Janelle N. Winters Member New Jersey
Phone: 973.623.2700 Fax: 973.623.4496 jwinters@lcbf.com

Janelle has earned a reputation among her clients and colleagues for being thorough, well-prepared, creative, and driven towards reasonable case resolution and, where that is not possible, aggressively litigating cases to Trial. Janelle has a decade of experience handling a diverse portfolio of civil litigation cases venued in federal and state courts located in New Jersey and New York, focusing on mass torts, products liability, municipal litigation, and general litigation.

Janelle is valued by clients for her solution-oriented approach to all aspects of complex litigation and the manner in which she earns respect among colleagues, adversaries, and jurists.

Prior to joining LCBF, Janelle gained experience representing public school districts as general counsel and in litigation defense, contract disputes, labor and employment litigation, professional ethics disputes, and civil rights/disability discrimination litigation. In this position, Janelle litigated diverse cases through trial and arbitration, and negotiated the resolution of multi-facetted collective bargaining disputes.

Janelle clerked for the Honorable Camille M. Kenny, J.S.C. Superior Court of New Jersey, Union County, Civil Division.

Janelle graduated cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law. During law school, she interned for the Honorable Mark Falk, U.S.M.J. and the Honorable Claire C. Cecchi, U.S.D.J., United States District Court, District of New Jersey. Janelle has a B.A. in Sociology and Political Science from Rutgers University.

Presentations include:

  • "Updates on the Challenges to Plaintiffs’ Experts," at DRI’s National Talc Litigation Seminar in Washington, D.C. (August 2023)
  • "Talc Updates – Talc Discovery, Lanzo & Nemeth," at HarrisMartin’s New Jersey Asbestos Litigation Conference in New Brunswick, NJ (June 2022)

Practice Areas


New Jersey, 2013
New York, 2018
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York



Associations and Professional Activities

New Jersey Bar Association

New York Bar Association


J.D., cum laude, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, 2013

B.A., magna cum laude, Rutgers University, 2008