Alicia Anne Garrido Limtiaco presently serves as the United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. She was nominated by President Barack Obama in February 2010 and was confirmed by the United States Senate in April 2010. Limtiaco is the first woman to serve as United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. She is a member of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC) Subcommittees/ Working Groups, including Civil Rights, Cyber/ Intellectual Property, Terrorism/ National Security, Child Exploitation and Obscenity, and Controlled Substances and Asset Forfeiture.
Limtiaco served as the Attorney General of Guam. She was elected in 2006 and was the first woman elected to serve as Attorney General of Guam. Limtiaco was an active member of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) and Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG), and served as Co-chair of the NAAG Criminal Law Committee and NAAG Youth Access to Alcohol Committee, and as Second Vice Chair of the CWAG Executive Team. She spearheaded certain initiatives including the formation of task forces to address public school system health and safety; internet crimes against children including sexual exploitation and child pornography; cybersecurity and cybercrime including identity theft; gambling and gaming; human trafficking; and the implementation and compliance of Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) requirements by the Government of Guam. She served as the Chair of the Executive Branch of the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Task Force, and was an active member of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Steering Committee.
Prior to her tenure as Attorney General, Limtiaco served as acting Chief Prosecutor and as an Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the Attorney General. She was the Lead Prosecutor of the Criminal Sexual Conduct and Family Violence Unit, and Co-chair of the Governor’s Family Violence Task Force. Limtiaco initiated the drafting and implementation of family violence protocol utilized by the Prosecution Division and Guam Police Department, and assisted in the drafting of the 1994 and 1998 Guam Family Violence Acts and the sex offender registration and notification law enacted in 1999. In addition, Limtiaco has over eight years of private practice experience, and was a Partner with the Law Offices of Torres Limtiaco Cruz & Sison, PLLC, and the Law Offices of Limtiaco Cruz & Sison, PLLC. She has served as the Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative for the District of Guam, Judicial Extern with the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and Law Clerk for the Superior Court of Guam. Limtiaco received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1985. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law in 1990. Limtiaco is licensed to practice law in Guam and California.
Limtiaco served as Adjunct Faculty and Assistant Professor with the University of Guam, College of Professional Studies, School of Business and Public Administration, Public Administration and Legal Studies Program, for over seven years. She also taught as Adjunct Faculty at the Guam Community College, Basic Law Enforcement Academy and Criminal Justice Program, for over six years, training Guam’s future law enforcement officers.
Limtiaco has received numerous awards and commendations from various organizations among which are the Outstanding Woman of the Year for 1999 and is included in the I Manfayi: Who’s Who in Chamorro History. In 2009, Limtiaco received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award; and in 2012, the “Seven Seals Award” from the Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Committee for the ESGR. In May 2012, Limtiaco was honored as the 2012 Soroptimist Founder Region Ruby Award Recipient in California, which acknowledges women who are working to improve the lives of women and girls through their personal or professional activities, and was recognized by the California Department of Education for anti-human trafficking efforts. In March 2013, Limtiaco was the recipient of the 2013 Visionary Voice Award presented by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC); she was nominated by the Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence. This award, offered as part of the Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign, honors individuals throughout the country who are doing outstanding work in the field of anti-sexual violence within their communities. In September 2013, U.S. Attorney Limtiaco was the recipient of the Office of the Secretary of Defense ESGR “Patriotic Employer” Award.