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. While working for AIG in the claims department, she attended the National Center of Paralegal Training and graduated with honors. As much as Janis loves her job, her true passion lies in helping people who are in need.
As a paralegal, she enjoys tracking down information on witnesses, companies, and accidents, making detailed medical summaries, and answering discovery. Navigating one’s way through the myriad of insurance issues and finding appropriate medical treatment is difficult for most people, and especially so when they are injured. 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.
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 was an officer of the civic association in her community for over ten years and chairs the Secret Santa program at the local Boys & Girls Club. Janis actively participates in school councils and foundations. She is also a big animal lover with a black pug named Max, a french bulldog named Spanky and Ozzie and Cricket, a pair of kitty cats.
- Hiram College, Ohio, B.A.
- National Center of Paralegal Training (Honors)
- Georgia Trial Lawyers Association