Janet Byrne Thabit, 46, joined Matuszewich, Kelly & McKeever, LLP in Crystal Lake as partner. Thabit brings almost 20 years of experience from her federal clerkship at the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and litigation experience garnered as an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP.  She graduated from Loyola University of Chicago Law School in 1995 and from DePauw University in 1989. Thabit also draws from her business experience, prior to law school, at AT&T Corporation as a Systems Consultant in the National Accounts Sales Department.  At Matuszewich, Kelly & McKeever, Thabit will continue her litigation practice and will provide counsel for business transactions, estate planning and represent local governments.