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Lauren S. Zurier Sworn in as Assistant United States Attorney, Named Appellate Chief for the District of Rhode Island

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – United States Attorney Aaron L. Weisman today announced the appointment and swearing-in of veteran Rhode Island state prosecutor Lauren S. Zurier as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Rhode Island.

Ms. Zurier, who has worked in the appellate unit of the Rhode Island Department of the Attorney General since 1993, and briefed and argued over 180 cases in the Rhode Island Supreme Court, has been appointed by United States Attorney Aaron L. Weisman as Appellate Chief.

In announcing Ms. Zurier’s appointment, United States Attorney Aaron L. Weisman commented, “The United States Attorney’s Office is so fortunate to be able to welcome Lauren Zurier to its ranks.  Lauren’s more than two-decades-long experience prosecuting many of Rhode Island’s most significant and complex criminal appeals – which followed her graduation from Harvard College and Law School, a federal clerkship, and work as an associate in a large Rhode Island law firm – will make her an invaluable and most welcome addition to the United States Attorney’s Office.  And Lauren’s devotion to criminal justice, under five Attorneys General, is practically legendary to the Rhode Island criminal bench and bar.”

Prior to joining the Rhode Island Department of the Attorney General, Ms. Zurier clerked for the Honorable Frank Kaufman, Senior Judge in the U.S. District Court in Maryland, and worked as a civil litigation associate at law firms in Boston and Providence. 

Ms. Zurier graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude in 1984, and from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 1987.


Jim Martin
(401) 709-5357

Updated December 9, 2019

Press Release Number: 19-158