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Janelle E. Zabresky

Associate


Practice Areas

Insurance CoveragePremises LiabilityProperty Insurance

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law (J.D., 2013)
  • Clarion University (B.S., 2010)

Biography

Janelle Zabresky practices in the areas of insurance coverage and commercial litigation. Janelle has represented clients at the state and federal level in a variety of matters including contracts and breach of contract, insurance coverage, warranty claims, premise liability, personal injury, trucking liability, and general civil litigation. Prior to joining Swift Currie, Janelle gained experience in insurance defense at another Atlanta law firm. Before moving to Atlanta in 2014, Janelle represented homeowners in insurance disputes in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Janelle graduated magna cum laude from Clarion University in 2010, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. While at Clarion, Janelle was a member of the Clarion Women’s Basketball team and was named PSAC Player of the Week in 2007. Janelle earned her law degree, cum laude, from the Florida State University College of Law in 2013. She was a member of the Law Review and had her article titled “Creating a Safe Harbor for Florida's Children: An Overview of Florida's LegislativeEvolution in Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking” published in the Winter 2013 Florida State University Law Review.

During law school, Janelle gained valuable experience as an intern for Justice Ricky Polston at the Florida Supreme Court. She also interned with the Public Interest Law Center’s Healthcare Access Clinic where she represented fragile and developmentally delayed children in health care eligibility decisions for Medicaid Waiver and other related services. Originally from Pennsylvania, Janelle interned at the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania during her senior year of college.


Memberships

  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Clemency Project
  • Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • Atlanta Food Bank Volunteer
  • Atlanta Lab Rescue of Atlanta Volunteer
  • Golden Retriever Rescue of Atlanta Volunteer

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (2015)
  • Florida (2013)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia (2015)

Awards & Recognitions

  • Book Awards: Highest Grade in "Alternatives to the Common Law" and "European Union Law"
  • Recipient of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Scholarship
  • Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award

Interests/Additional Information

Outside of work, Janelle enjoys traveling, volunteering at local rescue shelters, spending time with her family, friends, and her Labrador Retriever, Tucker. Janelle is also a sports enthusiast and loves to cheer on her favorite sports teams, the Florida State Seminoles and the Pittsburgh Steelers.


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