Lara Montecalvo was confirmed the to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on September 14, 2022.
Previously, Montecalvo served as Rhode Island’s top Public Defender, a role that she held from 2020. Prior to that, she served in multiple roles in the state Public Defender’s office, including as a trial attorney from 2004 to 2010, an appellate attorney from 2010 to 2014, and then Chief of the Appellate Division of the statewide office from 2014 to 2020.
Montecalvo served as trial lawyer in the Tax Division for the Department of Justice from 2002-2004.
Montecalvo earned a B.A. degree from Swarthmore College in 1996 before graduating from Boston College Law School in 2000.