Professional Awards

  • Super Lawyers: Rising Stars in Maryland for 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Super Lawyers: Rising Stars in the District of Columbia for 2015, 2016, and 2017
  • Avvo Rated: Superb
  • The National Advocates: Top 40 Under 40 in Bankruptcy (2016)

Memberships

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • Prince George’s County Bar Association
  • Howard County Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Michael A. Ostroff

Mr. Ostroff joined Montero Law Group, LLC in October 2009. He has developed a general practice as a consumer and small business advocate. His portfolio includes bankruptcy, real estate, civil litigation, corporate law, family/domestic, estate planning and wills, protective/peace orders, appellate practice, and more. Mr. Ostroff has directed Montero Law Group’s bankruptcy department for the last eight years, representing debtors and creditors in Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcies, including as litigation counsel in multiple adversary proceedings. Mr. Ostroff is fluent in English and Spanish, and has represented families in state court for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status proceedings.

He is a former Chair of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Consumer Bankruptcy Section. During his term as Chair, Mr. Ostroff oversaw the submission by the Section of an amicus brief to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland in on the application of the Supreme Court Decision in Harris v. Viegelahn, 135 S.Ct. 1829 (2015); and compiled and edited stories for The Honorable Paul Manned: A Collection of Stories, Memories and Memorials Celebrating His Life and Career (2016).

In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Ostroff currently sits on the Board of Directors of Civil Justice, Inc.; as an Advisory Board member for Sunlight-to-the-Rescue, LLC; and as a voluntary for his church and community. He has contributed to the legal community, participating in panels and presentations to the bar, law schools and public, including

  • Reaffirmation Agreements, Redemptions, and Surrender in Chapter 7, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Bankruptcy Clinic (2019)
  • Tax Issues and Consumer Bankruptcy, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Tax Clinic (2019)
  • Chapter 13 Consumer Bankruptcy Training, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia (2019)
  • Ethical Issues Related to Truthfulness in Negotiations: Mere “Puffing” or Unethical Misrepresentations, Bankruptcy Bar Association’s Twentieth Annual Spring Break (2016)
  • The Scope of Property of the Estate & Preparing and Filing a Chapter 7 Petition, Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland’s “Nuts & Bolts of Consumer Bankruptcy: Fundamentals of Chapter 7” (2014)
  • Property of the Estate, Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland’s “Nuts & Bolts of Consumer Bankruptcy: Fundamentals of Chapter 13” (2014)
  • Chapter . . . Huh?: The Basics for Understanding Your Bankruptcy Options, Montero Law Group, LLC (various)

Mr. Ostroff graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law, where he served as an Articles Editor for the Journal of Business & Technology Law, a Member of the International Moot Court Board and participated in the Appellate and Post-Conviction Clinic. He graduated cum laude from Villanova University School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, with a bachelor of arts degree in the Humanities and minors in Economics and Spanish. He was also awarded the Karol J. Wojtyla Medal of Excellence in the Humanities. Prior to joining the firm, he also held various internships with organizations such as the Australian Law Reform Commission; the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; the United States Department of State; and the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, Civil Division.