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 has been listed in The Best Lawyers In America, and Cleveland’s Best Lawyers for Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, and Personal Injury Litigation, every year from 1999 through 2019 and in Ohio “Super Lawyers”, every year from 2004 through 2018.
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
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