Attorney Profile

Jeffrey D. Janoff

Attorney Jeffrey D. Janoff represents individuals in San Jose and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area who have been injured due to the negligence or wrongful misconduct of others.

Mr. Janoff has been selected as a Super Lawyer every year since 2010. He is AV-Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and holds a Superb rating on AVVO. Mr. Janoff is also a member of the Millionaire Dollar Advocates Forum based on the results he has achieved for his clients.

For over 38 years, Jeffrey D. Janoff has worked tirelessly for clients injured by motor vehicle accidents, defective products, dog bites, and unsafe premises. He has helped clients who have been the victim of bad faith insurance practices, and sexual harassment or discrimination in the workplace.

In addition to his private law practice, Mr. Janoff continues to serve as a Judge Pro Tem and Small Claims Temporary Judge for the Santa Clara Superior Court. He has been President of the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyer Association and is a former member of the Santa Clara County Child and Adolescent Advisory Commission and past chair of the Consumer Affairs Commission.

Jeffrey D. Janoff is the immediate past President of the Board of Directors for the New Museum Los Gatos in Los Gatos, California.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1998
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1983
  • California, 1982


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, CA, J.D., 1982
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY, B.A., Political Science, 1979

Honors and Awards

  • AV-Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers, 2010-Present
  • Litigator Award, Trial Lawyers Board of Regents, 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Top Attorneys in Northern California, 2013
  • Member, Millionaire Advocates Forum
  • President's Award, Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, 1995
  • Outstanding Young Men of America, 1987
  • Commendation State Bar of California, Board of Governors, 1983

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association
    • Board of Governors, 2007-2011
    • Past President
    • Vice President-Elect
    • Secretary
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
    • Board of Trustees
    • Judiciary Committee
    • Lawyer Referral Service Executive Committee
  • Santa Clara County Superior Court
    • Judge Pro Tem
    • Small Claims Temporary Judge
  • New Museum Los Gatos, President of the Board of Directors
  • Civil Justice Foundation, Founding Sponsor
  • Santa Clara University School of Law Alumni Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Bay Area Lawyers for the Arts
  • Lincoln Law School, Faculty
  • VUE, Inc. (Arts Education), Pro Bono General Counsel
  • Santa Clara County Child and Adolescent Advisory Committee, Former Member

Representative Cases

  • Hansen v. Jacobsen (1986) 186 Cal. App 3d 350
  • Davis v. Allstate (1989) 217 Cal. App 3d 1229
  • Santee v. Santa Clara Office of Education (1990) 220 Cal. App 3d 702

Relevant Past Employment

  • Janoff Law, President, 2013-Present
  • Bostwick & Janoff, President, 1998-2013
  • Bostwick, Rowe & Janoff, Partner, 1989-1998
  • Bostwick & Rowe, Associate Counsel, 1984-1989
  • Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Janoff, Attorney, 1982-1984

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Janoff Law,
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1570 The Alameda, Suite 221, San Jose, CA 95126 408-286-2300
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