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Sarissa K. Montague

Associate Attorney
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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.

Best CD Lawyers in Kalamazoo by Expertise

Areas of Practice

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

Local News Appearances

Attorney Montague Is Regarded for Her Legal Expertise
Sarissa Montague Discusses A New Statute Providing Forgiveness to First-Time DUI Offenders
Sarissa Montague Appears on WOOD Channel 8 Discussing Bangor Teacher Incident
Sarissa Montague Discusses Charges Brought Against South Haven Basketball Players
Sarissa Montague Appears on WWMT Channel 3 to Discuss Privacy Violations
  • Sarissa Montague Discusses A New Statute Providing Forgiveness to First-Time DUI Offenders
  • Sarissa Montague Appears on WOOD Channel 8 Discussing Bangor Teacher Incident
  • Sarissa Montague Discusses Charges Brought Against South Haven Basketball Players
  • Sarissa Montague Appears on WWMT Channel 3 to Discuss Privacy Violations

Featured in the Media

  • CBS This Morning
  • CNN
  • MLive
  • WWMT News 3
  • Best Law Firms 2021
  • NBC News
  • Wood TV8
  • Detroit Free Press
  • Fox 17
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly
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Client Testimonials

Proof of Our Dedication
  • “With her knowledge and relationships, she turned a scary situation into a breeze.”

    - Carolyn C.
  • “I don't think you could find a better advocate and advisor concerning law.”

    - Former Client

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