Janelle M. Carney

Janelle M. Carney

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Spokane, WA

GLP Attorneys, P.S., Inc.
 | 601 West Main Avenue, Suite 305
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: 509-455-3636
Fax: 509-321-7459
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Elder Law (20%),
  • Insurance Coverage (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Janelle M. Carney is the Managing Shareholder for the Spokane and Tri-Cities offices of GLP Attorneys. Janelle has a background in insurance, and it was this experience that led her to believe that representing plaintiffs was her true passion. She understood the importance of advocating for those that were unable to advocate for themselves. Janelle focuses her law practice on workplace construction personal injury law, aviation accidents, and insurance bad faith law from the Spokane & Tri Cities offices. Janelle is a current chair of the Insurance Law for Washington State Association for Justice.

    She prides herself on her compassion for her clients and working on every case to the best of her ability, whether large or small. Personal injury law for workplace accident and construction accident victims is a specialty she uses to help each one of her clients individually and with compassion.

    Janelle is passionate about insurance bad faith law and doing everything she can to make sure they do the right thing. She was the Spokane moderator of the 2014 Insurance Law Seminar on the Insurance Fair Conduct Act. She’s also presented at a number of seminars, including a Seminar in 2015 about Insurance Law and Personal Injury Protection, and two seminars in 2017, one on Traumatic Brain Injuries and one on negotiating insurance claims.

    She has been awarded the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 Rising Star Super Lawyers Award, which is awarded to the top 2.5% of attorneys in the state. She has also been awarded the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers Award. In 2017, Janelle was granted membership into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, of which fewer than 1% of U.S. Lawyers are members. Janelle was awarded as one of Spokane/Coeur D’Alene’s Top Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

    About Janelle Carney

    Admitted: 2008, Washington

    Professional Webpage: http://www.glpattorneys.com/attorneys/janelle-m-carney/


    • Certificate of Excellence in Negotiations
    • Pedrick Scholar
    • National Dean's List Recipient

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, Admitted to Practice, 2013
    • Washington State Bar Association, Admitted to Practice, 2008
    • Arizona State Bar Association, Admitted to Practice, 2008
    • Benton Franklin Counties Bar Association, 2012
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, Admitted to Practice, 2014
    • Spokane County Bar Association, Member, 2012

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Janelle graduated from law school with Pro Bono Distinction, meaning she spent over 50 hours dedicated to pro bono work.  She was a Pro Bono Lawyer for a Domestic Violence Shelter in Phoenix from 2008-2010.  She was and Attorney Volunteer for ASU Mock Trial Group, 2009. Janelle is currently is active in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Spokane County. 


    • $1,800,000 settlement for the parents of a young child who tragically died in a motor vehicle accident. 
    • $1,100,000 settlement for an elderly woman who was assaulted while living in an assisted living facility.
    • $1,000,000 for the victim of a head on collision resulting in permanent hip and leg injuries.
    • $575,000 result for a man involved in a t bone collision, as a result of a disputed liablity red light run.  He ultimately underwent surgery, which was argued by the defense as being the result of pre-existing conditions and not the motor vehicle collision.  This case settled three weeks before trial with Janelle as the lead attorney. 
    • $575,000 for the victim of a rear end collision.  She had recently undergone a knee surgery before the accident and had been released from treatment only three weeks before the car crash.  After the accident, she had to undergo a revision of her knee surgery, which Janelle proved was the direct result of the car accident. 
    • $400,000 settlement for a man involved in motorcycle accident, who fractured his arm and tore his rotator cuff.
    • $250,000 result for woman involved in two separate slip-and-fall incidents in an apartment complex.  She had fallen on ice separately injuring both wrists.  This case settled 6 weeks before trial with Janelle as the lead attorney. 
    • $162,500 result for woman who sustained two separate dog bite injuries while working as a pet groomer.  This case settled two weeks before trial with Janelle as the lead attorney. 

    Educational Background:

    • Arizona State University, J.D., Tempe, AZ, 2007
    • University of Washington, B.A., Seattle, WA, 2005
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    Office Location for Janelle M. Carney

    601 West Main Avenue
    Suite 305
    Spokane, WA 99201

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    Last Updated: 1/12/2021

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