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. Janelle focuses her law practice on workplace construction personal injury law, aviation accidents, and insurance bad faith law from the Spokane & Tri Cities offices. Janelle is a current chair of the Insurance Law for Washington State Association for Justice.

She prides herself on her compassion for her clients and working on every case to the best of her ability, whether large or small. Personal injury law for workplace accident and construction accident victims is a specialty she uses to help each one of her clients individually and with compassion.

Janelle is passionate about insurance bad faith law and doing everything she can to make sure they do the right thing. She was the Spokane moderator of the 2014 Insurance Law Seminar on the Insurance Fair Conduct Act. She’s also presented at a number of seminars, including a Seminar in 2015 about Insurance Law and Personal Injury Protection, and two seminars in 2017, one on Traumatic Brain Injuries and one on negotiating insurance claims.

She has been awarded the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 Rising Star Super Lawyers Award, which is awarded to the top 2.5% of attorneys in the state. She has also been awarded the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers Award. In 2017, Janelle was granted membership into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, of which fewer than 1% of U.S. Lawyers are members. Janelle was awarded as one of Spokane/Coeur D’Alene’s Top Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.


“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!”

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.

$1,100,000 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 atrucking 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, UIM Bad Faith, 2018

NBI, Demand Letters That Get Results, 2017

WSAJ, Insurance Law Seminar, Personal Injury Protection, 2015

WSAJ, Insurance Law Seminar Moderator, 2014

CLE on Traumatic Brain Injuries

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, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018

Highest rating by Avvo.com - 10.0

Top 100 National Trial Attorneys

Member of Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

National Dean's List Recipient

Graduated a Semester early from law school with Pro Bono Distinction

Certificate of Excellence in Negotiations

Pedrick Scholar


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