Bio

Bill Montgomery was elected Maricopa County Attorney in 2010 on a pledge to fight crime, honor victims’ rights, and protect and strengthen our community.   As a West Point Graduate, decorated Gulf War Veteran, professional prosecutor and former Deputy County Attorney, he has dedicated his personal and professional life to serving others.

Bill earned his J.D. from ASU Law School, graduating Magna Cum Laude and receiving the Order of the Coif.  As a prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, he quickly gained a reputation as an aggressive prosecutor and served as a Bureau Chief of the Auto Theft Bureau, which recorded a 35% drop in auto theft under his leadership.

As County Attorney, Bill is committed to vigorously prosecuting crimes and holding criminals accountable.  He believes in the responsible application of Arizona’s tough sentencing laws to ensure violent and repeat criminals are kept from our fellow citizens and communities.   He is committed to partnering with law enforcement along with business and civic leaders to protect and strengthen communities, and has been an outspoken advocate for life sentences for child sexual predators. 

Bill is equally determined to fight fraud and identity theft through the County Attorney’s specialized Fraud and Identity Theft Enforcement bureau.  He also supports the Castle Doctrine Law, which recognizes a citizen’s right to defend his or her family without fear of prosecution; and Arizona’s Three Strikes Law, which targets repeat violent criminals.  Bill has helped shape legislation designed to protect victims of crime and reform Child Protective Services, and he continues to be a passionate advocate for Victims Rights in Arizona as Maricopa County Attorney.

Bill currently resides in Gilbert, Arizona with his wife and their children.