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Mr. Janssen is one of the most preeminent and successful lawyers in Illinois in the past 50 years. Beginning in 1960s, he focused on product liabilities, building a career based on integrity, tenacity and defending those who have been mistreated or injured. In his career, he has taken on and won many important cases against large pharmaceutical, insurance, automotive and Fortune 100 companies. Some of those cases have resulted in changes in the law and greater product safety.
Born in Peoria, Ill., Mr. Janssen graduated from Bradley University in 1959 with a bachelor's degree in political science, and received his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1961. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar Association that same year. Since that time, he has argued cases before the U.S. District Court, Central District Court of Illinois, the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court and the U.S. Supreme Court.
In his 48-year career as a lawyer, Mr. Janssen has been, and continues to be, involved in many groups and associations, including the Illinois State Bar, American Trial Lawyers Association, Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. From 1998-2000, he was appointed Chairman of the Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission of Illinois by the Supreme Court of Illinois. He has received numerous awards and accolades, including being named a Leading American Attorney, Illinois Super Lawyer and to the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He also has received the highest AV national rating from Martindale-Hubbell AV as well as being named one of America's Premier Lawyers by Fortune.
Year of Birth: 1937
Law School: University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1961
Undergraduate School: Bradley University, B.A., 1959
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
American Trial Lawyers Association
Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
Chairman, Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission of Illinois, U.S. Supreme Court of Illinois
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
Leading American Attorney
Illinois Super Lawyer
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
AV Rating - Martindale-Hubbell
America's Premier Lawyers, Fortune Magazine
The Janssen Law Center is a Personal Injury law firm that has a long history of standing up for those who have been injured. Started by Jay Janssen, the Janssen Law team consists of experienced, best-in-class lawyers who understand the intricacies of the legal system, and are passionately dedicated to helping our clients. Our goal is to make a positive impact on tough situations. Some of our cases have led to sweeping reform and greater safety for consumers and workers. We combine these decades of experience with new techniques to provide a higher level of service for our clients. And we have the tenacity and financial resources to see every case through to the end. When we take on a case, we stay with it.