Juliet was born in Vereeninging, South Africa. Juliet attended the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in English and International Relations. Juliet completed a year of study towards an LLB in Roman/Dutch law at the Randse Afrikaanse Universiteit in Johannesburg where she studied in the Afrikaans language. She obtained a J.D. from the University of Dayton in 1998.
Juliet is an experienced civil litigator and her practice is in the Circuit Court of Cook and the collar counties and in Federal Court. Juliet was named in Illinois Super Lawyer, and Super Lawyer Corporate Counsel for 2009, 2010, and 2011 for business litigation. Juliet also appeared in the 2012 Super Lawyers Business Edition for litigation. Juliet was named as one of Illinois’ top lawyers in the February 2011 edition of Chicago Magazine. Juliet has litigated cases involving contract disputes; the Residential Real Property Disclosure Act; specific performance of contracts; construction defects; the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Practices Act; equitable mortgages and condominium disputes. Juliet has litigated complex litigation actions involving RICO and fraud suits involving millions of dollars.
Juliet is also experienced in criminal law and has litigated cases ranging from first degree murder, reckless homicide, aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated DUI to simple DUI cases. Juliet has litigated Operating Under The Influence (“O.U.I.”) cases involving boats and snowmobiles. She has represented clients in the trial and appellate courts, including the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Juliet is the past Chair of International and Immigration Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. She is currently the Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) coordinator for the International and Immigration Law Section Council. Juliet is also the secretary of the Traffic Law Section Council of the ISBA. Juliet is a past member of the Civil Practice & Procedure Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. Juliet is a frequent speaker at seminars for CLE. In addition, Juliet has authored several articles published by the Illinois State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.