Of Counsel –
Born in Santa Barbara, California, September 12, 1936. Admitted to the practice of law in Florida, California and Hawaii. EDUCATION: University of California, Los Angeles, (B.S. 1960); University of Southern California, (J.D. 1963). MEMBER: The Florida Bar, The California Bar; The Hawaii Bar; American Bar Association; Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee; American Bar Chairman, Sub-committee on Housing and Community Development, 1965-1984; Los Angeles County Committee on Condemnation Procedures, 1965-1968, 1988-present; licensed Real Estate Broker.
Mr. Montgomery has served as Mayor of the City of South Pasadena; U.S. Representative, International Committee for the Conservation of the Atlantic Tunas, Madrid, 1985-1994; Member, Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1991-1994; Commissioner, Fair Political Practices Commission, State of California, 1985-1989. He began his legal career as an attorney in the California Division of Highways Legal Department and has acted as Redevelopment Agency Counsel, City Attorney, and Special Counsel for numerous public agencies for over 25 years. Additionally, has acted as Special Counsel for numerous municipal bond issues in excess of $1,500,000,000 total. He has handled over 1,000 eminent domain parcels, represented over 200 properties in toxic valuation-litigation suits and has tried many zoning and land-use cases.