Areas of Expertise

Insurance

Self-Insurance

Captive Insurance Programs

Reinsurance

Regulatory/Administrative Proceedings

Unfair Claims Practices

Deceptive Claims Practices

Common Law Bad Faith

Declaratory Relief Actions

Class Actions

Multi-District Litigation

Appellate Advocacy

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Commercial Litigation

Cyber Risk

Directors & Officers

Financial Institutions

FINRA/Securities Litigation

Labor & Employment

Lending & Collection Practices

White Collar Criminal Defense

Accountants

Architects

Clinics

Doctors

Engineers

Insurance Agents

Lawyers/Judges

Nurses

Radiographers

Real Estate Agents

Security Guards

Staffing Services

Surveyors

Construction Defect & Liability

Negligence

Premises Liability

Product Liability

Public Entity

Toxic Tort

Transportation

Warehouseman Liability

Class Actions

Multi-District Litigation

Appellate Advocacy

Alternative Dispute Resolution

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 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 member of the California, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas, West Virginia, District of Columbia, Federal, American and Lawyer-Pilot Bar Associations.

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.

  • California, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, District of Columbia, Federal, American and Lawyer-Pilot Bar Associations.
  • Life Member Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Life Member Ohio Court of Appeals Judicial Conference
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • The Best Lawyers In America
  • Ohio “Super Lawyers”
  • Cleveland’s Best Lawyers
Cleveland

9200 S Hills Blvd.
Suite 300
Cleveland, OH 44147
(440) 838-7600 | fax: (440) 838-7601

Columbus

341 South Third Street
Suite 10
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(440) 838-7600 | fax: (440) 838-7601

Hilton Head Island

1000 William Hilton Parkway
Suite 103
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(440) 838-7600 | fax: (440) 838-7601