Kate E. Menard


Katie Menard is committed to helping people harmed by allegedly defective medical devices, including women suffering from painful and serious injuries caused transvaginal mesh and pelvic mesh devices.

Katie initially joined Motley Rice as a law clerk in 2013, providing support to the medical device litigation team, including preparing motions, evaluating client records, and preparing for trials and settlements. 

As a law student at Roger Williams University School of Law, Katie was a research assistant to Professor Kathleen Miller, a judicial extern for the Honorable Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell and an intern in the Special Prosecutions Division of the Westchester County District Attorney's Office in New York. After graduation, she worked for the Rhode Island Supreme Court Law Clerk Department, where she served as the sole law clerk to the Honorable Stephen P. Nugent of the Rhode Island Superior Court. She was also a research assistant to Chief Justice Frank J. Williams (Ret.). 

A magna cum laude graduate and scholarship recipient, Katie was recognized with the CALI Excellence award as the highest scoring student in Legal Methods I, Advanced Criminal Procedure and Private International Law. Additionally, she served as a member of the Roger Williams University Law Review and published two papers, "The Impact of Pretrial Publicity on an Indigent Capital Defendant's Due Process Right to a Jury Consultant" and a survey of Rhode Island Law concerning City of East Providence v. Int'l Ass'n of Firefighters Local.


J.D. magna cum laude, Roger Williams University School of Law, 2011

B.A. magna cum laude, Quinnipiac University, 2008

Licensed In

  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Rhode Island

Admitted to Practice Before

U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island


Rhode Island Bar Association

Awards and Accolades

Providence, RI
2021–2024  Ones to Watch list: Product liability litigation–plaintiffs