Janis handles employment litigation defense. She also advises clients on employment law compliance, assists clients with employment policies, personnel forms and employee handbooks, conducts employee investigations, and offers management training seminars for clients.
Janis also serves as national discovery counsel for asbestos litigation, managing a large document repository, developing discovery responses, preparing corporate product witnesses for depositions, and assisting counsel around the country with defense strategy.
She serves as a mediator in employment matters. Janis has been listed in annual editions of Ohio Super Lawyers and carries Martindale-Hubbell’s AV rating.
Janis served as law clerk to Hon. Nicholas J. Walinski of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
She received a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Western Michigan University in 1980 and a law degree, cum laude, from The University of Toledo College of Law in 1986. Janis is a member of the Order of the Coif.
•AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Best Lawyers in America, 2018
•Ohio Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, 2004 - 2006, 2009 - 2012, 2017
•Toledo Business Journal, “Who’s Who in Toledo Area Law”
08.17.2017 Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2018
12.13.2016 Shumaker Attorneys Named to 2017 Ohio Super Lawyers and Ohio Rising Stars
09.05.2014 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Toledo Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Toledo Area Law” Recognition
06.26.2014 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Announces Significant Addition to the Firm
May 1997 The FLSA’s 'salary-basis' test - Are unpaid suspensions for managers okay? Labor Law Reports
April 1997 Common Personnel Practices Can Destroy the Exempt Status of Salaried Employees, Labor Law Journal
Professional and Community Affiliations
• Toledo Bar Association
• Toledo Women's Bar Association
• Ohio State Bar Association
• State Bar of Michigan
• Defense Research Institute
• Member, OSBA Labor & Employment Section Council
• Former Board Member, Greater Toledo Urban League
• Volunteer, St. Richard Church