Montell Figgins graduated from Fordham University in New York City with Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Minor in Business Administration. He also received a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law where he was a member of the Appellate Moot Court Board.
Kenneth E. Brown, Esq., Associate
Kenneth E. Brown, Esq. is a graduate of Syracuse University and the University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio. He is admitted to practice in the state of New Jersey.
His background includes years of service to the New Jersey Democratic State Party, Counsel for Change. In that capacity he provided Voter Protection services for the campaigns of former Newark Mayor Cory Booker, former Governor Jon Corzine, and former Jersey City Mayor Jeremiah Healy. Most proudly, he served as Voter Protection Coordinator for Essex County during the first election of President Barack Obama.
At the Law Offices of Montell Figgins, his focus is trial work. His service to clients includes landlord-tenant matters, small claims, general civil, foreclosure defense, personal injury, municipal court criminal matters, superior court criminal, family court visitation, custody, and support.
He also performs business services including formation of corporations and non-profits.
Kenneth E. Brown regularly represents clients in the counties of Hudson, Essex, Passaic, Bergen, and Union, and Middlesex.
He is a resident of Newark, New Jersey.
Sterling J. Santamaria, Esq. – Associate
Sterling J. Santamaria is a 2009 graduate of Bergen Community College, where he studied political science, and a 2012 cum laude graduate of Montclair State University, where he studied jurisprudence. He obtained his Juris Doctor in 2015 from New York Law School, where his focus was in corporate law and in representing low-income investors in arbitration proceedings against negligent brokers. During his law school studies, he was a member of the New York Law School Securities Arbitration Clinic as well as the New York Law School chapters of the American Constitution Society and the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.
At the Law Offices of Montell Figgins, Mr. Santamaria focuses largely on foreclosure litigation, municipal court criminal matters, and securities litigation. He is a native of Colombia and grew up in Englewood, New Jersey, having graduated from the Englewood Public School System and interned with New Jersey 37th District Assembly Members Gordon M. Johnson and Valerie Vainieri-Huttle.
Sterling J. Santamaria se graduó en el 2009 del Colegio Comunitario de Bergen (Bergen Community College), en donde estudió ciencias políticas, y en el 2012, con honores, de la Universidad Estatal de Montclair (Montclair State University), en donde estudió jurisprudencia. El obtuvo su doctorado legal de la Escuela de Derecho de Nueva York (New York Law School) en el 2015, habiéndose enfocado en el derecho corporativo y en representar a inversionistas de bajos recursos en procedimientos de arbitraje contra fideicomisarios negligentes. Durante sus estudios legales, él fue miembro de la Clínica de Arbitraje de Valores (Securities Arbitration Clinic) y también de las secciones locales de la Sociedad Americana de la Constitución y de la Fraternidad Legal Fi Alfa Delta.
En las Oficinas de Montell Figgins, el Sr. Santamaria se enfoca mayormente en litigación de embargo de hipotecas, asuntos criminales a nivel municipal, y litigación de valores. Él es nacido en Cali, Colombia y criado en Englewood, Nueva Jersey, habiéndose graduado del sistema público de educación de Englewood y habiendo internado con los Asambleístas Gordon M. Johnson y Valerie Vainieri Huttle del Distrito 37 de Nueva Jersey.
Hieu Scott Le, Associate
Hieu Scott Le is an Associate with the Law Offices of Montell Figgins. Originally from New Orleans, Scott received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of New Orleans and J.D. from Rutgers School of Law-Newark. He came to law school with an interest in civil rights activism, with an emphasis on the intersectionality of LGBTQ rights, racial justice, reproductive justice, and poverty.
Scott has experience in trial procedures in the capacity of direct services and impact litigation. He spent the summer of 2013 as a legal intern for the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP), where he assisted clients seeking necessary healthcare and advocated for more extensive transgender-inclusive healthcare policies by challenging the New York State Department of Health’s exclusion of transgender healthcare. This work lead Scott to an internship at The Legal Aid Society – Health Law Unit where he assisted clients who were seeking to access health services they were previously denied and helped clients navigate billing disputes with Medicaid. Additionally, Scott worked at the Rutgers School of Law Constitutional Rights Clinic under the tutelage of Professor Frank Askin, where he worked on multiple cases dealing with the deprivation of constitutional rights and civil liberties at different stages of the litigation process.
Scott is a Kinoy-Stavis Fellow and a Marie Slocum Scholarship and Philip J. Levin Scholarship recipient. His past law school activities included serving as the Co-Coordinator the Public Interest Peer Advising Program, the Co-Chair of the Rutgers LGBTQ Caucus, the Secretary of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, the Managing Development Editor of the Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal, and serving as a Research Assistant for Professor Suzanne Kim.
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