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 for the District of Rhode Island, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. 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. Montanaro served as chair of the American Bar Association TIPS Animal Law Committee and the Rhode Island Bar Association Animal Law Committee. 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 law review and legal periodicals. She is a Providence Business News Top 40 Under Forty 2022 Award Recipient. She is also a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honor bestowed to only 1% of attorneys in the United States. 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.