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)