Rodney J. Janis

Rodney J. Janis: Attorney with Goldberg Segalla LLP AV stamp icon
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Rod Janis is the managing partner of Goldberg Segalla’s Florida offices and co-chair of the Retail and Hospitality Practice Group. He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and currently serves as National Trial Counsel for a captive specialty insurer. In this role, he has served as lead trial counsel in matters in some of the most challenging jurisdictions nationwide, including Louisiana, Florida, California, New York, Washington, D.C, Texas, West Virginia, Alabama, and Pennsylvania - on-the-ground experience that translates into a measurable advantage for clients who rely on Rod’s ability to parachute in to respond quickly to their needs, regardless of venue.

Rod's wide-ranging litigation practice includes defending professional liability matters such as the defense of insurance agents, insurance brokers, mortgage brokers, accountants, attorneys, financial advisors, architects, engineers, landscape architects, property managers, and other construction professionals. He regularly handles cases all over the country involving high-exposure retail and restaurant defense and construction-related accidents.

Rod’s dynamic practice, trial expertise, and skill-set has allowed him to gain a wide range of experience spanning over multiple practice areas. Rod has litigated on behalf of corporations and insurance carriers in the areas of construction defect and construction accidents, including contractual and insurance risk transfer issues; elevator and escalator liability; monitoring and resolution of complex excess risk and catastrophic personal injury claims; hotel and restaurant liability, including premises, security, and dram shop claims; municipal liability; premises and security liability, including property damage and personal injuries; products liability; transportation-related litigation; and wrongful death actions. He counsels on first-party, excess, self-insured, and captive matters, and litigates complex third-party claims and coverage issues.


•Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
•Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2009-2013
•Florida Legal Elite, 2009-2011

Publications and Presentations

•Featured in Goldberg Segalla's Growth Quick Yet Methodical , Buffalo Law Journal, December 27, 2016

(Also at West Palm Beach Office)

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Retail and Hospitality
  • General Liability
  • Management and Professional Liability
  • Construction

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
786.814.4801  Phone
786.814.4899  Fax
University Attended:
University of Florida, B.A., 1999
Law School Attended:
University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., with honors, Editor-in-Chief, University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy, 2003, 2003
Year of First Admission:
U.S District Court for the Middle, Northern, and Southern Districts of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; West Virginia; 2008, Texas; New York; 2003, Florida; Michigan; U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations

•Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
•Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
•Florida Defense Lawyers Association
•Professional Liability Defense Federation (PLDF), Lawyers Professional Liability Claims Committee
•Florida Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section
•Colorado Bar Association, Lawyers Professional Liability Committee
•Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2009-present

Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

4.9/5.0 (24 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 12/30/13 in Civil Litigation

  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 12/30/13 in Construction Claims

    I have known Mr. Janis when he was still in law school and over the many years since his graduation, I have had the pleasure to see him practice and know his practice. Mr. Janis, in my opinion, is an excellent attorney.

    I have known Mr. Janis when he was still in law school and over the many years since his graduation, I have had the pleasure to see him practice and know his practice. Mr. Janis, in my opinion, is an excellent attorney. Read less

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Miami, Florida

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