University of North Carolina, B.A., with highest honors and highest distinction, 1986
Emory University, J.D., with distinction, 1989
1990, New York; 1991, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 1994, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York; 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 2010, North Carolina and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
Tucson, Arizona, September 3, 1964
Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Alpha Delta; Order of the Coif. Executive Articles Editor, 1988-1989 and Member, 1987-1988, Emory Law Journal. Law Clerk, Honorable Ralph B. Guy, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1989-1990. Author: Note, "Pleading Rule 9 of the Rules Governing Habeas Corpus: Sua Sponte Departure from Precedent and Congressional Intent," 38 Emory L.J. 489 (Spring 1989). Member, Emory Law School Counsel. Associate: Shearman & Sterling, 1991-1993; Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 1994-1998. Associate General Counsel, International Specialty Products Inc. and GAF Materials Corp.
Jane is a native of Morehead City and graduated from West Carteret High School in 1982. She graduated with Highest Honors and Highest Distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. degree in 1986. Jane attended Emory University School of Law, where she was a Woodruff Fellow, and where she served as an Executive Articles Editor of the Emory Law Journal. She earned her J.D. degree with Distinction in 1989.
Upon graduation, Jane clerked for the Hon. Ralph B. Guy, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Upon completing her judicial clerkship in 1990 she joined the law firm of Shearman & Sterling in New York City as a commercial litigation associate. In 1994 Jane joined the law firm of Herrick, Feinstein in New York where she also practiced complex commercial litigation. While in private practice in New York, Jane handled complex disputes among a variety of large corporations, financial institutions and high net worth individuals. In 1998, Jane left private practice in New York and joined the in-house legal department of International Specialty Products and GAF Materials Corporation in Wayne, New Jersey. As Associate General Counsel, Jane managed the companies’ worldwide litigation and also handled certain regulatory affairs and other business matters for the companies.
In 2010, Jane returned home to Carteret County and joined our firm. She specializes in wills, trusts, and estates and elder law matters. She also handles a variety of civil litigation matters and works with the firm’s municipal clients as well.