Janis Stevenson serves as a paralegal at The Champion Firm, P.C. As much as she loves her job, her true passion lies in helping people who need it. She didn’t always have dreams of being in the legal profession, but a conversation with a stranger in an elevator made her realize that she was drawn to the idea of standing up for people who needed help. Through this step into the legal industry, Janis found her passion through educating individuals about the greed of big businesses, helping those being taken advantage of and the importance of the 7th Amendment.
Although this passion is what fuels her most of the week, Janis also deeply cares about education, green space, local politics and her community. She has been an officer of the civic association in her community for over 10 years, chairs the Secret Santa program at the local Boys & Girls Club and actively participates in school councils and foundations. She is a staunch believer in public education, a tree hugger and all around animal lover, with two pugs, a French bulldog and an obviously feisty cat.
Outside of work, Janis can be found around the house (she is a self-proclaimed homebody) listening to music, reading her favorite book of all time, The Secret History by Donna Tartt, or whatever her book club is reading, or gardening. She loves comedy of all sorts - stand up, movies, sitcoms - but is newly addicted to Once Upon A Time and her character crush Captain Hook. She recently started a small business, a faerie affaire, making faerie furniture and gardens, which she sells on Etsy and at local festivals. Mostly, she enjoys every second hanging out with her daughters, who are artsy, athletic and a whole lot of fun.
Janis grew up in western New York but has been in the south longer than anywhere else. She graduated from Hiram College, a small liberal arts college in Ohio, with a Bachelor of Arts in biology and a minor in writing. A year later, she left the snow and cold behind and moved to Atlanta. After the fortuitous elevator ride, she attended one of the few ABA approved paralegal schools, the National Center of Paralegal Training, and graduated with honors.
As a paralegal, she enjoys tracking down information on witnesses, companies and accidents, making detailed medical summaries, and answering discovery. At the end of the day, she likes knowing she spent her day helping every single person that walked through the door of The Champion Firm, P.C..
- Hiram College, Ohio, B.A.
- National Center of Paralegal Training (Honors)
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
- Georgia Trial Lawyers Association