Professionally Diverse

Lara Montecalvo

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

NominatedApril 27, 2022

  • Montecalvo serves as Rhode Island’s top Public Defender, a role that
    she has been in since 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.