Associate Director of the Trial Advocacy Program
J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law
M.Ed., National Louis University
B.A., DePaul University
Ana Montelongo was named assistant director of the Trial Advocacy Program in 2016. She co-teaches Trial Advocacy 1 in addition to coordinating the weeklong Intensive Trial Advocacy class and serving as a trial advocacy coach. Since February 2018, she has represented indigent defendants as an assistant public defender in the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender. Previously, she was a staff attorney (2016 to 2018) in the Office of the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County.
Ms. Montelongo is a 2016 graduate of Chicago-Kent, where she made the dean's list every semester and competed on the trial teams that finished second in the 2014 Stetson National Pretrial Competition and the 2015 Georgetown White Collar Crime Mock Trial Competition. In 2015, she received a Justice John Paul Stevens Summer Fellowship to support her work at the Office of the State (Illinois) Appellate Defender, a state agency that represents indigent persons on appeal in criminal cases. She was selected to receive Chicago-Kent's 2015 Michael J. Angarola scholarship, awarded annually to a student based on outstanding performance in the Trial Advocacy Program.
Ms. Montelongo earned a bachelor's degree in English and Secondary Education from DePaul University and a Master of Education Language and Literacy from National Louis University. Before law school, she was an elementary school teacher.