Rodney Joseph Janis

Rod Janis is the Managing Partner of Goldberg Segalla’s Florida offices. His wide-ranging litigation practice includes insurance and reinsurance, employment and labor, construction, and professional liability. Rod also defends a broad array of liability claims for clients across multiple industries spanning a large swath of the U.S.

He currently serves as national trial counsel for a leading international insurer and has taken cases to verdict in several states, including Louisiana, Florida, 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 respond quickly to their needs, regardless of venue. In addition to litigating complex insurance coverage matters and defending against claims of bad faith, Rod issues coverage opinions, provides coverage analysis, drafts settlement agreements, and modifies policy wordings. He also partners with clients to assess the potential for extra-contractual damages.

In the employment and labor sphere, Rod assists clients facing claims relating to the Florida Fair Housing Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other federal and state employment laws. His broad range of experience defending employment and labor claims also includes matters involving whistleblowers and discrimination. Rod, who conducts workplace investigations and helps draft employment policies and procedures, offers thoughtful, strategic advice to help clients avoid litigation and remain in compliance.

Rod also defends contractors, design professionals, subcontractors, and manufacturers in construction litigation and in complex construction defect cases involving commercial, industrial and residential projects. Representative cases involve commercial, industrial, and residential projects with a broad range of issues, including HVAC design and manufacturing issues, concrete/structural design, roof failures, truss manufacturing and design issues, construction equipment failures, and many others. His professional liability practice includes defending lawyers, insurance industry professionals, directors and officers, architects, engineers, national property management service providers, and accountants.

Good to know

Job Types Partner
Areas of Practice 1) General Liability
Law School University of Florida Levin College of Law (J.D.,2003)
Admitted Year 2003
Education University of Florida (B.A.,1999)
Bar Member / Association Florida State Bar Association,Michigan State Bar Association,Texas State Bar Association,New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Goldberg Segalla
Relevant Jobs
Legal Secretary - Orange County, CA
USA-CA-Newport Beach

Smith Smith & Feeley LLP a Newport Beach, California law firm specializing in insurance coverage law and related litigation. We are seeking an experienced legal secretary to assist with insurance cove...

Apply now

Insurance Defense Attorney

Braff, Harris, Sukoneck & Maloof is a boutique litigation and trial law firm. As one of the oldest law firms in New Jersey, we specialize in handling catastrophic tort claims, professional liability m...

Apply now

Insurance Coverage Litigation Attorney

Clyde & Co is a leading, sector-focused global law firm with 440 partners, 1800 lawyers, 2500 legal professionals, and 4000 staff in over 50 offices and associated offices worldwide. The firm speciali...

Apply now

+ View more jobs
Daniel E. Chefitz
Daniel E. Chefitz

Daniel E. Chefitz is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. Mr. Chefitz concentrates his practice on policyholder insurance recovery counseling and litigation.

David L. Harbaugh
David L. Harbaugh

David L. Harbaugh is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business Transactions Practice. Mr. Harbaugh is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and before the U.S. Supreme Court.

James N. Penrod
James N. Penrod

James Penrod is senior counsel in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. Mr. Penrod is an engineering graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a law graduate of The George Washington University.