Frank Montalvo

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Frank Montalvo
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #13
Station:   El Paso, TX
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   08/01/2003 - Present
Preceded by:   116 Stat. 1758
Past post:   Texas District 288, Judge
Past term:   1995 - 2003
Personal History
Born:   1956
Hometown:   Bayamon, PR
Undergraduate:   U. of Puerto Rico, B.S., 1976
Law School:   Wayne State U. Law, J.D., 1985
Grad. School:   U. of Michigan, M.S., 1977



Frank Montalvo is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. He joined the court in 2003 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Puerto Rico, Montalvo graduated from University of Puerto Rico with his bachelor's Degreee in 1976 and later earned his Master's degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1977 and later graduated from the Wayne State University Law School in Detroit with his Juris Doctorate Degeree in 1985 Before entering into the legal profession Motlavo was an Engineer for General Motors from 1983 to 1988.[1]

Professional career

Montlavo began his legal career as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Texas from 1988 to 1994. During his private practice tenure Montlavo worked for the San Antonio based law firms of Groce, Locke & Hebdon and Ball & Weed. In 1995, Montlavo became a district court judge for the 288th Judicial District Court of Texas based in Bexar County from 1995 to 2003.[1]

Judicial career

Western District of Texas

On the unanimous recommendation of Texas U.S. Senators Kay Bailey-Hutchinson and John Cornyn, Montlavo was nominated by President George W. Bush on May 1, 2003 to a new seat created by 116 Stat. 1758 which was approved by Congress. Montlavo was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 31, 2003 on a senate vote in which the Senate voted uncontested 95 to 0 to confirm Montlavo[2]. Montlavo received commission on August 1, 2003.[1]

Awards and associations

Notable cases

Judicial philosophy

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
Western District of Texas
2003–Current
Seat #13
Succeeded by:
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