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Faculty, Center for Legal Advocacy and Faculty Development

Rontear Pendleton is currently the Deputy Attorney General at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. Prior to returning the Office Ms. Pendleton was the General Counsel at the Department of Labor Standard (DLS) where she served as the Chief Legal Advisor for the agency. Before transitioning to DLS she was the Grand Jury Director and an Assistant Attorney General for the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office where she managed the day-to-day operations of the Special Grand Jury while investigating and prosecuting criminal matters on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Prior to relocating to Boston, Massachusetts, Ms. Pendleton was an Assistant District Attorney and the Deputy Division Chief of the Felony Family Violence Division at the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office in Dallas, Texas, where she supervised misdemeanor and felony family violence prosecutors. During her tenure, she prosecuted over one hundred criminal offenses, including but not limited to, murder, kidnapping, robbery and various assaults.
Ms. Pendleton is an alumna of the University of Massachusetts, Boston and Thurgood Marshall School of Law. She is dual licensed in the State of Texas and The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She is a member of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, Boston Bar Association, Women’s Bar Association, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and volunteer for the Boys & Girls Club, Ready to Work Initiative. She serves as faculty for the National Association of Attorney Generals Training and the University of Massachusetts.