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Juan M. Sempertegui, an immigrant from Bolivia, is the son of the late Maria Sempertegui, a Senior Cosmetologist, and Roberto Sempertegui, a retired upholsterer. Before practicing law, he worked for nine years in the fields of accounting and finance for various entities including the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Juan started his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Maurice A. Ross of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and worked as a Litigation Associate with Carr Maloney P.C. He most recently served as the Director of Licensing for the State of Maryland's Division of Financial Regulation and he currently works for Bank of America, N.A. as Assistant General Counsel with the Consumer Banking team in Washington, D.C.
Juan has held leadership roles in community and bar organizations including as the 36th President of the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia, National VP of External Affairs for the Hispanic National Bar Association, Chair of the Latino/a Alumni Association of the Washington College of Law and as Board Member of Proyecto Salud Clinic. He is a recipient of various awards including the Leadership Award from the Maryland Hispanic Bar Association and the Edward Bou Alumni Award from the American University Washington College of Law. In 2017, Juan was recognized by El Tiempo Latino, a Spanish-language newspaper for the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, as one of 100 most influential individuals for the Latino community.
Juan received an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps as a Non-Commissioned Officer, holds a Bachelors' degree from the University of Maryland, an MBA from The Johns Hopkins University, and a JD from American University Washington College of Law. He resides in Silver Spring, Maryland with his wife and three daughters, all of whom were named after their abuelita (grandmother) Maria.