Michael A. Ostroff

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)


  • 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

Mr. Ostroff is a native of Maryland and joined Montero Law Group, LLC after graduating 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.

Mr. Ostroff is an experienced bankruptcy practioner, having represented both consumer and corporate debtors and creditors in Maryland and the District of Columbia, including litigation in adversary proceedings. His portfolio also includes civil and commercial litigation, corporate law, family/domestic law, minor criminal/traffic defense, real estate matters and appellate practice.

He is currently the Immediate Past 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). He has also given presentations to the bar and public, including

  • 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)

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ostroff 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 Divison. 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.