- Super Lawyers – 2018 Rising Stars: Only up to 2.5% of the attorneys in Southern California are selected to Rising Stars.
- National Trial Lawyers 40-under-40: A membership extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile measured by objective and uniformly applied standards in compliance with state bar and national Rule 4-7. Invitees must exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.
- Top 25 Workers Compensation Trial Lawyers Association: Members of the Workers Compensation Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25 exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence and performance in their area of specialty.
- Rodas (Deceased) v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board: In 2016, in an unpublished decision, Mr. Montoya was successful at the trial level for the Rodas' family. The defendant, unhappy with the loss, appealed the decision and obtained a favorable outcome. Mr. Montoya refused to stop fighting for his client and took the case to the California Court of Appeals, in which he received a decision in favor of his client.