Judge Dennis Montali


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Notre Dame (June, 1961)
  • Juris Doctor, University of California, Berkeley (June, 1968)


  • United States Bankruptcy Judge Northern District of California, San Francisco Division (April 23, 1993, Reappointed April 23, 2007)
  • Member, Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (May 1, 2000)
  • Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System (October 1, 1999 - September 30, 2006)

Juez Dennis MontaliProfessional Organizations:

  • Prior Secretary and Member - Business Bankruptcy Committee, Section of Corporation, Banking and Business Law, America Bar Association
  • Former Member - National Bankruptcy Conference
  • Fellow - American College of Bankruptcy
  • Former Member - California Continuing Education of the Bar, Joint Advisory Committee, Business Law Subcommittee
  • Chair - San Francisco Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section (1982)
  • Former Member - Debtor/Creditor and Bankruptcy Subcommittee, Business Law Section, State Bar of California
  • Former Member - Bankruptcy Advisory Committee, Northern District of California


  • Former Contributing Author, Matthew Bender Company, Collier Practice Guide (three chapters on bankruptcy practice published in 1981)
  • Former Contributing Author, California Continuing Education of the Bar, Course Books: Doing Business With Insolvents; The New Bankruptcy Code
  • Former Contributing Author, Practising Law Institute Course Books: Bankruptcy Practice and Procedure Under the New Bankruptcy Act; Consumer Finance and Lending - Practice Under Chapters 7 and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code; Legal Assistants Course Book. 1981; Current Developments in Bankruptcy and Reorganization