Evan M. Janush

Evan M. Janush


The Lanier Law Firm

Recognized since 2018

New York, New York

Practice Areas

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

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Evan M. Janush is the Managing Attorney of the New York office. In addition to his administrative role within the firm, Mr. Janush oversees commercial litigation for The Lanier Law Firm’s New York office and he is the practice group leader of the firm’s employment litigation practice. Mr. Janush has significant experience representing clients in complex commercial litigation, pharmaceutical mass tort litigation, antitrust and class-action litigation, and representing employees in discrimination and whistleblower actions.

Mr. Janush has earned recognition among the New York Super Lawyers for five consecutive years for his work in the firm’s pharmaceutical and product liability mass tort practice areas. Mr. Janush has participated in senior roles in numerous multi-district litigations, and he has represented the rights of individuals who have been injured by defective products, toxic torts, and general negligence. Mr. Janush is also a member of the firm’s Sports and Entertainment practice area due to his significant contract drafting and litigation experience, which includes having been involved in contract litigation concerning several major record label disputes.

Mr. Janush’s work has involved significant appeals, legal motions and oral arguments that have supported trial verdicts in excess of $450 million, in addition to achieving numerous multi-million-dollar settlements. In 2010, Mr. Janush was honored as one of the Top 100 trial lawyers in New York by the National Trial Lawyers Association, and he received this distinction again in 2011 and 2012.

Mr. Janush is licensed to practice law in New York and Connecticut, and he is admitted to practice in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, District of Connecticut, Eastern District of Michigan, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern District of Texas, and the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas. Mr. Janush has been granted pro hac vice admission to the District of New Jersey, the New Jersey Appellate Division, and the New Jersey Superior Court.

Mr. Janush is a 1998 graduate of Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review and President of the Student Bar Association. He received his undergraduate degree summa cum laude in 1995 from the University of Connecticut where he was the President of the Student Government Association at the Stamford campus. Prior to joining The Lanier Law Firm, Mr. Janush practiced law at the firms of Weitz & Luxenberg and Jenkens & Gilchrist Parker Chapin.

Practice Areas:

  • Plaintiff's Class Actions/Mass Torts
  • Business Litigation
  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury

Location
  • Tower 56, Sixth Floor
    126 East 56th Street
    New York, NY 10022
Education
  • University of Connecticut, B.A., summa cum laude, graduated 1995
  • Yeshiva University, J.D.
Bar Admissions
  • New York, New York State Bar Association
  • Connecticut, Connecticut Bar Association
Affiliations
  • American Association for Justice - Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association - Member
  • New York State Bar Association - Member
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association - Member
Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Eastern of District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas

The Lanier Law Firm
Headquarters: Houston, Texas

21 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

5 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Awards:
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2018-2024
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers - 2020-2023
  • New York Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2013-2023
  • New York Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, 2012
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100, 2010-2012
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Commercial Litigation

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