Christopher Monts, Extraordinary Service to FAMU College of Law
Christopher Monts is a proud supporter of his alma mater Florida A&M University College of Law. A founding attorney of Monts Law, P.L. in Lake Mary, Florida, Monts gives back to the College frequently sharing his time and providing financial support to assist rising lawyers. He is a true mentor, visiting campus and inviting aspiring, untested young attorneys to intern at his law firm. In 2010, Monts established a scholarship at the College of Law; it is awarded to students who excel in academic s while supporting a family. Monts also established a bar scholarship to assist students with the costs of preparing for the intense bar exam.
The fact that Monts is as successful as he is belies his humble beginnings. Raised by a single mother in a low-income area of Fort Pierce, Florida, Monts could have easily become a statistic on the other side of the law. But he was encouraged to get good grades, to attend college, and was, in fact, the first in his family to do so. Monts is a graduate of Florida State University, where he received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Risk Management and Insurance in 1996. Upon completing his undergraduate degree, he worked for various insurance companies before furthering his education at the Florida A&M University College of Law to obtain a Juris Doctor degree in 2006.
While a student at the FAMU College of Law, Monts was instrumental in publishing the inaugural edition of the Florida A&M University Law Review. After passing the bar and taking the oath as an attorney, Monts practiced law as an Assistant Public Defender for Orange County, Florida. He focused intently on the indigent clients that he encountered and provided them with stellar legal services.
In the community, Monts gives back with an annual picnic, where all are invited to come and enjoy great food and fellowship. Florida A&M University College of Law is honored to have Christopher Monts receive the inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award for Extraordinary Service to FAMU College of Law.