Rudy Monterrosa

Rudy Monterrosa

Adjunct Professor of Law


Rudy Monterrosa has practiced criminal, immigration, personal injury, and family law in South Bend, Indiana since 2001. He is the founding attorney of the Monterrosa Law Group, LLC. He serves as one of only three bilingual deputy public defenders as a felony public defender in St. Joseph County, Indiana. He also serves as the supervising attorney for the St. Joseph County Traffic & Misdemeanor deputy public defenders in South Bend, Indiana. He has represented clients with misdemeanor and felony cases at both the State and Federal level as well as clients with immigration cases in all stages of proceedings throughout the country.

Monterrosa serves as an adjunct professor at the Notre Dame Law School, where he teaches a course on immigration and nationality law and co-teaches the Public Defender Externship course with Professor Gerard Bradley. In 2009, the Hispanic Law Students Association at the Notre Dame Law School honored him with the prestigious Graciela Olivarez Award. Monterrosa has a B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University and a J.D. from the Notre Dame Law School.

While in law school, Monterrosa served as a law clerk first for the Office of the District Attorney in San Bernardino, California, and then for the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Reno, Nevada. He continues to maintain a strong sense of service to the community throughout his professional career. He serves as a commissioner on the Indiana Supreme Court's Commission on Race & Gender Fairness in the Courts and as President of the Board for the non-profit Latino organization, La Casa de Amistad.

Courses Taught

  • LAW70301 - Immigration Law
  • LAW70733 - Public Defender Externship