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  • Jan L. Roller
  • Phone: 216-621-5161

    Fax: 216-621-2399

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Education

• Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
Juris Doctor, 1979
• Denison University, Granville, Ohio
Bachelor of Arts, 1976

Admitted to Practice

• State of Ohio
• U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
• State of Massachusetts (Inactive)

Professional Associations, Affiliations and Achievements

• Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent®
• International Society of Barristers, Member 2014
• Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Member
• Ohio State Bar Association Member
• American Board of Trial Advocates, Member 2010
• Cleveland Bar Foundation, Trustee 2001-2008; President 2007-2008
• Judge John M. Manos Inn of Court: Barrister 1992-1993; Master Bencher 1994 to Present
• Named Super Lawyer for Insurance Defense: Personal Injury in Ohio Super Lawyers 2006, 2010, 2018
• Eighth District Judicial Conference: Life Member, Co-Chair of Conference, April 2006
• International Association of Defense Counsel, Member 2000-2004
• Case Western Reserve University, Guest Critiquer, Professor James McElhaney’s Trial Tactics Class, 1994-2001
• Case Western Reserve University Law School: Law Alumni Association Board, 1992-1993, 1999-2002

Frequent Author and Presenter on topics, including:

• Common Mistakes Made by Plaintiff’s Attorneys, Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, Bernard Friedman Litigation Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, March 2003
• Presenter at conference, The Women Advocate, The Woman Lawyer in the Courtroom, co-sponsored by Ohio State Bar and Ohio Women’s Bar Associations, April 2001
• Trial Superstar Series presentation, Cleveland Bar Association, October 1999
• Gorilla-Guerilla, Conquering the Legal Jungle, Cleveland Bar Association, May 1997
• Beyond Bridging the Gap, Cuyahoga County Bar Association, April 1996
• The Defendant’s Opening Statement, Litigation Institute of the Litigation Section of the Cleveland Bar Association, November 1988

Civic and Community Service

• Chair of the Cleveland – Cuyahoga County Port Authority; Board Member 2012 to 2019; Vice-Chair 2017
• City Year Cleveland: Co-Chair, Advisory Board, 1996-2002; Board Member, 2012 to present
• Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio: Board Member, 2015 to present; Chair 2015-2017
• Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, Board Member 2012 to 2017
• The Refugee Response, Board Member 2015 to present
• The City Club of Cleveland: Trustee 2006 to 2012, President, 2009-2010
• Chair, City Club of Cleveland’s 100th Anniversary Conference on Free Speech, October 10, 2011
• Near West Theatre: Trustee, 1996- present; President 2001-2003
• Cuyahoga Women’s Political Caucus; Board Member 1990 to present, President 1989-1990
• Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries: Trustee 2001-2012; President 2005, Vice President 2003
• Cleveland Bar Foundation: Trustee, 2002 to present; President 2007-2008
• Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus: Co-founder
• Executive Committee, Ohio Democratic Party, 2006 to present
• Ohio Women for Kerry: Kerry/Edwards Presidential Campaign, Chair 2004
• Urban Community School: Trustee 1991-2004
• Visiting Committee, Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University, Member 1998-2000
• Greater Cleveland Women’s Roundtable: Chair 1995-1998
• Cleveland Bicentennial Commission: Task Force Chair, Volunteerism and Community Service, 1994-1996
• WomenSpace: Board Member 1992-1995
• Neighborhood Counseling Service: Chair, Building Acquisition Committee
• Office of School Monitoring and Desegregation: Board Member 1989-1994
• Planned Parenthood of Greater Cleveland: Board Member 1987-1989

Awards and Recognition

• 2017 Honoree, City Year Cleveland, Idealist in Action Award
• 2014 Honoree, Near West Theatre
• 2013 Crain’s Cleveland Business, Women of Note
• 2010 Denison University Alumni Citation
• 2010 Faith and Friendship Award, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries
• 2008 Nonprofit Executive of the Year, Pillar Award, Smart Business
• 2007 Ohio Democratic Party Volunteer of the Year Award

Previous Experience

  • Partner, Davis & Young LPA
    1989-2015 Cleveland, OH
  • Assistant District Attorney
    1980-1982 Plymouth County, MA
  • Assistant District Attorney
    1979-1980 Suffolk County, MA
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mediation