Magistrate Judge Rowland is a native of Akron, Ohio. She attended the University of Michigan for undergrad, and then the University of Chicago for law school. After law school, she clerked for the District Judge Julian Cook in Detroit, Michigan. Following her clerkship, Judge Rowland worked as a staff attorney and then Chief Appellate Attorney for the Federal Defender Program for the Northern District of Illinois. During that time, she represented over 275 indigent defendants in every aspect of a federal criminal case, including trying several federal criminal jury trials and arguing many cases before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Rowland then joined the law firm Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, where she led the criminal defense practice and also litigated many high-profile civil cases. Judge Rowland was sworn in as a United States Magistrate Judge in on November 14, 2012.
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