Caoilte is an experienced attorney who reviews legal articles for FindLaw.com.
Caoilte went to Kent State University in Ohio and was a 3-year Army ROTC scholarship student and earned her bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. After commissioning as an officer in the US Army, she attended The Ohio State University for law school, earning her JD degree. During her time in law school, she worked in both prosecution and defense practicums as well as researching and writing for a published law professor.
She started her legal career in the US Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps in the 82nd Airborne Division, where she had the opportunity to jump out of perfectly good airplanes and dispense legal advice to military commanders. As a JAG, Caoilte has worked in a broad spectrum of military law, including legal assistance, military justice/prosecution, national security law, administrative law, contract and fiscal law, employment law, and ethics. She’s served and worked as an Active Duty attorney in combat and logistics units, Special Operations, and recruiting. As a Reservist, she primarily focuses on individual client services for Servicemembers, veterans, and their families.
As an Active Duty military attorney and later as a military spouse and Reservist, she has lived and worked all over the world, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Poland and Guam.
In addition to her military service, Caoilte worked as an extern for a federal judge in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, drafting opinions. She also served as Chief of Staff of a local senator in the US Territory of Guam, drafting legislation that was then adopted into Guam law.
Caoilte lives in Tennessee with her husband, 3 kids, and an aging Labrador Retriever.
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