About Janet R. Widmaier

Janet Widmaier has a practice in litigation focused on two areas: employment law and complex commercial litigation involving insurance and health care fraud. On the management side of employment law, she litigates cases and counsels clients. Her other focus is on insurance and health care fraud matters, including matters under the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act.

Focusing on minimizing risks and creating strategies to solve complex situations

Jan's employment law practice serves clients of all types and sizes on all manner of employment-related litigation and counseling. She deals with situations ranging from discrimination to restrictive covenants to WARN Act implications to compliance with the ever-changing landscape of national, state and local employment laws and ordinances. In her insurance fraud practice, she serves large national insurers, helping them with the problems they face in their business, particularly with claims handling practices and litigation strategies designed to combat various forms of insurance fraud.

On the employment side, Jan's clients are eager for preventative strategies to avoid disputes and help with litigation when it occurs. The appropriate approach for a small, local employer may vary greatly from that appropriate for a large, international entity. On the insurance fraud side, she is able to tailor strategies to particular jurisdictions and claims handling environments. She also identifies more efficient and less risky alternatives to litigation to resolve or minimize issues of concern for clients. But her focus is always on developing strategies for matters that align with clients' short- and long-term objectives and priorities.

Earlier in her career, Jan spent a number of years as a litigator at a large law firm in Chicago, where her practice focused on labor and employment matters. Prior to that, she served as law clerk to the Honorable Raymond J. Pettine of the US District Court for the District of Rhode Island.

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Practice Focus

  • Employment law litigation and counseling
  • Insurance and health care fraud litigation