The Center for Civil and Human Rights recently welcomed Rodolfo “Rudy” Monterrosa to its Advisory Committee. Rudy received his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and then earned his J.D. from Notre Dame in 2001. After graduation, Rudy founded his own law firm in South Bend where he practices in the areas of criminal, immigration, personal injury and family law. In addition to his own practice, he serves part-time as one of two bilingual deputy public defenders for St. Joseph County.
Monterrosa sits on the Hispanic Alumni Board of Notre Dame as well as the Board for La Casa de Amistad, a Hispanic community center in South Bend. Recently, he was appointed by the Indiana Supreme Court to its Commission on Race and Gender Fairness, and he flies back home to California each year to participate in the Latino Youth Leadership Conference.
In recognition of his commitment to community service and high ethical and moral standards, Rudy received the Annual Graciela Olivarez Award in 2009.