About Member
Jani is currently the chief of the appellate section at the Harris County Public Defender's Office. From 1999 until 2011, she was a solo practitioner specializing in criminal appellate matters. She is a 1994 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center. After graduation, she worked as staff counsel for indigent inmates at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division. From 1997-1998, she worked for the Honorable Charles F. Baird as his staff attorney at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. She has been an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center since 1999. She has successfully represented clients in state and federal Courts of Appeals on direct appeal and in postconviction proceedings. She is Board Certified in Criminal Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.