Mark Montiel lives in Montgomery, but grew up in Mobile.
He graduated from the University of South Alabama and has a law degree from the University of Alabama.
Montiel was a Montgomery County Circuit Judge from 1989 to 1991. He was then appointed to the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals.
Montiel has worked as a private practice attorney since 1985.
He's also worked in the state's Attorney General's office, and served on former Governor Hunt's legal staff.