Juliann Tigert obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona in 1993. She graduated from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii in 1998. After law school she joined a law firm that specialized in representing common-interest property associations. Her practice included litigation, real property law, collection law, foreclosure law, and bankruptcy law. After moving to the Washington, D.C., area, Ms. Tigert was a staff attorney with the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, where she developed innovative litigation support tools and services for plaintiff and criminal defense attorneys and participated in the counseling of governing boards on legal matters. Currently, Ms. Tigert is the founder and president of Tigert Literary Agency, LLC, a small, independent agency that provides full artist representation and literary career consulting to an eclectic list of authors and illustrators. Ms. Tigert is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, Hawaii State Bar, and the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii. Ms. Tigert teaches Bankruptcy; Trust, Wills and Estates; Real Property; and the Cite Checking Workshop.