“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”
– Henry Ford
Ardalan Montazer is a true Florida native, born and raised in Miami, Florida. After Hurricane Andrew destroyed his home in Miami, Ardalan moved to Boca Raton, Florida, where he graduated from Olympic Heights High School. While in high school, Ardalan was a member of the varsity football team and wrestling team. Ardalan’s call to the law came in high school, as a member of the debate team and youth court.
After high school, Ardalan went on to attend Florida Atlantic University, where he graduated with a B.A. in Business Management. While at Florida Atlantic, Ardalan was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, where he served as President.
Ardalan moved back to Miami to attend St. Thomas University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Intercultural Human Rights Law Review. During law school, Ardalan gained valuable experience as a law clerk for the Judge Advocate General of the United States Coast Guard’s Seventh District. Ardalan also had the opportunity to serve as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Judge Migna Sanchez-Llorens, who serves as a circuit civil judge for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court. Ardalan also attended Florida International University, where he earned an M.B.A. in Business Management with specializations in Finance and International Business.
Prior to joining Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor, Ardalan spent ten years in the real estate field and was a real estate broker. Ardalan has also worked in his parents’ network of franchised quick service restaurants. Ardalan is a member of the Florida Bar. As an Associate at Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor, Ardalan practices in all areas of civil litigation.
Since 2009, Ardalan has had the honor and privilege of supporting the air and sea missions of the United States Coast Guard. Ardalan continues to serve the United States Coast Guard as an Auxiliary Officer. Ardalan also serves as a court appointed Guardian ad Litem, where he zealously advocates for the best interests of Miami-Dade County’s most vulnerable children.
Ardalan currently resides in Miami, Florida. In his spare time, he enjoys flying airplanes, traveling, watching sports, spending time with family and friends, and training to obtain his Commercial Pilot Airman Certification.