Associate Judge Charles Montemayor was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, graduated from Antonian College Preparatory High School in 1984, Southern Methodist University in 1988 received his Juris Doctor from St. Mary's Law School in 1991.
Upon graduation worked as an Associate Attorney in Commercial Litigation with Karam, Naranjo, & Kruger. In 1993 joined the San Antonio Community Law Center, a private non-profit law office opened by Harvard Law School and the Archdiocese of San Antonio to provide quality legal services to the working poor. Judge Montemayor worked as an attorney for the Community Law Center for 12 years representing the underprivileged in a variety of legal matters.
In late 2005, the District Judges of Bexar County unanimously selected Associate Judge Montemayor to replace now District Judge Peter Sakai to serve as one of the two judges in the Children's Court.
Today Judge Montemayor has served as a Children's Court Judge for almost eight years. The Bexar County Children's Court is viewed as a national model for abuse and neglect courts, leading the nation in foster children adoptions.