Apolinar Montero-Sánchez is an Oregon native. He was born in Eugene, Oregon. He attended South Eugene High School and later the University of Oregon, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Spanish. Following his undergraduate studies, he attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where he graduated cum laude and received his Juris Doctorate in 2016. In law school, Apolinar studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he learned about the culture and the legal dimension of doing business in Latin America. Additionally, Apolinar was a member of the Trial Team and competed in two regional competitions; American Bar Association and American Association for Justice. Apolinar was honored to be sworn in by retired, Honorable Gregory Foote, Lane County Circuit Court Judge in the Honorable District Judge Ann Aiken’s courtroom.
Apolinar is passionate and works tirelessly to serve his community. Throughout his undergraduate studies and law school career, Apolinar mentored and tutored middle school and high school students via the following avenues: La Raza (MEChA University of Oregon Student Organization), CLIMB (Pipeline Program at Thomas Jefferson School of Law) and worked for Kumon in Eugene. Currently, Apolinar also works as an Assistant Head coach of the U-15 Boys team “Santos Red” at Eugene Timbers Fúbtol Club.