After graduating magna cum laude from the State University of New York (SYNU) in Potsdam, Joshua L. Monteiro earned his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law. He served as a former Assistant Public Defender for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County and the Sixth Judicial Circuit in Pasco County.
In addition to his legal and educational experience, Joshua served over 27 years in the U.S. Army, on both active and reserve duty. His experience in the Army has provided him with a wealth of leadership and decision-making skills. He continues to serve as a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve.