Dana Montalto, JD
Dana Montalto is an Attorney and Clinical Instructor in the Veterans Law Clinic at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School, where she represents low-income veterans who received less-than-honorable discharge in military discharge upgrades and federal and state veteran benefits. Montalto also works on systemic reform initiatives to improve the institutions that serve our nation’s veterans, which has included authoring “Underserved: How the VA Wrongfully Excludes Veterans with Bad Paper” and founding the Veterans Justice Pro Bono Partnership.
Montalto received her bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Wellesley College and her law degree from Yale Law School, where she participated in the Veterans Legal Services Clinic and the International Refugee Assistance Project. After graduating, Dana clerked for the Honorable F. Dennis Saylor IV of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and then joined the Legal Services Center as an Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellow in 2014.