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Maria C. Janoski

Personal injury Attorney at West Chester, PA

4.9   27 reviews

About Maria

Learn Maria’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    50%
    Auto accidents, slip-and-falls, defective products, medical malpractice, brain injuries, motorcycle accidents, spinal cord injuries, trucking accidents.

  2. General practice
    25%
    Civil remedies for crime victims, employment discrimination, consumer protection, breach of contract.

  3. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    25%
    Nursing home neglect, nursing home abuse, nursing home negligence, nursing home sexual assaults.

Maria was born and raised outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania. The descendant of coal miners and railroad workers, she has devoted her career to advocating on behalf of the "little guy." Maria has experience in a number of areas of law, including product liability, workplace chemical exposures, civil rights (Section 1983), personal injury, and medical malpractice. She has worked on cases involving dangerous drugs and medical devices, auto accidents, slip-and-falls (premises liability), insurance bad faith, construction accidents, FELA railroad injuries, professional liability, contract disputes, and pharmacy misfills. Maria has also worked on complex litigation, including environmental tort cases and pharmaceutical and medical device products liability cases. She has worked on both mass torts and class actions. Maria is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is an accredited veterans' benefits attorney.

Licensed for 11 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 09/26/2018
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 10/01/2022

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Janoski Law
142 West Market Street
Second Floor
West Chester, PA, 19382

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Greg | November 13, 2022
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Exceptional Personal Injury Attorney!
If you ever require personal injury representation, I cannot give a higher recommendation than Maria Janoski! Maria represented me with 2 auto accidents, and I am very satisfied with the compensation results. Maria is friendly, extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and will aggressively fight for her clients. Maria also represented my spouse who was involved in a previous personal injury case and when I needed an attorney, I did not think of anyone else who could represent me. I highly recommend Maria Janosk! She is an exceptional personal injury attorney!
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Posted by Kevin | November 11, 2022
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Highly Recommend
We had a very positive experience working with Maria Janoski. From our initial consultation until resolution she provided regular updates and answered all of our questions promptly and with great detail. She developed a sound legal strategy which ended in a resolution with which we were very satisfied. Maria was friendly, supportive and very effective and we would recommend her highly.
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Posted by Nick | September 20, 2022
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Highly Recommend Maria!
Maria was wonderful to work with. She was very responsive to my emails and assisted me throughout the process. She was very clear and concise and explained everything to me thoroughly. She is very detail oriented and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone I know. Thanks Maria!
Posted by Jim | July 22, 2022
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Highly Recommend Maria Janoski
I consulted and hired Maria on an employment/labor issue I needed reviewed. She was not only unbelievably thorough but meticulous in her legal assessment. Her engagement and communications were clear, succinct and provided exactly what I was looking for in a tight timeline.
Posted by James | May 27, 2022
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Personal Injury Case
After being struck by a vehicle that resulted in multiple injuries, I asked Maria to review what happened to me. Maria listened to me intently and I knew right away that my case was in capable hands. Maria went to work and built an indisputable case that resulted in a fair and just settlement. I'm not sure of her success rate, but judging by her painstaking and meticulous approach, it's probably pretty close to perfect. Thanks to Maria my days are starting to look much brighter. I hope you never need a personal injury attorney, but if you do, call Maria - she is the best PI lawyer around! Thanks for everything, Maria!
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Posted by Elizabeth | April 8, 2022
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Exactly what you want in a personal injury lawyer
I contacted Maria in 2018 after a careless driver broadsided me and I suffered an injury. Maria took on my case, even though there were aspects of the case that were going to make it very difficult. Maria is knowledgeable, aggressive, and thorough. She will work to get you everything you deserve, keep you apprised of all developments, and totally prepare you on what to expect every step of the way, including helping you understand what to anticipate when you are asked for a deposition or to testify in court. Maria was able to recover damages for me despite the difficult nature of the case. Aside from being a consummate professional, Maria is very caring and compassionate. What's happened to you matters to her and she is determined to get you justice. What else could you want when the worst happens to you?
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Posted by Darlene | March 3, 2022
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Excellent
After having a horrible experience with my former attorney Maria was informative, called me back everytime I had a question and treated me like a person not a dollar sign. I hope I never need a lawyer again but if I do she would be my first choice. Thank you for showing me lawyers can be personable. Made my experience not stressful.
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Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2022
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Highly Recommend
My case was for an auto accident injury involving a hit and run driver. I did not know what to expect as it was my first time needing to use legal services but Maria was very helpful with providing guidance, clearly explaining the legal terms and what to expect throughout the whole process. Maria was very professional, always available to answer questions and provide objective legal advice. There were some complexities to the case but Maria worked diligently on the case, went above and beyond and did not stop until I got a fair result. I would definitely recommend Maria!
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Posted by Ryan | December 21, 2021
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Thanks Maria!
This was our first time needing a lawyer to help with an accident claim. We chose Maria based on a recommendation from another lawyer who is a friend and doesn't handle insuracne claims. Working with Maria was great as she explained the process well, handled all the details for us, and acted in our best interest to achieve what I believe to be the best and fair outcome. Thanks Maria!
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Posted by Lisa | October 4, 2021
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Maria Janoski is one of the best lawyers with whom I have ever dealt.
I had the distinct pleasure of retaining Maria C. Janoski as local counsel in a contentious civil litigation matter. Not only did Ms. Janoski exhibit a high-level knowledge of the subject matter, it was also clear to me that she was very familiar with the operations of the local courts, as well as the judges and staff. Even more so, Ms. Janoski knew and used the "chess game" strategies of adversarial litigation to effect a fantastic win for our mutual client. Thank you, Ms. Janoski!
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Posted by Margaret | September 25, 2021
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Excellent legal service from Maria Janoski
Maria did an excellent job in preparing my personal injury case against a home health company who had been very negligent in caring for my husband, causing him to fall and break his femur. He had to have surgery and spent 2 months in a rehab Facility. He came home in a wheelchair and was seriously debilitated. Maria kept me posted as she worked through every detail of this lawsuit. She responded promptly to any calls or emails from me. She negotiated a fair and equitable settlement to this case
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Posted by Victoria | July 8, 2021
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Excellent Personal Injury Attorney
I hope you never need a personal injury attorney. Yet, sometimes accidents happen. I found myself in just that situation. Maria Janoski was recommended to me by another attorney, which is always a good sign. I went with Maria and it was the best decision. She truly listens. She considers all facets of a case. To say that Maria really knows the law is an understatement. She was up-to-date and had knowledge of recent case law that applied to my case. Maria walked me through the steps of litigation, patiently explaining anything I didn't quite understand. She was accessible, answering texts or calls promptly. The one thing that I will say about Maria, which isn't often said about attorneys in general, is that she is compassionate. She truly cares about her clients. She is honest and respectful in all her dealings. Finally, with the 2020 pandemic, the legal system was pretty much put on hold for civil cases, yet Maria was able to keep my case moving forward. We settled the case with no need to go to court, which is always a win-win situation, in my opinion. So, if you ever need a PI attorney, consider Maria Janoski, Esq. You won't be disappointed.
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Posted by Cathy | April 13, 2021
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Employment/labor
I consulted Maria on an employment/labor issue. I found her to be professional and supporting. She took my case and got me a favorable settlement in a acceptable period of time. I would definitely recommend and trust her to handle any matters requiring a skilled lawyer.
Posted by JILL | February 20, 2021
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Excellent Lawyer
We are very thankful that Maria took on our case. She is very diligent, honest and professional. She walked us through the entire process and responded to my every email and text. We are very grateful and impressed with her expert handling of our case and we will recommend her to our family and friends.
Posted by Steve | February 18, 2021
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Great result
I believe we got the best result after taking in all the facts. Maria did a very good job. She is very thorough and personable.
Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2020
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Slip and Fall Case
I had a slip and fall head and eye injury in a restaurant back in early 2017. Upon my release from the hospital, I contacted the restaurant about paying for my medical bills and they were not willing to pay them since no one else reported a slippery floor that day even though a colleague of mine was willing to corroborate my claim. She had also slipped on the floor in the same place but didn't fall down due to the fact that she was wearing nurses shoes. Since I didn't feel it was fair for the restaurant to dismiss me so readily, especially after all I had gone through with a concussion, severe headaches, and deep lacerations above my eye causing a number of eye issues, I decided to hire an attorney. I had never hired a lawyer before and wasn't sure how to go about finding the right one. Maria came highly recommended from another attorney I know who does not deal with slip and fall cases. Maria was extremely thorough and persistent with my case, even when the restaurant filed for bankruptcy about a year after my fall. She continued to work diligently on my case and always kept me apprised on the status. After over 3 years of working on my case, she called me to let me know that the restaurant was ready to settle. I am very appreciative of Maria's diligence and tenacity to see my case through - she did not ever even think about giving up and I am very thankful.
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Posted by Denis | June 17, 2020
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VA Compensation Claim
Got in touch with Maria in regards to a VA Compensation claim where the VA passed a review of reducing my current claim percentage. Maria saw me immediately and got on track with filing paperwork, collecting hospital records, etc. Through her hardworking and perseverance, the VA came back and kept my claim at its current percentage. This would not have happened without Maria's excellent legal assistance. Cannot thank her enough.
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Posted by Wade | March 18, 2020
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My Attorney is first on Race Day
A under insured driver is what rear ended me but things went screwy right after that being the car that hit me was owned by the parent of the driver and the driver since was jailed for another reason. My attorney had to tighten her bootstraps right from the beginning for this was going to require a good bit of head scratching for this driver was also from another state. My attorney was up for the battle and kept me in the loop the entire time. I hope that I will never need a lawyer's service again but if I do...Miss Maria will surely get my call.
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2020
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Behind that smile....
I am so thankful that Maria took on my husband's case. She was honest, persistent, thorough, smart, and sympathetic. She looked at our case from every perspective and was like a dog with a bone...she never stopped unturning the stones until there were no more to turn! Thank you, Maria. You are the best and I gladly recommend you to anyone who needs an exceptional personal injury lawyer!
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Posted by Doris Letourneau | May 7, 2019
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Great attorney!
Had a great experience with Maria with my accident claim. She walked me through the entire process and kept me informed every step of the way. I appreciated Maria’s professionalism and compassion throughout is difficult ordeal. I would not hesitate to recommend Maria to anyone needing legal assistance. Her knowledge of the laws where second to none. I was extremely satisfied from the beginning to the conclusion of my case. Thank you Maria for a job well done!!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Goldberg, Goldberg & Janoski
  • 2015 - 2020
  • Associate Attorney
  • Hornstine, Pelloni & Hornstine
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • Williams Cuker Berezofsky
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Williams Cuker Berezofsky
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Legal Assistant
  • Beemer & Beemer
  • 2006 - 2008
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Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2011
  • Marywood University
  • M.S.
  • 2008
  • Cornell University
  • A.B.
  • 2005

Associations

  • Pennsylvania Association For Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Civil Litigation Section Co-Chair
  • N/A
  • Temple American Inn of Court
  • CLE Co-Chair
  • N/A

Awards

  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2018

Publications

  • Chester County Bar Association New Matter
  • "Swing Vote: Justice Anthony Kennedy"
  • 2018
  • Federal Bar Association Younger Lawyers Division Newsletter
  • "A Young Lawyer's Guide to Multidistrict Litigation"
  • 2013
  • ABA Environment, Energy, and Resources Section Newsletter
  • "MDL 2179: A Court's Containment of the Deepwater Horizon Litigation Gusher"
  • 2013
  • At Issue (PA Bar)
  • "Getting the Most Out of What You Don't Know"
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting
  • Legal Coercion as Motivation for Drug Court Participation
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
General practice Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Maria is an excellent attorney who has dedicated her career to representing plaintiffs. She is passionate and committed to obtaining the best result for her clients."
General practice Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Maria is an exceptionally talented attorney and is, without a doubt, the embodiment of professionalism."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Maria Janoski is an excellent attorney in all matter surrounding personal injury and nursing home abuse/neglect cases. She cares for the client and their situation. It is this thoughtfulness that lets Maria maximize each case to achieve the best result possible. I highly recommend Maria to anyone looking for a personal injury attorney or nursing home neglect/abuse lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I refer clients I cannot help to Maria, because I trust her with my reputation."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Maria before I opened my solo practice and I highly recommend her services. Maria is an excellent litigator and provides high-quality services to her clients."
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West Chester Personal injury Lawyer Maria C. Janoski
Maria C. Janoski
Personal injury Attorney
West Chester, PA
Licensed for 11 years