Will Montgomery

Presiding Officer
  • Hometown: Dallas
  • Term: November 20, 2013 - January 31, 2023 (Reappointed February 10, 2017)
  • Appointed by: Speaker

Mr. Montgomery is a partner at Jackson Walker LLP, where his practice focuses on commercial litigation and arbitration.  He is experienced in all aspects of litigation, including jury and non-jury trials, arbitration, mediation.

In recent comments, he expressed a personal stake in helping to steer CPRIT toward success in championing treatments and cures for cancer: “Cancer is a scourge that has touched families throughout Texas, including my own”, Montgomery told D Healthcare Daily. “My father was a cancer researcher, ironically contracting cancer late in his life. My brother recently died of cancer. I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the state and to help accomplish CPRIT’s mission to educate, prevent and discover causes and possible cures for cancer.”

Mr. Montgomery was admitted to the Texas State Bar in 1984.

Mr. Montgomery received his B.A. and his M.A. degrees from Stanford University. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Chicago. 

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