Attorney Janella L. Barbrow concentrates her practice in the defense of tort, civil rights,commercial claims, and in the prosecution and handling of appellate matters. She has handled issues including negligence, municipal liability, Structural Work Act, premises liability, Civil Rights Act, Human Rights Act, product liability, Dram Shop Act, aviation, breach of contract, employment matters, gas explosion, patent infringement, and warehouseman's liability actions.
Ms. Barbrow has participated in all aspects of pretrial work, discovery, and trial preparation. Handled cases in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and other federal courts throughout the country. She has also handled cases in the Circuit Courts of Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Henry, Kane, Kankakee, Lake, LaSalle, McHenry, Ogle, Peoria, Warren, Whiteside, and Will Counties, and before the Illinois Human Rights Commission.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1981||03/13/2021|
|Partner||Schmidt & Barbrow, PC||2000 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||1981 - Present|
|DuPage County Bar Association||Member||1981 - Present|
|Appellate Law andPractice Commitee||Chairman||1995 - 1996|
|Appellate Lawyers Association||Board of Directors||1992 - 1995|
|Second District Community Education Project Committee||Chairman||1991 - 1992|
|University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|
|College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
|Civil Division of the DuPage County States Attorneys Office||The 1996 Supreme Court of Illinois Rule Changes: Gamesmanship Abolished or Enhanced?||1995|
|DuPage County States Attorneys Office||Answer or Attack: The Plaintiffs Complaint and a Defendants Response Options||1993|
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