Janelle H. Cooper – Partner

(574) 243-4100


Janelle primarily practices in defending medical malpractice claims, corporate and business transactions, and general litigation work.  She is a former deputy prosecutor and judicial law clerk.  Janelle has tried over 80 cases, including more than 20 jury trials.  Janelle previously handled oil, gas, and coal title examinations, opinions, and acquisitions.  In her free time, Janelle enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, daughter, and dog.

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance Defense
  • Corporate & Business
  • Litigation

Professional Affiliations

  • St. Joseph County Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association

Civic Involvement 

  • Diversity Committee for the Indiana State Bar Association
  • St. Joseph County Bar Association
  • St. Joseph County Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division
  • St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network
  • 2021 Organizing Committee of the St. Joseph County Bar Association Local Practice Seminar
  • Docent at The South Bend History Museum


  • State of Indiana
  • State of Pennsylvania


  • B.A. Allegheny College, 2006
  • J.D. Ohio Northern School of Law, 2009

Personal Snapshot

  • Married
  • Mom
  • Reader
  • Traveler

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