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Jeffrey David Janoff

Personal injury Attorney at San Jose, CA

4.6   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1982
    Active No misconduct found

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For over thirty-five years, Mr. Janoff has been representing only injured persons. He has worked tirelessly for clients injured in motor vehicle accidents, by defective products, dog bites and unsafe premises. He has also helped clients who have been the victim of bad faith insurance practices, medical malpractice as well as harassment in the workplace. Often injury can result from unseen dangers such as airborne toxins like mold. Mr. Janoff is one of the few personal injury attorneys willing to take on these tough cases for clients who have become ill due to mold infestation. Mr. Janoff is well known and respected in the legal community for his relentless pursuit of justice and fair compensation for his clients.

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Janoff Law, A Professional Law Corporation
1570 The Alameda
Suite 221
San Jose, CA, 95126
Janoff Law Group
111 West Saint John Street
Suite 1040
San Jose, CA, 95113
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Posted by Gerald | February 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Medical Malpractice Lawyer
I had a great experience with Jeff Janoff and his legal secretary, Angie. My medical malpractice case against a large health care provider ended with a very fair settlement that was justified. Without Jeff's experience, diligence, and attention to detail, I would not have gotten the settlement I deserved. When I first called Jeff's office he immediately took my call, listened attentively, showed immediate empathy and compassion. When I tried to contact other "bigger" medical malpractice firms, it took multiple emails & phone calls before I even talked to a lawyer. And even when I finally talked to a lawyer from those "bigger" firms, they didn't take my case seriously. Whereas Jeff showed immediate confidence in my case, and it paid off 11 months later. Do not hesitate to contact Jeff Janoff if you need a medical malpractice lawyer.
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Posted by James | October 22, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you, Mr. Janoff
Eleven months ago, my wife, as a pedestrian, was hit by an SUV in a parking lot. Watching her suffering from the injury and trauma was hard enough, but working with the SUV's insurance company was more impossible from the very beginning. We found Mr. Janoff through internet. Within 10 months, our case was closed. We admire Mr. Janoff's professionalism, integrity and his likable personality. Mr. Janoff we are very grateful for your help.
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Posted by Bill | August 30, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Honest, strait forward, and good at what he does. Took the case when others would not. With my mothers age most would not take the case I figure because there was'nt enough money in it for them. Mr. Janoff took the case without hesitation. Thank you Mr. janoff
Posted by Thanh | August 27, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
I give Mr. Janoff a Five Stars for his legal services. He is the most honest and sincere attorney that I have ever met. He is very thorough with all the legal documents. Highly recommend Mr Jenoff .
Posted by Rob | January 2, 2015
Excellent counsel
I retained Jeff as a result of a collision with a motorist on my bicycle. Jeff was quick to respond and met with me immediately to interview me concerning the details of my accident. His calm demeanor and detailed approach were very reassuring to me as I had never been involved in this type of litigation previously. I was copied on all correspondence which he made on my behalf with the other party's insurance company. When my emotions got the better of me, Jeff was great about educating me on the legal processes involved. He was able to settle my case efficiently and professionally without the need for a lengthy court appearance and achieve a fair settlement for me based on the losses I sustained as the result of my accident.
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2014
Your Happy Hour Starts Now, Hire Jeff Janoff.
Auto accident caused shoulder injury and broken nose, I tried to play nice with insurance company who was taking advantage of my naiveness. I am self employed, loss of time for medical appointments and the injury itself put my company at risk. I was reluctant to seek an attorney because I was intimidated by attorney fees, after a year and a half of trying on my own I decided to take this to another level and called Janoff Law. I shouldn't have waited, Jeff is a really genuine guy who listed and gathered information to build my case. I was able to take the time off I needed to heal 100%, receive compensation for loss of work which the insurance was fighting against and met a great attorney. I have and will continue to refer to Janoff Law.
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Posted by Helene | May 6, 2014
Case Closed
Jeff was very easy and pleasant to work with. He avoided using "lawyerspeak" at all times.The case he handled for me was complicated by the fact that the accident occurred in Southern California, and the insurance company was foreign. At every turn Jeff had to educate the insurance company's attorney on California , and at times, Federal law. He persisted and was able to settle the case, to my satisfaction, with timing that exceeded my expectations.
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Posted by Ken | May 6, 2014
The best personal injury lawyer I have ever met.
Jeff Janoff is a very hard working and intelligent lawyer. I have given his name to many persons over the years, several of which have told me that they were very happy with the result. I would not hesitate to recommend him to others to handle personal injury matters because I believe that he is far more diligent and competent than the average lawyer and they are in good hands.
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2009
Recommendation of Mr. Jeffrey Janoff, litigator.
I have known Mr. Janoff for 15 years and he has handled matters for my family and several friends. I have the up most respect for his ethics, knowledge, litigation skills and follow-through. In my business, I routinely deal with attorneys and Mr. Janoff is insigtful, practical and an excellent communicator. When choosing litigation counsel, one must be carefully weigh whether the attorney has the ability, if need be, to take the case all the way through trial. Mr. Janoff has my complete confidence to do so and has excellent varied trial experience. The ability to negotiate an early and favorable settlement is equally important and again I can attest that Mr. Janoff is practical and holds the needs of his client(s) above all other considerations.
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2014
Mr. Janoff seems to be one of the most incompetent lawyers we have met. I was injured in an auto accident and although we had multiple firms willing to take the case, Mr. Janoff was recommended by a friend so we went with him. Had to fire him 3 months into the case as he was not timely or efficient. He did not seem to care about our case or have any priority for it. It was impossible to get a full response from him on most items as he "had to review" case law. Does not seem knowledgeable or skilled to be practicing law by himself, he always had to refer to other experts/lawyers for advice. Would not recommend him. We since then have hired a new firm and we are confident that they have our case under control. Should be settled out of court very soon.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Janoff Law Group
  • 1984 - Present
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Santa Clara County Superior Court
  • 1984 - Present


  • 2010
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • State University of New York, Binghamton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Doe v. Doe
  • settled


  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Former President
  • 2008 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2008 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Santa Clara Consumer Affairs Commission
  • Chairman
  • 1983 - 1984
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • SUPER LAWYERS of Northern California 2010
  • SUPER LAWYERS of Northern California 2010
  • 2010
  • President's award
  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1995
  • Comendation
  • State Bar of California, Board of Governors
  • 1983
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  • Los Gatos Magazine
  • photographs of Los Gatos
  • 2009
  • Los Gatos Magazine
  • cover photo
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Personal injury basics
  • personal injury basics
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • Seminar on defense medical exams
  • defense medical exams
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse Jeffrey
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is a fine man and a super lawyer. He is meticulous and fights brilliantly for his clients. I refer my clients to Jeff for personal injury and medical malpractice."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is a fantastic personal injury lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jeffrey. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeffrey Janoff is an outstanding lawyer with a proven track record of success for his clients. Jeff' possesses the highest level of skill and competence in his field of practice, and he has the highest ethical standards. Jeff is extremely trustworthy, honest and a tireless advocate for his client's interests. He is at the top of his game."
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San Jose Personal injury Lawyer Jeffrey David Janoff
Jeffrey David Janoff
Personal injury Attorney
San Jose, CA
Licensed for 41 years
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