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Janet concentrates her practice in health care law. She represents long term care facilities and health care providers in negligence and malpractice litigation and in regulatory, fraud and abuse, licensure and certification, corporation and entity formation, and transactions. Janet’s civil litigation practice includes defending long-term care facilities, physicians, and assisted living facilities in malpractice and negligence actions.

Janet also represents health care providers, including health facility administrators and physicians before their respective State licensing boards, and long-term care facilities before State and federal licensing and certification agencies.

Janet served as both an Indiana Deputy Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division and in-house counsel to the Indiana State Department of Health.
Janet has been recognized as an Indiana Super Lawyer in the practice area of Personal Injury-Medical Malpractice: Defense for 2019.

Areas of Service
Health Care Law
Medical Malpractice
Negligence Defense
Fraud and Abuse
Administrative Law
Civil Litigation

Education
Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D.
Indiana University, B.A.

Admissions
Indiana Supreme Court
United Stated Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana

Associations
Indianapolis, Indiana, and American Bar Associations
Order of the Barristers
National Order of the Barristers
American Health Lawyers Association
Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
Defense Research Institute
Litigation Counsel of America, a Trial Lawyer Honorary Society

Honoring Resident Choice in a Challenging Regulatory Environment. Panelist, LeadingAge/INALA/HOPE Fall Seminar, October 2019

Resident Capacity, Consent, and Alternative Decision Makers. 2019 Indiana Health Care Association Annual Convention

Informal Dispute Resolution, Oh My, Indiana Health Care Association Spring Conference April 2018

Standard of Care in Long Term Care Litigation, DRI Nursing Home/ALF Seminar 2013

Winning at Arbitration, DRI Nursing Home/ALF Seminar 2011

Managing Expectations to Outcomes, Indiana Association of Homes and Services for the Aging and Hoosiers Owners and Providers 2010 Annual Conference, 2010

It’s Not Beginner’s Luck, How to Stay Litigation Free, Indiana Health Care Association Spring Convention, April 2008

State and National Activity in Nursing Home Litigation, Indiana Health Care Association Seminar on Immediate Jeopardy Surveys of Comprehensive Care Nursing Facilities, July 2007

Defensive Documentation, Indiana Association of Homes and Services for the Aging Spring Conference, 2002

Discovery in; The Defendant, Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Nursing Home Liability, 2001

IDR, If You Do and If You Don’t, Indiana Health Care Association Annual Meeting, 1999 & 2001

Discovery in Nursing Home Litigation, presented at Continuing Legal Education Seminars, 1997, 1999, & 2000