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Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Juvenile Law


JANELLE M. MATUSZAK has practiced law with the firm since 2005. Janelle concentrates her practice in representing employers in the workers' compensation area, regularly appearing before the Industrial Commission of Ohio. Janelle also practices Juvenile Law and General Civil Litigation. Janelle has experience in many areas of the law including Collection, Personal Injury, Family Law, Employment, Contract, Business, Criminal, Landlord and Tenant and Estate and Probate Law. Janelle has represented individuals and businesses in trial and appellate courts throughout Ohio.

Janelle also practices before the Lucas County Common Pleas Court, Juvenile Division, representing parents and serving as a Guardian ad litem in dependency, neglect and abuse cases. Janelle presently is the Secretary of the Grievance Committee of the Toledo Bar Association and will begin a two-year term as the Chairperson on July 1, 2023. Janelle is a frequent lecturer to employer groups, bar associations, and employers throughout Ohio, and also provides in-plant trainings.

Janelle earned her Bachelor of Education Degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Toledo in 1999 with a major in Public Affairs and Paralegal Administration. She earned her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Toledo in 2002.

Janelle is married with three children and two step-children. Janelle enjoys physical fitness, spending time with her family, and traveling.


  • University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio
    • Juris Doctor - 2002
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Toledo
    • Bachelor of Education - 1999
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Public Affairs
    • Major: Paralegal Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2003

Professional Associations

  • Toledo Bar Association (grievance investigator)
  • Toledo Women’s Bar Association
  • Northwestern Ohio Self-Insurers Association

Representative Cases

  • State ex rel. Kroger v. Johnson, 128 Ohio St.3d 243, 2011-Ohio-530
  • State ex rel. Heller v. Indus. Comm., 10th Dist. No. 11AP-1058
  • State ex rel. Dana Driveshaft Mfg., L.L.C. v. Ford, 10th Dist. No. 12AP-941, 2013-Ohio-4053


  • Ohio Rising Star 2014 and 2015, Ohio Super Lawyers