County adds to legal team

Jennifer Becker-Roscow

Monroe County has added Jennifer Becker-Roscow as a second assistant state’s attorney.

She brings ample experience with her. She has worked as an assistant state’s attorney in Washington County since 1998. 

Becker-Roscow, who lives in Red Bud, said she wanted to work in Monroe County for two reasons. 

“It’s a lot shorter commute is the main reason,” she said. “It’s also an opportunity to work for a bigger county with more cases. All around, it’s just a little bit more opportunity than I had in Washington County.”

In her new role, Becker-Roscow will focus on DUI, traffic and misdemeanor matters. That was also her purview in Washington County.  

In addition to prior work as assistant state’s attorney, Becker-Roscow has worked at a now defunct law firm based in Sparta and Marissa. 

She obtained her law degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where she also earned her bachelor’s. 

Becker-Roscow was on Monroe County State’s Attorney Chris Hitzemann’s radar because a former co-worker of his, Heath Hooks, was also her former boss and recommended her…>>> 

Read the full story in the January 9, 2019, newspaper.

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