Felipe Montoya was born in Medellin, Colombia, and was raised in Miami, FL since 1988. He graduated from Florida International University in 2011 with a degree in Criminal Justice and a certificate in Exile Studies. Mr. Montoya’s college foundations established his interest in the legal system and an understanding for the challenges individuals face when starting a life in a new country.
Felipe attended The Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law in State College, PA. During those three years, Felipe worked as a legal assistant in the immigration field. He assisted in compiling evidence for and preparing various types of petitions including Asylum applications, visa petitions for intra-company executive and managerial transferees (L-1A), million dollar (EB-5) and treaty investors (E-2), and professionals in specialty occupations (H-1B).
Felipe is a Partner of the law offices of Prada Urizar, PLLC. He represents clients in a variety of immigration court matters they face in both master and individual hearings before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). He defends individuals in proceedings who face deportation or inadmissibility as a result of past criminal convictions. He works with clients to compile evidence and present cases for discretionary relief including Cancellation of Removal, Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and applicants seeking protection under the Convention Against Torture.
Additionally, he accompanies clients to a variety of family and business related matters before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) including relative petition and adjustment of status interviews. He is fluent in English and Spanish.