Daniel J. Monte

Of Counsel

Having grown up in New Mexico, it is the place Dan calls home. Dan completed his undergraduate degree from University of New Mexico in 1988 to go on and attend law school at Creighton University Law School in Omaha, Nebraska. Upon graduating from law school in 1992, he joined a firm in Missouri. In 1999, he and his family moved to Santa Fe, where Dan joined a law firm and focused his practice in estate planning, estate administration, real estate, and represented several corporate fiduciaries.

From 2006 to 2017, Dan worked in various senior management and in-house counsel positions with a bank’s trust department in New Mexico and with a trust and wealth management company in Missouri.

In 2017 Dan decided it was time to move back home and focus on private practice again. His primary areas of practice are estate planning, fiduciary services, trust administration, probate, and elder law.


  • Creighton University School of Law
    JD, 1992
  • University of New Mexico
    Bachelor of University Studies, 1988

Admissions to Practice

  • Licensed to practice law in New Mexico and Missouri
  • New Mexico State Courts
  • Missouri State Courts

Memberships and Activities

  • Santa Fe Estate Planning Council
    Board of Directors - Member