Carlos Monzón

Prominent. Bold. Renowned for Justice. High Profile Cases with a Winning Reputation.

Carlos A. Monzón
No legal battle is too tough to conquer.

Widely revered as one of the nation’s top criminal attorneys, Carlos A. Monzón has a victory mindset and no-nonsense approach to litigation that puts clients on the quickest and most strategic path to ideal case outcomes. With nearly three decades of experience, he’s not afraid to fight to the full extent of the law – and he won’t quit until the final gavel strikes.

Monzón has an extensive track record of success in sensitive legal areas, such as state and federal criminal matters and appeals and personal injury cases. Unlike some other attorneys, Monzón does not shy away from taking cases to trial.

Bilingual in English and Spanish, Monzón spent several years abroad as an instructor for trial advocacy in Mexico, Peru, Chile, and Puerto Rico. He has taken his extensive knowledge of Sixth Amendment law to litigators in countries with often-corrupt legal processes. He is also heavily involved in several organizations supporting the local and national Latinx community.

Monzón earned a J.D. from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1994, and has since dedicated his practice to aggressively protecting, preserving, and defending his clients’ constitutional rights.

Practice Areas

  • Federal Criminal Matters
  • Appeals
  • Drug & Sex Crimes
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents – Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury – Plaintiff


  • “Unbelievable Jury Win” Award, Federal Public Defender for the District of Nebraska

  • Visionary Award, Nebraska State Bar Association Charitable Funds Inc.

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The American Trial Lawyers Association

  • Academic Leader Award, Monterrey Tech. Institute

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 1994

  • U.S. District Court of Nebraska, 1994

  • U.S. 8th Circuit Court, 1994

Professional Associations

  • Nebraska Hispanic Bar Association
  • Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney Association
  • Robert Van Pelt American Inn of Court
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Minority and Justice Implementation Committee
  • Firth Community Association
  • National Trial Lawyers Association – Criminal Trial
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Classes & Seminars

  • Faculty Member, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)

  • Trial Advocacy Seminar Instructor in Chile, Perú, Mexico, Puerto Rico

  • First National Forum on Public Defense for the Republic of Mexico, Keynote Speaker

  • International Forum on Oral Litigation, Judiciary Superior Court of El Callao, Peru, Keynote Speaker

Pro Bono Activities

Board Member, Child Guidance Center and Prairie Hill Learning Center


  • J.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1994

  • Mercer University School of Law, 2002

  • InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico


  • English

  • Spanish

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