Colleen C. M. Ramais joins Meyer Capel’s litigation team as a full-time associate after serving a two-year judicial clerkship with the Honorable Justice Rita B. Garman of the Illinois Supreme Court.
Colleen graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law with her juris doctorate in 2010. As a law student, she was named to the Dean's List for all six law school semesters and was awarded the Celia M. Howard Fellowship for graduate study from the Illinois Federation of Business and Professional Women. She is a ten-time recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for receiving the highest grade in her contracts, commercial law, criminal law, and elder law classes, among others, and received honors distinctions and high honors distinctions for her legal research and writing.
As a law student, Colleen acted as an associate editor of the Illinois Law Review, which published her note, ‘Til Death Do You Part … and This Time We Mean It: Denial of Access to Divorce for Same-Sex Couples. She also served as the treasurer for the International Law Society and the treasurer and co-founder of the Health Law Society at the University of Illinois.
Colleen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from the University of Illinois. Colleen also speaks French fluently and holds a master’s degree in French-English translation from the Université de Liège, in Liège, Belgium where she lived for two years.
Colleen is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Champaign County Bar Association, and the East Central Illinois Women Attorneys Association.
When not practicing law, Colleen enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling. She lives in Champaign with her husband, Thierry, and her sons Raphael and Noah.