Kristofer Monson

Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently reappointed Kristofer Monson ’98 as the Chief Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) for the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH). His term expires in 2024.

As Chief ALJ, Monson will continue to oversee SOAH, which is a forum for the conduct of adjudicative hearings in the executive branch of state government.

Monson has served as the Chief ALJ since April 2019 and previously served as Assistant Solicitor General in the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, where he spent 15 years working as an expert in Texas administrative practice and procedure, according to a news release.

He is board certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Fifth Circuit Bar, United States Supreme Court Bar, and the Western District of Texas Bar.

Monson received a Bachelor of Arts from Wabash College and a Juris Doctor Degree from The University of Texas School of Law. While at Wabash, he double majored in history and French and minored in speech. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, Glee Club and Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity.