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Finance Director Names John Montgomery as Finance Legal Advisor


July 20, 2017

MONTGOMERY- State Finance Director Clinton Carter announced the appointment of John Montgomery to the Legal Division of the Department of Finance. Montgomery is responsible for advising the Director of Finance on all legal matters. Montgomery recently retired from active duty service as a judge advocate in the United States Air Force.

Montgomery’s military service took him to three continents and seven countries, including a tour in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. As a judge advocate, he provided a wide range of legal services and advice to military commanders. He specialized in criminal law and government procurement law. His final military assignment was as a professor of Government Contract and Fiscal Law at the Army’s Judge Advocate General Legal Center and School (TJAGLCS) in Charlottesville, Virginia. Co-located with the University of Virginia School of Law, TJAGLCS is the only military service school accredited by the American Bar Association to award a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree.

Prior to joining the Air Force, Montgomery was an associate attorney at a law firm in Florence where his practice was primarily devoted to personal injury and workers’ compensation cases.

Montgomery was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Alabama, a J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law, and a LL.M. in government contract law from TJAGLCS. He is licensed to practice law in Alabama and Tennessee and is admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Montgomery is married to the former Sonia Henao of Florence, and together they have four children.

For more information, please contact the Department of Finance Communications staff at (334) 242-7160.

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