Marco A. Montemayor was born in 1975 to the late F. Javier Montemayor, Sr. and Catalina Montemayor and reared in Laredo, Texas. He attended United High School where he played football and baseball and graduated in 1993. He attended the University of Texas at San Antonio for 2 years before returning to Texas A & M International University graduating in May of 1997 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. In August of 1997, Mr. Montemayor entered law school where he began his studies of law. His studies were completed at Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas and he became a licensed attorney in May of 2000. Upon his return to Laredo, he began his law practice as an Assistant District Attorney for Webb and Zapata Counties. He also served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender assigned to the Laredo Division for over 4 years. Subsequently, he opened his own law office where he engaged in the private practice of law. His general practice included handling cases involving in criminal defense, family, juvenile, educational, employment, immigration, property, and commercial law.

       Mr. Montemayor is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas. He is also licensed to practice law in the federal district courts in the Southern and Western District of Texas as well as the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

       In July of 2012, he was elected as our Webb County Attorney. By law, the County Attorney “handles or prosecutes all juvenile, child welfare, and mental health cases in Webb County, the other civil cases in Webb County where the state is a party, and the other duties imposed by law on the office of county attorney.” The county attorney is the prosecutor in all cases involving juvenile offenders accused of committing delinquent conduct. These cases range from minor violations to more serious felony criminal behavior. For the more serious offenses, the county attorney may ask the court to certify a juvenile to stand trial as an adult. In addition, the county attorney serves as the legal advisor for the Webb County Commissioners court regarding all county business. Likewise, the county attorney serves all county departments by providing legal advice or guidance that may arise regarding employment, contract, property, and/or any other legal issues affecting Webb County.

       His passion and commitment for the youth of our community motivated him to establish the “Juvenile Drug Court Program.” This program is designed to help juveniles dealing with drug related problems acquire the necessary assistance and intervention to help get them back on the path to success.

       Mr. Montemayor is actively involved in many local civic organizations. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas. He is a member of the Laredo-Webb County Bar Association. He serves as a lector at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. He is currently the board President for the St. Peters Memorial School advisory board. He serves as a board member for the Children’s Advocacy Center and is also a member of the Domestic Violence Coalition.

       In addition, he established an organization, “Sharing a Gift”, which is designed to benefit less fortunate children and elderly in our community by providing them with a Christmas gift. Likewise, he helps sponsor many annual events that benefit our children, our elderly, and the entire community. Events such as Supply our Students, Special Student of the Month, Annual Fishing Derby, Thanksgiving Feast dinner, Teens in the Driver Seat, and 8th Grader of the month and many others.

       Mr. Montemayor is married to Tracy Montemayor and together they have two children, Mia and Marco Jr. .

       Mr. Montemayor continues to be committed to our community.

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