Janelle Dixon focuses her practice on the representation of Common Interest Community Associations (condominium, townhome, homeowner, Master) in the defense of lawsuits from claims of breach of fiduciary duty brought by unit owners as well as prosecuting unit owner violations of Declarations. Additionally, she advises on areas of law including, but not limited to: construction defects, contracts, discrimination claims, building code violations, personal injury claims, and common area assessment tax appeals.
Janelle joined Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit’s litigation team in 2014. She has been practicing law since 2011. Janelle has a successful track record of trying cases, and settling cases, and leading discovery efforts. Additionally, she is experienced in taking depositions (both discovery and evidence) of expert witnesses, treating physicians, surgeons, police officers, management officials, witnesses, and other parties.
She has a proven ability to build rapport with clients as well as opposing counsels to effectively work up lawsuits and eventually negotiate settlements. Highly capable of balancing time sensitive priorities as well as unavoidable emergencies, Janelle remains "even-keeled" and retains a positive outlook.
Janelle received her undergraduate degree from Loyola University and is a graduate of the Chicago-Kent College of Law. She is a coach for the Chicago-Kent College of Law Trial Team who competed in the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition in Chicago, Illinois and won the championship during the 2015-2016 academic year. Janelle also serves as an evaluator for the Chicago-Kent Intensive Trial Advocacy Course.
Additionally, Janelle is a committee member for the Elgin YWCA fundraising board. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the City of Elgin's Parks and Recreation Foundation.