Janis D. Roberts
Ms. Roberts graduated from Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois in 1966. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University in 1970. She attended Marquette University Law School from 1977 to 1980, and received the degree of Juris Doctor in May 1980. Ms. Roberts participated in both the Jessup International Moot Court competition and the Texas Young Lawyers Association Trial Advocacy competition on behalf of Marquette University Law School. She served on the Marquette University Law Review from 1978 to 1980, and served on the Editorial Board as Executive Editor from 1979 to 1980.
While in law school, Ms. Roberts served as a law clerk for the nationally prominent criminal defense firm of Shellow & Shellow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Upon graduation Ms. Roberts remained with Shellow & Shellow as an associate, where she participated in several high profile homicide trials with attorneys James M. Shellow and Stephen M. Glynn, including the defense and eventual acquittal of Ray Mendoza and the trial of serial killer David Van Dyke.
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