Attorney Janis K. Malec is a highly experienced trial attorney at Jackson O’Keefe, specializing in personal injury cases such as automobile accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and product liability. With over 20 years of practice, she has successfully tried more than two dozen cases to verdict. She also successfully briefed and argued Streifel v Bulkley, 195 Conn. App. 294 (2020), before the Connecticut Appellate Court.
What sets Attorney Malec apart is her unique background as a registered nurse, which enhances her ability to assess her clients’ medical situations and ensure they receive the appropriate treatment. This expertise complements her role as a zealous advocate and fierce negotiator on behalf of her clients. When a reasonable settlement cannot be reached, Attorney Malec fearlessly takes the fight to the courtroom. She has also achieved favorable resolutions through arbitration and mediation in numerous cases.
Attorney Malec obtained her law degree from Western New England College School of Law, building upon her previous accomplishments, including a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Arts in Child Welfare from Saint Joseph College. Her commitment to the legal profession extends beyond her practice, as she serves as a neutral in arbitrations, pre-trials, and fact finder trials at the Hartford Superior Court. She is an active member of the Connecticut Bar Association, serving on the House of Delegates, as well as the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. Additionally, Attorney Malec previously contributed her expertise as a member of the Board of Directors of the Business Women’s Forum.
Attorney Malec’s dedication to her community is evident through her past involvement on the Wethersfield Board of Education, where she served from 2005 to 2009 and held the position of Vice Chairperson from 2011 to 2013.
Outside of her professional life, Attorney Malec enjoys dining out, watching movies, weight training, and traveling. Attorney Malec is a Connectiuct native and currently resides in Wethersfield.
United States District Court of Connecticut 1997
United States Supreme Court 2007