the law regarding federal and state identification documentation. Jacob’s broad industry experience extends to clients in the restaurant, manufacturing, health, retail, food and entertainment industries, private and public education systems, and government entities. Jacob also offers a comprehensive selection of manager training courses.

Work Accomplishments

  • Represented a Mexico City grocery store chain during a two-year corporate campaign by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, and successfully kept the company union-free
  • Represented companies in two of the three largest ICE raids in U.S. history
  • Designed policies and procedures that helped high-profile companies maintain union-free status, despite aggressive organizing by unions in California, Texas and Illinois


  • Board Certified — Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization


  • English
  • Spanish

  • University of Houston, J.D., 1993
  • University of Arlington, B.A., 1991

Major Publications & Speaking Engagements

Professional Recognition

Awards and Recognitions

  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers, 2008-2011
  • Named one of Houston’s Top Lawyers by H Texas Magazine, 2006-2009
  • AV Peer Review Rated: Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Activities

  • Member, Building Service Contractors Association International
  • Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Service (BCIS) Roundtable of the District Director of the Houston office
  • Board Member, Hispanic Alliance for Progress
  • Board Member, Greater Houston Restaurant Association, 1998-2002
  • Board of Advisors, Hispanic Alliance for Progress Institute
  • Outside Counsel, Mexican Consulate in Houston on labor issues
  • Member, American Bar Association and State Bar of Texas, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member, American Law Institute
  • Chair, Latino-Jewish Alliance for Secure America, JINSA


  • University of Houston Board of Regents, 2008-2013 (Appointed by Governor Perry)
  • Board of Directors for the Texas Mutual Insurance Company, 2005-2011 (Appointed by Governor Perry)
  • Board of Directors of the Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC) and North American Development Bank (NADB), 2005 (Appointed by President Bush)
  • Texas Private Security Board, 2004-2005 (Appointed by Governor Perry)
  • Texas Private Security Board, 1999-2004 (Appointed by then Governor Bush)

Admitted to Practice
  • State Courts of Texas
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Texas Southern District Court
  • Texas Northern District Court
  • Texas Eastern District Court
  • Texas Western District Court

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