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Janell Adams has represented some of the nation's largest product manufacturers, working hard to reach favorable resolutions for her clients for nearly 30 years. Janell defends both complex and routine tort cases of virtually every type and size, focusing her practice on defending personal injury and product liability cases. 

Janell has both first and second chair jury trial experience, which she has translated into a prospering discovery practice. Janell handles a variety of discovery issues for automobile manufacturers and other product manufacturers, preparing consistent written discovery responses and productions, and handling any related motion practice. She has experience managing national discovery programs, E-discovery projects, document collections, and document reviews for a variety of product manufacturers, including automobile, component supplier, HVAC, and recreational products. Her practice centers on catastrophic injury cases involving automobiles, products alleged to contain asbestos, and consumer products. She also has experience defending medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Outside of the office, Janell enjoys spending time with friends and family and traveling internationally. She is an avid reader, old movie buff, and is a cantor at her local church.

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1991

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1991


  • Arizona State University, College of Law, J.D., 1991

    magna cum laude

    Order of the Coif

    Law Journal

  • Arizona State University, B.S., 1988

    summa cum laude

    Major: Political Science

  • Casper College, A.S., 1986
    summa cum laude

Professional Associations

    • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
    • Arizona Women Lawyers Association
    • Arizona Bar Association
      –Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, 2017

Recent News, Events and Blogs

Speaking Engagements

  • "Are You Doing Everything You Should  to Preserve Relevant Chat Messages?," Presenter, PLAC Fall Conference, October 2023
  • “Electronically Stored Information,” Co-Presenter, Trial Judge Academy, May 2021
  • “Beyond Paper: Tools and Considerations for How Computer Forensics Can Win Your Case,” Co-Presenter, Arizona State Bar Convention, December 2020
  • "Protecting the Privilege - Best Practices in Privilege Logs," Co-Presenter, Client Webinar, November 2018
  • "Amended Federal Rules─One Year Later," Client Webinar, Co-Presenter, December 2016
  • "Implementing the New Federal Rules," Co-Presenter, Client Webinar, November 2015
  • Testified at Hearing of Advisory Committee on Federal Civil Rules, January 2014
  • "Protecting Confidential Corporate Documents at Trial" and "Attempts to Invade Company Databases," Continuing Legal Education for Arizona Association of Corporate Counsel, Phoenix, AZ, October 2011
  • "Attempts to Invade Company Databases," Continuing Legal Education for Arizona Association of Corporate Counsel, Phoenix, AZ, October 2011
  • "The Latest in Discovery Trends and Tactics," Client Seminar, Torrance, CA, December 2010
  • "Practical Application of Electronic Discovery Rules," Continuing Legal Education for Maricopa County Bar Association, May 2009


  • "Are You Doing Everything You Should  to Preserve Relevant Chat Messages?," Co-Author, Client Alert, July 2023
  • "California Supreme Court Rejects Trial Court's Limitation on Discovery," Client Alert, Co-Author, July 2017
  • "Spoliation of Electronic Information under the 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Early Rulings," Focus, Arizona Association of Corporate Counsel Newsletter,  Co-Author, June 2016
  • "Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Take Effect," Co-Author, Client Alert, December 2015
  • "California Court Of Appeals Affirms Trial Court's Staging Of Discovery To Promote Efficiency And Economy," Co-Author, Client Alert, June 2015
  • "Amendments to Federal Civil Procedures Rules Submitted to Congress for Approval," Co-Author, Client Alert, April 2015
  • "Next Stop for Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Amendments," Co-Author, Client Alert, April 2014
  • "Call to Action: Public Support Needed for Proposed Changes to Civil Procedure Rules," Co-Author, Client Alert, January 2014.
  • "No Limits on Requests for Production: Proposed Changes to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Leave a Door Open," Co-Author, Client Alert, August 2013