Janell Ahnert's practice encompasses all facets of employment law, specifically in representation of management in both employment counseling and employment litigation.
Janell handles a variety of employment law matters in state and federal courts and has broad experience defending employers accused of harassment and discrimination in federal court. She has litigation and counseling experience in numerous areas of employment law, including issues involving wage and hour claims, harassment, discrimination, and whistleblowing.
She has successfully defended management in many wage and hour cases under the Fair Labor Standard Act and obtained summary judgments on behalf of her clients. With licenses held in four states, Janell is able to serve her clients' needs in various legal forums.
In addition to a federal court practice, Janell has experience defending financial services clients in employment matters pending before FINRA. In this area, Janell represents broker-dealers and banks in FINRA arbitrations filed by employees across the country.
As well as being a top-notch advocate, Janell is a respected mediator. She is known for being able to combine empathetic listening with realistic cases and evaluate damages based on her extensive federal court litigation experience.
Janell is committed to pro bono efforts and dedicates her time to assisting economically disadvantaged individuals by serving in several nonprofits in the Birmingham area.
In law school, she was a member of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law and participated in Moot Court.