Sarissa K. Montague

Associate Attorney

Criminal Defense Attorney

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.

From 2018 through 2020 Ms. Montague sat on the inaugural Board of Directors of Kalamazoo Defender, Inc. Kalamazoo Defender was created through the insights and hard work of local attorneys, former judges, mental and public health experts, and community advocates working with the under-served of Kalamazoo County and is dedicated to a “holistic” approach to criminal defense. Ms. Montague was one of the local attorneys who had the privilege of helping to create this novel approach to indigent defense.

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Client Testimonials

  • She Couldn't Have Done Better!

    "With her knowledge and relationships, she turned a scary situation into a breeze."
    Carolyn C.
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    "I don't think you could find a better advocate and advisor concerning law."
    Former Client

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