Children's Court Division & Programs
Barbara J Schafer, Children's Court Division & Programs Administrator
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Kenneth Lowe, Senior Data Analyst
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Sara Reilly, Children's Court Division & Programs Manager
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Ruchi Davis, Children’s Court Division & Programs Manager
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Judge Charles Montemayor
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.
Judge Kimberly Burley
Kimberly Burley currently serves as one of three Associate Judges for the Bexar County Children’s Court. She was appointed on June 01, 2021, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of Associate Judge Richard Garcia. She hears cases that involve child abuse and neglect, as well as adoptions that involve children in foster care. As a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas School of Law, Kimberly was a 23-year veteran of the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office, with 21 of those years being devoted to child welfare advocacy before she graciously accepted her current appointment. During her tenure with the D.A.’s Office, she had the privilege of serving as an Assistant D.A. on the Crossover or Dual Status Docket, the Family Drug Court Docket, the Early Childhood Court Docket, the PEARLS Court Docket, and the EAGLES Court Docket. In July of 2022, she was honored to begin her judicial service with the Early Childhood Court.
Judge Burley feels extremely blessed and eternally grateful to have the opportunity to represent Bexar County at this level as an associate judge in the child welfare law arena and prays that she will continue to serve the families fairly, professionally, and with understanding, with the ultimate goal being the best interest of the children.
Judge Raul Perales