Ivan Fernando Monserrat was born on Christmas Day and raised in the-then small town of El Paso, Texas. After graduating high school at sixteen, a year later, following the footsteps of his brother Carlos he joined the United States Navy at seventeen in October of 2003. He was an Information Systems Technician who was stationed in San Diego, California and proudly served on both the USS Shiloh and the USS Chancellorsville for four years. Upon completion of service in October of 2007, he received a Naval Achievement Medal for his exceptional service throughout his military career.
Ivan immediately went back to school full-time and graduated in May 2011 from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in International Security and Conflict Resolution. During his last semester at San Diego State he was placed on the Dean’s List for his high academic achievements. He has also received a Paralegal Certification from the ABA-Approved Paralegal Program at the University of San Diego in September of 2011. Ivan has also interned as a Paralegal working with the City Attorney’s Office in San Diego for the Land Use Department.
Ivan joined The Simon Law Group in September of 2011. He is an avid-runner and frequently runs half-marathons throughout the city. His favorite Baseball team is the New York Yankees and his favorite Football team is the Green Bay Packers. He is the youngest of three children and by-far the best looking. Ivan also has six nephews and nieces.