Jenneane Jansen

Top rated Insurance Coverage attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jansen & Palmer, LLC
Jenneane Jansen
Jansen & Palmer, LLC

Practice Areas: Insurance Coverage; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 1993

Education: University of Minnesota Law School

Languages Spoken: English, French

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2001 - 2002
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Jansen & Palmer, LLC

4746 Elliot Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407 Visit website


Jenneane L. Jansen is a founder and managing partner of Jansen & Palmer LLC situated in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her practice is concentrated on appeals and motions, primarily in the domains of administrative law, insurance coverage and insurance bad faith. She represents a diverse range of clients in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and across Minnesota. Throughout her illustrious career, she has assisted numerous clients in recovering multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements in a variety of cases.

Ms. Jansen holds a double major in astrophysics and philosophy from Swarthmore College in 1989. She pursued law and graduated with a J.D. cum laude in 1993 from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she was the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Law and Inequality. 

Authorized to practice before the Minnesota state and federal courts, Ms. Jansen is also admitted to appear in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, the Minnesota Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. Additionally, she has represented clients from Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Ms. Jansen is actively involved in various national, state-wide, and local bar organizations. These include the American Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association, The Douglas K. Amdahl American Inn of Court and the Hennepin County Bar Association. She is also a member of Minnesota Women Lawyers and the Swarthmore College Alumni Council.

It is within Ms. Jansen's regular practice to offer pro bono legal advice and assistance to those who are indigent or have low income. Her dedication to serving those who may not have access to legal resources is commendable and reflects her commitment to justice and equality. 

Ms. Jansen has a proven track record of crafting compelling appeals and significant motions – either as the author or ghostwriter – in diverse fields, including administrative law, insurance law, construction law, medical/dental malpractice defense, professional licensing matters, criminal law, corporate governance, municipal law, school law, commercial litigation and product liability litigation.

Practice areas

Insurance Coverage

Focus areas

Bad Faith Insurance, Insurance

  • 100% Insurance Coverage

First Admitted: 1993, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:

  • Super Lawyer
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers
  • The Minnesota State Bar Association's Professional Excellence Award recognizes attorneys who strive to meet the many responsibilities of a lawyer, including efforts to improve the administration of justice and practice of law, efforts to promote access to justice, efforts to serve and govern the profession, and service of benefit to the community. The MSBA awarded Ms. Jansen the Professional Excellence Award for her pro bono work on behalf of the Minnesota State Bar Association, including serving as counsel in the Minnesota Supreme Court matter, In re: Application of J.M.M. for Change of Name, Court File No. A17-1730 (Minn.)., Professional Excellence Award, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2019
  • Top 25 Appellate Super Lawyer, Minnesota Law and Politics, 2003
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Appellate Practice, Civil Litigation, and Solo/Small Firm Sections, 1997-2016
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, 1997-2016
  • Co-Chair, Hennepin County Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Section, 2016
  • Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court, 2000-16
  • American Bar Association, Council of Appellate Lawyers and Tort and Insurance Law Section, 2001-16
  • Minnesota Women Lawyer's Association, 1997-2011
  • Appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court to the Advisory Committee on the Minnesota Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure, 2013
  • Chair, Minnesota State Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section, 2003-04
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board Member, Fund for the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis, 2004-08
  • In the Matter of the Application of J.M.M. o/b/o Minors for a Change of Name, A17-1730 (Minn. 2019).  Worked as a team with two other lawyers to represent MSBA's position with respect to unrepresented client., 2018
  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2019
  • Member, Swarthmore College Alumni Council, 2003-06
  • Ms. Jansen is passionate about pro bono work, particularly on behalf of indigent clients.  She has been a Minnesota Northstar Lawyer since the inception of the program, having performed at least 50 hours of pro bono work every year.  In 2009-10, Jenneane donated over 300 hours of pro bono time to the Minnesota State Public Defender's Office.  She has represented the Minnesota Association for Justice as amicus curiae, and the Minnesota State Bar Association in a successful petition to the Minnesota Supreme Court for adoption of a Model Rule Regarding Disaster Preparedness.  She has also performed various research projects for Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance, and has provided pro bono advice and representation to countless indigent and low or middle-income clients in various matters throughout her career., 2016
  • Alumni Representative, Swarthmore College Board of Managers, Ad Hoch Committee on Athletics, 2003-06
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Law and Inequality (1992-93)
  • Law Clerk to Honorable A.M. (Sandy) Keith, Chief Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court, 1993
Educational Background:
  • B.A., Swarthmore College, Special Major:  Astrophysics and Philosophy, 1989
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Minnesota Supreme Court, 1993
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2013
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2004
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 1998
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2000
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, 2007
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • CLE and article regarding appellate practice, Presenter, Author, If It's All Over But The Shouting, Shout As Effectively As You Can, Bankruptcy and the Surety and Litigating the Fidelity Claim, American Bar Association, Fidelity And Surety Committee, Tort Trial And Insurance Practice Section, 2003
  • CLE regarding effect of homelessness on outcomes in criminal-justice system, Presenter, Organizer, The Least Among Us II, Douglas K. Amdahl Inn Of Court, 2011
  • Author, A Student Letter on Abortion and Gender, Constitutional Law, Themes for the Constitution's Third Century, 513, 1993
  • CLE regarding effect of homelessness on outcomes in criminal-justice system, Presenter, Organizer, The Least Among Us, Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court, 2010
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • St. Paul Fire and Marine Ins. v. Compaq Computer Corp., 457 F.3d 766 (8th Cir. 2006) (Res judicata), 2006
  • Defeated felony failure-to-register-as-a-predatory-offender charge due to lack of probable cause., 2010
  • In the Matter of the Risk Level Determination of R.L., 2010 WL 2813451 (Minn. App., July 20, 2010), 2010
  • Recovered $287,000 from insurer for stolen collectibles, 2011
  • Star Windshield Repair, Inc. v. Western Nat’l Ins. Co., 768 N.W.2d 346 (Minn. 2009) (Procedure for resolving disputes between glass companies and insurers), 2009
  • Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. Second Chance Invs., LLC, 827 N.W.2d 766 (Minn. 2013) ("total loss" claims not subject to Standard Fire Insurance Policy's appraisal requirement), 2013
  • Wells Dairy, Inc. v. Amer. Indus. Refrig., Inc., 762 N.W.2d 463 (Iowa 2009) (Economic loss damages), 2009
  • Obtained $2.2 million jury verdict for plaintiffs insureds in a hail-damage claim, 2014
  • In the Matter of the Risk Level Determination of C.M., 578 N.W.2d 391 (Minn. App. 1998) (Sex offender notification), 1998
  • Stringer v. Minnesota Vikings Football Club, LLC, Hennepin County District Court (2003) (summary judgment for team physician), 2003
  • In the Matter of the Risk Level Determination of F.C.M., 2010 WL 1286874 (Minn. App., April 6, 2010), rev. denied (Minn., June 29, 2010), 2010
  • Assisted in obtaining multi-million dollar payment on insurance claim involving fire loss, 2009
  • Rescinded $2 million CGL and dramshop policy after loss, 2012
  • Westchester Fire Ins. Co. v. Wallerich, 563 F.3d 707 (8th Cir. 2009) (Directors and officers liability coverage) , 2009
  • In the Matter of the Risk Level Determination of G.G., 771 N.W.2d 64 (Minn. App. 2009) (juvenile did not "enter" Minnesota within meaning of Minn. Stat. 243.166 when he was transported to local jail for hearing, and therefore did not have to register as predatory offender in Minnesota), 2009
  • Urban v. American Legion Post 184, 723 N.W.2d 1 (Minn. 2006) (Vicarious liability under Dram Shop Act), 2006
  • McDougal v. Pathology Associates, Ramsey County District Court (2003) (summary judgment on punitive damages award), 2003
  • Assisted in negotiating multi-million dollar settlement between life insurer and beneficiary, 2010
  • Assisted in negotiating multi-million dollar settlement involving personal injury at office party, 2009
  • Owners Ins. Co. v. European Auto Works, Inc., 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 23095 (8th Cir. 2012) (TCPA coverage) r'hrg denied, r'hrg en banc denied 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 23095 (8th Cir., Nov. 8, 2012), 2011
  • St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co. v. Brother Int’l Corp., 319 Fed. Appx. 121 (3rd Cir. 2009) (TCPA coverage), 2009
  • State of Minnesota v. Jeremy Scott Nelson, 806 N.W.2d 558 (Minn. App. 2011) (reversing conviction for criminal-vehicular homicide on grounds that district court erred by failing to instruct jury regarding causation, and by excluding evidence that victim was intoxicated) review denied (Minn., Feb. 14, 2012), 2011
  • Melrose Hotel Company v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company, 432 F. Supp.2d 488 (E.D. PA. 2006), aff’d 503 F.3d 339 (3rd Cir. 2007) (TCPA coverage), 2007
  • Obtained $4.7 million summary judgment in favor of insured in professional-liability-insurance-coverage dispute., 2014
Representative Clients:
  • Joseph and Carolyn Friedberg (insurance-coverage dispute), 2011
  • Autopia, Inc. (insurance-coverage dispute), 2011
  • George "Dark Star" Chapple (insurance-coverage dispute), 2011
Industry Groups:
  • Individuals
  • insurers.
  • Small-to-medium-sized businesses

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Ms. Jansen is a stellar lawyer whose reputation extends well beyond the local legal community.”

Office location for Jenneane Jansen

4746 Elliot Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Phone: 612-503-8936


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