Jane Phillipson Wilson opens law, mediation practice in DowagiacPublished 8:53am Monday, August 24, 2009
Jane Phillipson Wilson, a 1973 Dowagiac Union High School graduate, has returned home.
She’s been rather busy since she’s been gone.
While attending Michigan State University, where she majored in zoology, she worked as a National Park ranger.
Following her graduation in 1984 from the University of Michigan Law School, she picked up her roots and moved to Cleveland, Ohio.
In 1988, Janie was interviewed by Pulitzer Prize winner Connie Schultz, for the cover story of the Sept. 11 edition of the Cleveland Plain Dealer magazine.
Her photograph appeared on the cover of the magazine, as well as on the first page of the article.
While practicing law full time, Janie wa also a part-time law professor at Cleveland State University’s law school and served on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
In 2003, she was appointed interim associate professor of law at Case Western University College of Law in 2003 and taught in the clinical studies program for a year.
Her daughter, Kelly (“Kea”) Wilson, graduated from St. John’s College, Annapolis, Md., in May, and works as the director of St. John’s Summer Classics program in Santa Fe, N.M.
Kea is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and has won numerous writing awards, including the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts’ Gold Award.
A community open house is in the works and will be advertised in the Dowagiac Daily News.
Please call (269) 240-6883 for more information.