Janelle M. Carney


Janelle Carney works out of our Spokane and Tri-Cities offices.

Chase Financial Building
601 W. Main Avenue, Suite 305
Spokane, WA 99201

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Janelle M. Carney is the Managing Shareholder for the Spokane and Tri-Cities offices of GLP Attorneys. Janelle has a background in insurance, and it was this experience that led her to believe that representing plaintiffs was her true passion. She understood the importance of advocating for those that were unable to advocate for themselves. She prides herself on her compassion for her clients and working on every case to the best of her ability, whether large or small in value. 

Janelle focuses her law practice on all aspects of personal injury law, including wrongful death claims, premises liability, and insurance bad faith law all over Eastern Washington. Janelle is a former chair of the Insurance Law group for Washington State Association for Justice.  Janelle is passionate about insurance bad faith law and doing everything she can to make sure insurance companies do the right thing. She consistently presents on the topic of insurance law throughout the State of Washington.  She has moderated the Insurance Law Seminar on the Insurance Fair Conduct Act and presented on bad faith in both underinsured motorist claims and personal injury protection claims. 

Janelle has been consistently awarded as one of Spokane/Coeur D’Alene’s Top Lawyers from 2014 to present.  She has been awarded the Rising Star Super Lawyers Award for the past 8 years, which is awarded to the top 2.5% of attorneys in the State of Washington. She has also been consistently awarded the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers Award, an award for a select few in the United States. Janelle has also been granted membership into the Million Dollar Advocates Form as well as the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, of which fewer than 1% of U.S. Lawyers are members.  In 2020, she was admitted into the Top 100 Registry for Lawyers nationally, which recognizes people of distinction in law.   


“Following a devastating slip and fall injury I was told by every lawyer I talked to that it was an impossible case to win especially in our neck of the woods, but Janelle and her team took a look at all the facts and gave us hope that this case could in fact be won. Janelle was encouraging, supportive and incredibly professional during the entire process. She kept us informed and up to date the entire way so we never felt out of the loop. We cannot say enough about how hard Janelle and her team worked for us. She made the impossible, possible and we settled out of court and got our lives back on track. Thank You so much for all you do, we are truly blessed to have had you on our side.”


“Following an auto accident, I contacted Attorney Janelle Carney for legal advice and action. She graciously explained the law, what I could expect, the process and the amount of time this issue may take. She updated me periodically as she collected the necessary information to make my case. Then she brought the case to a closed with dispatch and to my satisfaction. I have no hesitation in recommending her to friends or family who need such legal services.”


“I was in a car accident and went to Janelle for help in dealing with my personal injury claim. Little did I know how complicated my case would become when we learned the driver who hit me was underinsured and I needed to pursue my own insurance company coverage to meet my needs. Janelle was an absolute professional. She always responded to my calls or e-mails in a very timely manner. She thoroughly researched my case and anticipated the potential roadblocks to reaching a favorable outcome for me. She also did a great job of educating me on the insurance industry and how they operate. Janelle is calm under pressure because she does her homework and comes well prepared. I can’t say enough good [things] about Janelle and her staff. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of an excellent attorney to represent them regarding a personal injury claim or insurance bad faith issue.”


“Janelle treated my family with respect and dignity. She was helpful in explaining options and ensured we understood the risks associated with our case. She responded to questions and concerns in a timely manner. She showed compassion and loyalty in all aspects. She was approachable and made it seem as if we had known her for some time vice just meeting her. Overall, I would recommend Janelle very highly should you need a lawyer.”


“At our first meeting Janelle listened to my concerns and assured me she would always respond to my calls and keep be informed. She more than kept her word. Her advice and attention to details made our 3 year experience a positive one. I would ,without a doubt, recommend her and her staff to my loved ones and friends. Janelle has impacted my life in a powerful [way] by turning my accident from a negative to a positive. She may be young but she is fearless. I would call on her in a heartbeat.”


“I was in a car accident a couple of years ago and one of my doctors referred me to Janelle, and boy am I grateful he did. She was amazing through the entire process. She always kept me informed of what was going on, she gave me excellent advice and went above and beyond what I would have expected an attorney to do for me. She never pressured me into doing something I wasn’t comfortable with, and was always very open and honest with me about everything, which I appreciated very, very much. She is a very talented, intelligent attorney and I was so blessed to have met her and had her on my side. There is a reason she was named one of Spokane’s rising stars, she is, and my case proves it! I would tell anyone that if you have the opportunity to work with Janelle do it!”


“I referred a family member to GLP Attorneys after he suffered an injury following a car accident. My loved one felt supported, guided, and confident throughout the process that GLP legal team had their best interests as the first priority. Now the case is settled and my loved one is grateful for GLP’s help. I would not hesitate to work with this team again.”


“I want to thank GLP and especially Janelle and Dwight and their assistants. I had broken my leg while on a work assignment out of my home state. Janelle and Dwight were in constant contact with me about my case. I never felt left out of the loop or forgotten. These can take a long time. I would highly recommend this firm to handle my personal injury case. THANK YOU JANELLE and DWIGHT and GLP ATTORNEYS!”


“Janelle and her team are very professional and get results! Yes we recommend them.” 


“My husband was in two car accidents (almost a year from one another) in which he suffered injuries. The GLP [Attorneys] legal team – Jennifer Bechtold, Janelle Carney, Kaitlin Roach – kept his best interest during the whole process. I cannot thank their assistants – Ashley Hynek and Jaime Stackpole – and their dedication to ensure we kept informed of all updates. Both cases were settled and my husband is beyond grateful for GLP [Attorney’s] expertise, patience, and compassion. I would recommend GLP Attorneys to anyone that is in need of legal help and would not hesitate to work with them again. I am very grateful for everything GLP [Attorneys] and their staff has done for our family. Words cannot begin to express my gratitude. Thank you!”


“The injuries I sustained made for a very difficult first 8 months in recovery. Janelle, Gina and Kaela were very responsive and compassionate about my situation. They helped me along the process and were able to negotiate a very reasonable settlement. Janelle took extra effort to show empathy for my situation and my personal and financial burdens. Janelle and GLP [Attorneys] were recommended to me by my brother and they took care of him and they took care of me. I would highly recommend them without any hesitation.”


“I had the pleasure of working with Janelle a few years ago. She exceeded my expectations 100%. Her whole staff was pleasant and friendly each and every time. Janelle gives ‘lawyers’ a great name. I have recommended her over the years several times to friends and will always continue to do so.” 


“I feel very fortunate to have had Janelle and her team work for my benefit. Count yourself lucky if they are working for you.”


“I was rear ended a few years ago and experienced a lot of pain. A friend recommended her attorney who did nothing about my case for over a year. My chiropractor recommended Janelle Carney’s firm and I’m so glad they did. They answered all my questions made great suggestions and took me under their wings. Her support staff were all friendly and helpful. She helped me receive more than I dreamed possible. I would definitely recommend her firm to anyone needing a professional caring firm. They give lawyers a GREAT name. Just sorry I had to have an accident to meet these wonderful people.”


“Janelle Carney and her team helped me with an injury claim. They were always in contact with me and responded immediately if I reached out to them. They recovered twice what I initially thought. [They were] outstanding and continue to follow up on how I am.”


“The team at GLP Attorneys was so helpful I don’t know what we would have done without them. They were professional, thorough, and caring. While helping us we didn’t feel like just a number to them. We especially want to thank Janelle Carney and Gina for helping us through a very difficult time.”


“When I was in a serious accident, we were given several references by family members. One was for GLP and Janelle Carney. We had a phone conference with Janelle and she impressed us when she said her job was to make sure none of the legal stuff was her job and it would not come to nag us. She also told us that our job was for me to recover. We found this to be absolutely true! This was invaluable to us as I recovered from my injuries. It took one major component off our plates and allowed me to focus on healing and following my medical team’s advice.”


“Janelle Carney represented me after a car accident where the other driver was at fault, she was unlicensed, uninsured and various other issues. The case was complicated and quite overwhelming; I had been injured in the accident, I had 2 young children at the time and a small business and could not manage the situation on my own. Janelle supported me every step of the way, answered all of my questions and ultimately settled my case with the insurance company for the maximum benefit amounts. I highly recommend her!”


Successful Cases:


$2,000,000 for the victim of a construction site fall who was paralyzed as a result.

$1,800,000 for the parents of a young 6 month old who tragically died in a motor vehicle collision.

$1,250,000 for the wrongful death of a young man in a catastrophic motor vehicle collision 

$1,100,000 settlement for an elderly woman who was assaulted while living in an assisted living facility.

$1,000,000 for the victim of a head on collision resulting in permanent hip and leg injuries.

$750,00 for the victim of a trucking collision who sustained a traumatic brain injury. 

$610,000.00 for the victim of a motor vehicle collision who sustained a permanent shoulder injury.

$575,000 result for man involved in T-Bone collision, who suffered severe back and neck injuries.

$575,000 for the victim of a rear end collision resulting in a total knee arthroplasty and neck injury.

$545,000 for the victim of a bicycle versus motor vehicle collision who sustained a traumatic brain injury.

$450,000 for the victim of a slip and fall incident who sustained a permanent shoulder injury.

$425,000 for the victim of a motorcycle collision who sustained multiple leg fractures as a result.

$400,000 policy limits settlement for man involved in motorcycle accident, who suffered severe shoulder and thumb injuries.

$300,000.00 for the victim of a bar assault who sustained a concussion

$250,000 result for woman involved in two separate slip-and-fall incidents, who sustained severe wrist injuries on both accounts.

$250,000 for the victim of a dog attack resulting in arm injuries. 

$162,500 result for woman who sustained two separate dog bite injuries while working as a pet groomer.

Policy limits settlement after a GLP client’s insurance agent misrepresented the amount of coverage and tried to settle the case for $8,000. Janelle took over representation of the client, and found that the client’s insurance agent claimed that there was only $30,000 in uninsured motorist coverage, when actually there was a total of $110,000. The case was later settled for the full $110,000.

Policy limits settlement for a 73 year-old mechanic from Wenatchee, who because of the injuries sustained in a car accident, was forced to close his business. The client had sustained a significant shoulder injury and had to undergo surgery.  He came to GLP frustrated as his insurance company refused to pay for his wage loss or his medical bills.  The insurance company fought every step of the way but ultimately paid the full policy limits available, including the PIP coverage as well as the full UIM coverage. 

Confidential settlement for the victim of a HIPAA violation. 

Past Results do not guarantee future outcomes.




Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living Magazine, Top Attorney of 2014
Page 56: http://issuu.com/ksomday/docs/scl107/0#

Inland Business Catalyst, Top 20 Under 40 Issue
Page 37: http://issuu.com/ksomday/docs/ibc_60/0


Speaking Engagements:


WSAJ, Insurance Law Seminar Moderator, 2014

WSAJ, Insurance Law Seminar, Personal Injury Protection, 2015

NBI, Demand Letters That Get Results, 2017

WSAJ, Insurance Law Seminar, UIM Bad Faith: How to Defeat the Top Ten Defense Arguments, 2018

CLE on Traumatic Brain Injuries: How to prove a TBI, 2018

WSAJ, Insurance Law Seminar, Chair 2019




Rising Star, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020.

Top Women Attorneys, 2013 - Present

Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Top Lawyers 2014 to Present 

Highest rating by Avvo.com - 10.0

Top 100 National Trial Attorneys 

Member of Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

 Top 100 Registry, for Lawyers, 2020 

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