The Attorneys General
Guam Attorney General
Leonardo M. Rapadas graduated from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He returned to Guam and worked at the University of Guam, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Rapadas returned to Oregon to study law, and graduated in 1989 from Willamette University College of Law. He returned home where he started working at the Attorney General’s Office, Prosecution Division, as an Assistant Attorney General (AAG). As an AAG, Rapadas has prosecuted thefts, robberies, DUIs, government corruption, white collar cases, assault and aggravated murder cases. Rapadas started in the Misdemeanor Unit and was quickly assigned as a major felony prosecutor. He has also served as the Violent Crime Unit Leader. Most notably as an AAG, Rapadas held the position of Chief Prosecutor for almost three years. Under Rapadas’ leadership, misdemeanor charging and felony indictments increased significantly.
In late May 2003, Rapadas was sworn into office as the United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. He served as a U.S. Attorney from January 2003 to June 2010. He was a member of the Borders and Immigration Subcommittee, the Controlled Substances and Asset Forfeitures Subcommittee, Environment Subcommittee and the Military Issues Working Group of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC), which advises the Attorney General on those and various other issues.
On November 2010, Rapadas was elected to the Office of Attorney General by the People of Guam and was sworn in on January 3, 2011. Attorney General Rapadas is a member of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) and the Conference of Western Attorneys Generals (CWAG).