Sarissa K. Montague

Sarissa K. Montague

Associate
Location:
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Phone:
800-214-1213
Fax:
269-382-0464
Email:
Liberty. It is what you need and what Attorney Sarissa Montague believes in. Seeing past the labels placed on those who find themselves at the mercy of the criminal justice system, Ms. Montague maintains a compassionate and honest perspective for her clients. With extensive experience in defending and protecting the accused, Ms. Montague specializes in the defense of people from all walks of life to find creative solutions so that they can get back to building their futures. Not afraid of a challenge, and with a full understanding of the adversarial system, Ms. Montague excels in the roles of fearless litigator, zealous advocate, and empathetic counselor. With realism and creativity, Ms. Montague has developed a reputation among peers and prosecutors for being trustworthy, ethical, and hardworking. When you need someone who will listen to you, relate to you, and fight like hell to protect you like only your mother, sister, or friend would, Sarissa Montague is the attorney for you.

Areas of Practice

  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • State Criminal Defense
  • Assault Crimes
  • MIP - Minor in Possession of Alcohol
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Drug Crimes
  • Probation Violations
  • Theft Crimes
  • DUI/DWI
  • Sex Crimes

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2012

Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. cum laude - 2007
  • Union College, Schenectady, New York
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1997
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kalamazoo County Bar Association, Member, 2008 - Present
  • Michigan Bar Association, Member, 2007 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2013 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Snelling Personnel, Personnel Manager/Operations Manager, 2002 - 2004
  • Heron Ltd., Executive Assistant, 1998 - 2002
  • Debevoise & Plimpton, Legal Assistant, 1997 - 1998
  • Levine & Levine , Attorney, 2008 - Present