Janice V. Arellano
Janice Arellano joined the firm in September 2015, following a clerkship with the Honorable Kevin M. Shanahan (presently judge of the Special Civil Part) in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division-Family Part in Somerset and Hunterdon Counties. Ms. Arellano also served as an AOC mediator with experience successfully conducting settlement conferences in both English and Spanish for a variety of family part matters.
Ms. Arellano earned her law degree from Temple University-James E. Beasley School of Law, where she was a Law and Public Policy Scholar and obtained a Certificate in Trial Advocacy and Litigation. While pursuing a law degree, Ms. Arellano completed judicial internships with the Honorable Norma L. Shapiro and the Honorable M. Faith Angell of the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Ms. Arellano was a summer law clerk at the Federal Trade Commission-Bureau of Consumer Protection in Washington, D.C. She also represented indigent clients at the Temple Legal Aid Family Litigation clinical and supported lobbying efforts as a Frankel Legislative Fellow for the ACLU of PA.
Before law school, Ms. Arellano was a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of Justice-Civil Rights Division and the National Education Association. She subsequently taught second and fifth grades at a Philadelphia public school for three years. Ms. Arellano received a Master of Education degree from the University of Pennsylvania and graduated cum laude from Mount Holyoke College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy.
Ms. Arellano is a member of Methfessel & Werbel’s Employment and Civil Rights Practice Group under the direction of Eric L. Harrison. Her practice is concentrated in the areas of employment law, special education law, public entity law, discrimination, and civil rights.