People You Need to Know Magazine Spotlight: Attorney Janet C. Scott
People You Need to Know Magazine is proud to spotlight Janet C. Scott, an attorney with Alexander & Associates, where she practices education and employment law. She has previously worked as a solo practitioner, with the Law Offices of Tavis L. Knighten, P.C., and as a Legal Compliance Analyst with the DeKalb County Board of Education’s Office of Internal Affairs. Janet is a graduate of Spelman College, Cum Laude and holds a Master’s of Arts degree in Education, Mercer University. Janet earned her law degree from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School.
During law school, Janet interned with Emory Law School’s Barton Clinic for Child Law and Policy and served as an extern at the Fulton County Superior Court with Judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane.
Janet served as Historian for GABWA and presently serves as Parliamentarian and Co-Chair for the Glitter Gala Committee. She also served the Georgia Young Lawyers Division (YLD) as co-chair of the Aspiring Youth Program Committee and Director of ABA Awards. Currently, Janet serves in the following community organizations: U.S. Selective Service Board, DeKalb County, Georgia; and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and Leadership DeKalb Class of 2010.
Janet has been recognized by the Georgia Young Lawyers Division for her outstanding service to the YLD; and the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, Scholarship recipient and Outstanding Law Student.
Prior to attending law school, Janet taught at Chamblee Middle School and was recognized in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.
Janet has a passion for advocating for children’s rights.