Alicia Anne Garrido Limtiaco
Hon. Alicia A. G. 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) Working Groups, including Child Exploitation and Obscenity, Civil Rights, Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee/Victim Witness Assistance Unit/Community Issues; Servicemembers and Veterans Rights; and Controlled Substances and Asset Forfeiture.
Limtiaco served as the Attorney General of Guam from 2007 to 2010. She was the first woman elected to serve as Attorney General. 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 during which time she handled civil litigation, criminal, family law, juvenile and probate matters. 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 served as Adjunct Faculty and Assistant Professor with the University of Guam, 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, Criminal Justice Program and Basic Law Enforcement Academy, for over six years, training Guam’s future law enforcement officers. 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 has received awards and commendations from various organizations, including the 1999 Outstanding Woman of the Year Award, inclusion in I Manfayi: Who’s Who in Chamorro History, 2012 Soroptimist Founder Region Ruby Award, 2012 Certificate of Recognition by the California Department of Education for anti-human trafficking efforts, 2012 I Liheslaturan Guahan Resolution, 2013 Visionary Voice Award by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, honored at the Guam Women’s Chamber of Commerce “Women Firsts Ceremony” commemorating 2014 Women’s History Month: “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment”, and Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Awards. In April 2015, Limtiaco was honored as the recipient of the UCLA Asian Pacific Islander Law Students Association (APILSA) “2015 Alumnus of the Year Award” at the UCLA APILSA and Asian Pacific American Law Journal Alumni Banquet held at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. She was recognized for her professional and personal accomplishments and contributions to UCLA and the Asian and Pacific Islander communities, and is the first Pacific Islander to receive the award.