Heather Cantu Montoya

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Heather Cantu Montoya is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Austin office and a member of the firm's Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors' Rights practice group.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight in her current position, Ms. Montoya was a summer associate at the firm's Austin office.

While in law school, Ms. Montoya served as editor-in-chief for the St. Mary's Law Journal. She also served as a research assistant and explored topics related to consumer law, Federal Rules of Evidence and current events.


  • St. Mary's University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio, B.A., Psychology, summa cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • All U.S. District Courts in Texas
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Austin, Diversity Report Card Committee Chair, 2024-Present
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, 2023-Present
  • Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association, 2023-Present
  • Austin Bar Association, 2023-Present
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association, 2023-Present
  • William S. Sessions American Inn of Court, 2022-2023
Honors & Awards
  • Chief Justice (Ret.) Alma L. Lopez "Women in Law" Award, St. Mary's University School of Law, 2023
  • Pro Bono and Public Service Award, 100 or more pro bono and public service hours, St. Mary's University School of Law, 2023
  • John M. Harlan Society, Top 10%, St. Mary's University School of Law, 2023
  • Dean's Award, St. Mary's University School of Law, 2023


Speaking Engagements