Attorney Serena C. Montague focuses her practice on representing victims of medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and defective products. She has successfully handled both individual claims and class-action lawsuits against national and international corporations involving dangerous or defective products such as prescription medications and implantable medical devices.
In addition to practicing law, Ms. Montague has served on the boards of a number of charitable foundations and is involved in several church committees concerned with exploring new forms of worship and improving efforts to help homeless families regain financial independence.
As a personal injury lawyer, I have a real opportunity to make a significant difference in peoples’ lives when they most need help. Through more than 30 years of representing individuals injured by others, and families who has suffered a devastating loss of a loved one, I approach cases with the objective of achieving full and fair compensation for our clients.
While I represent clients in nearly all types of injury and wrongful death cases, I have significant experience in medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, and dangerous product cases. In these and other injury and wrongful death cases, defendants will rarely do the right thing by admitting at the outset of a case that mistakes were made; most likely because insurance companies will typically be heavily involved in cases and will normally take whatever actions they can in an attempt to limit their liability. I’ve found that this is especially true in medical malpractice cases, where physicians will almost never admit fault.
As a result, clients depend upon me and this firm to prove each and every aspect of their case, and to counteract the attempts of defendants to avoid liability. By working tenaciously at the outset of cases, our firm’s object is to put clients in an optimum position for meaningful settlement negotiations. If a fair settlement cannot be achieved, defendants and their insurance companies and legal counsel know well that we will not hesitate to take their clients to trial.
- Arizona, 1992
- Maryland, 1984
- J.D., Tulane University Law School, 1984
- B.A., Economics, with honors, Hollins College, 1981