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Luis G. Montaldo, former General Counsel to the Miami-Dade Clerk of Court for 18 years and appointed, on January 2, 2023, as the first Miami-Dade Hispanic Clerk Ad Interim pursuant to Chief Judge Appointment.

Luis G. Montaldo received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas in 1995 and graduated with the honors of Cum Laude from the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida with his Juris Doctorate Degree in 2001 and was the recipient of the Dean’s Merit Scholarship during his tenure.

Luis G. Montaldo has been a member in Good Standing with the State of Florida Bar since 2001. He has also been admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and is a proud member of the Cuban American Bar Association.

The values borne out of Luis G. Montaldo’s upbringing as a Catholic were reinforced throughout his college experience and into his career as a public servant. His moral compass has guided him throughout his years as a public servant in providing transparency and impartiality. As General Counsel to the Clerk of the 4th largest jurisdiction in the nation, his primary role was to manage all legal matters affecting the Office of the Clerk; consequently, during such time, Luis G. Montaldo garnered extensive experience working with state and county elected officials as well as with the judicial partners on the county, circuit, appellate and federal levels. To that end, this experience and collaborative spirit have allowed mutual and shared visions to come to successful fruition.

Inasmuch, while General Counsel to the Miami-Dade Clerk of Court, Luis G. Montaldo was a Finalist as the “Most Effective Lawyers” in 2011 awarded by the Daily Business Review. In 2022, Luis was also recognized by the Chief Judge for his significant contributions and participation in the 11th Judicial Circuit Court Jury Task Force. His accomplishments are vast but most notably, Luis G. Montaldo spearheaded the transition and implementation to online sales of all real property (judicial sales and county tax deed sales); he developed and applied effective legal strategies ensuring the Clerk’s neutral and ministerial role during the certification and litigation involving recall petitions filed against the Miami-Dade County mayor and other county commissioners; transitioned the Clerk’s role in summonsing and presenting jurors to a streamlined efficient digital online platform thereby maximizing the efficiency of their time while performing their civic duty; leveraged the Clerk’s new online Juror system and innovated a new and first of its kind, “Direct Reporting” system which allowed for the continuation of in-person jury trials during the COVID pandemic. More recently, Luis tirelessly leads the efforts of the Miami-Dade Clerk’s Office to give “full” effect and implementation to Florida Constitutional Amendment 10 adopted by the voters to protect the right to vote for Floridians by mandating that the five constitutionally appointed offices — sheriff, property appraiser, tax collector, supervisor of elections and clerks of the court are independent, assume all of their constitutionally mandated duties and are voted on by the people of their county.

Luis G. Montaldo, at his core, is a public servant. His pursuit of always doing what is right and maintaining a neutral position to governance in his role in the Clerk of Courts, has allowed him to serve the county and state of Florida with pride, integrity, transparency and veracity. Luis G. Montaldo as Clerk Ad Interim remains committed to the Clerk’s ministerial role which has gained the mutual respect and admiration of his peers in the legal community, the judiciary, the Mayor, County Commissioners and other Clerk’s around the state of Florida to continue. He is committed to serving the citizens of Miami-Dade County while working alongside constituents who share the same core values in furtherance of providing the most paramount service to the community at large.

Prior to his tenure at the Clerk of Courts, Luis G. Montaldo served as an Assistant State Attorney in the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office where he managed an active caseload of over three hundred cases as a misdemeanor, juvenile, and felony prosecutor. While at the State Attorney’s Office, Luis G. Montaldo was also selected by the State Attorney to assist in the successful transition of shifting responsibilities at the State Attorney’s Office as a result of the amendments made to Article V of the Florida Constitution which greatly impacted the functionality of the Office.

Luis G. Montaldo has a servant’s heart in his personal life as well. He is actively involved in his church and has participated in various medical missions to help impoverished individuals in Ecuador and victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. As a long-standing resident of the Miami-Dade County community, for the past 25 years, Luis has been engaged in community service and has served as a volunteer on numerous occasions at the Camillus House and at Shake-A-Leg Miami. He is married and is the proud father of two daughters.

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