Our Attorney

Ramin T. Montakab

Ramin T. Montakab is a nationally recognized plaintiff’s attorney – advising clients from inception through trial.

Ramin started in the legal industry in 2008 as a litigation consultant, advising lawyers and law firms on complex cases requiring the expertise of statisticians and economists. After years of defending the largest corporations in the country at national law firms, Ramin decided he wanted to represent the “the people” or the under dogs – and started his own firm. Ramin has successfully represented hundreds of clients since starting RTM Law, and helping people is a guiding principle of his practice and the firm.

Ramin T. Montakab

Ramin T. Montakab is a nationally recognized plaintiff’s attorney – advising clients from inception through trial.

Ramin started in the legal industry in 2008 as a litigation consultant, advising lawyers and law firms on complex cases requiring the expertise of statisticians and economists. After years of defending the largest corporations in the country at national law firms, Ramin decided he wanted to represent the “the people” or the under dogs – and started his own firm. Ramin has successfully represented hundreds of clients since starting RTM Law, and helping people is a guiding principle of his practice and the firm.

Today, his practice is primarily focused on representing underdogs in personal injury, wrongful death, and business litigation matters.

Trial Experience: Mr. Montakab successfully represented a client in a ten-day jury trial obtaining a favorable verdict in the Superior Court of California, County of Orange.

Trial Experience: Mr. Montakab was one of two trial attorneys in a three week complex civil matter, successfully reaching a verdict for Plaintiff in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles.

Mr. Montakab has handled complex litigation matters in state, federal, and appellate courts. These have included lawsuits involving fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, products liability, malicious prosecution, and contract disputes. He also advises start-up companies and established businesses.

Mr. Montakab has earned degrees from the prestigious University of California, Berkeley, and received his Juris Doctorate from University of San Diego School of Law. Ramin was awarded a Student Leader Scholarship award and awarded first place in a Mock Trial competition.

He is admitted to practice before all California state courts and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Business Litigation and Contracts
  • Real Estate Litigation and Contracts
  • Trial Practice
  • Complex Litigation
  • Commercial Landlord/Tenant

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • California Bar

Senior Case Manager

Rina

Meet our exceptional Case Manager, Rina Zelaya who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in personal injury law to every case. Her deep understanding of the intricacies of each case and commitment to personalized care for our clients is what the clients have mentioned that they appreciate about her.

Rina attended University of La Verne where she obtained a Paralegal Certificate from the ABA-Approved Paralegal Program and Bachelor of Legal Studies. She was placed on the Dean’s List for her high academic achievements. Rina also holds a Mediator Certificate through Pacific Mediation Group.

Rina

Rina Zelaya was born in Los Angeles, California. She attended University of La Verne where she obtained a Paralegal Certificate from the ABA-Approved Paralegal Program and Bachelor of Legal Studies. She was placed on the Dean’s List for her high academic achievements. Rina also holds a Mediator Certificate through Pacific Mediation Group.

Rina’s aspires to continue her legal education with hopes of one day becoming a licensed attorney. Rina enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Shawn and her two cats. She also enjoys working out, riding a motorcycle, and reading.

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Paralegal

Natalie Penn

Natalie graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics with departmental honors, and has a Minor in Biomedical Research.

In her free time, Natalie is a public speaking coach, tutor, and enjoys reading.

Representative Cases

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Mr. Montakab has represented the country’s largest financial institutions in wrongful foreclosure litigation including claims under the California Homeowners’ Bill of Rights (HBOR), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), and Real Estate Fraud.

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Trial Experience: Mr. Montakab successfully represented a client in a ten-day jury trial obtaining a favorable verdict in the Superior Court of California, County of Orange.

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Trial Experience: Mr. Montakab was one of two trial attorneys in a three week complex civil matter, successfully reaching a verdict for Plaintiff in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles.