Janik L.L.P.

Janik L.L.P.

Janik L.L.P. was founded on September 1, 1988 and enjoys an "AV" rating, the highest rating available to law firms, by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

Firm Overview

The Firm has been selected as one of the "Best Law Firms for Insurance and Personal Injury Defense" by Best Lawyers and U.S. News and World Report, and has been selected an "All Star Go-To Law Firm" by Corporate Counsel magazine for our representation of Fortune 500 clients.

Our practice is devoted entirely to litigation, with an emphasis upon insurance and corporate defense. We offer expertise not only in significant individual cases, but also in complex litigation, including class actions and Multidistrict Panel litigation. We are admitted to practice before the Courts of Ohio, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, West Virginia and the District of Columbia, and have been actively engaged in major litigation in state, federal and administrative forums in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
Main Office

Main Office
9200 South Hills Blvd., Ste. 300
Cleveland  OH  44147-3521

  • 440-838-7600

Steven G. Janik

Steven G. Janik is the founder and Managing Partner of Janik L.L.P.

Steve graduated from Denison University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, having majored in Economics. He was actively involved in the Denison Campus Government Association, a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics Honorary), a member of the Board of Directors of the American Shorin-Ryu Karate Association, Inc., a two-year All-Conference Selection in Football, and a recipient of the NCAA Football Post-Graduate Scholarship Award.

Steve obtained his Juris Doctorate from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, and thereafter served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Thomas D. Lambros, Chief Judge of The United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Upon completing his Clerkship, Steve entered private practice, and on September 1, 1988, founded the Firm.

Steve is admitted to practice before the State and Federal Courts for California, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia and the District of Columbia as well as the United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court.

Steve is a member of the California, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, District of Columbia, Federal, American and Lawyer-Pilot Bar Associations.

Steve has served as Special Master to the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, in complex antitrust and asbestos litigation proceedings, as a member of the Federal Judicial Center Task Force on Reducing Trial Delay, and as Chairman of the Magistrate Merit Selection Committee, United States District Court for The Northern District of Ohio.

Steve is a life member of the Sixth Circuit and Ohio Court of Appeals Judicial Conferences. He is also a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, Defense Research Institute, and the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel. Steve has served as a member of the Orthopedics Leadership Board of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and is a private pilot, single engine land, instrument rated.

Steve is listed in The Best Lawyers In America, Ohio "Super Lawyers", and Cleveland's Best Lawyers for Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, and Personal Injury Litigation.
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
    Juris Doctorate