Lenore M. Montanaro is an experienced attorney and earnest writer with a demonstrated history of working within the non-profit, state and federal government, and academic sectors. Montanaro is licensed to practice law in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island, and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. She teaches animal law at the Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island. Montanaro previously served as an advocacy director for one of the oldest animal welfare non-profit organizations in the United States. She also carries experience as a former attorney within a civil litigation defense firm. Also, Montanaro served as chair of the American Bar Association TIPS Animal Law Committee, the Rhode Island Bar Association Animal Law Committee, and the American Bar Association TIPS Animal Law Committee Companion Animal Subcommittee. Additionally, Montanaro represented Rhode Island and Massachusetts as a delegate at the annual International Animal Law Summit. She is the author of several published works, including legal scholarship, with publications in prestigious law review and legal periodicals. She received a B.A. in English from the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts and a J.D. from the Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts. She lives in Rhode Island with her two rescued beagle mixes.