Joe Janochoski is a fierce advocate who strives to provide the best possible result for clients through skillful negotiation, creative litigation strategies, and compelling trial presentations. Joe’s realistic, practical approach to complex business disputes helps clients achieve their business goals at all stages of litigation.
Joe understands that effective legal advocacy stems from a thorough understanding of a client’s unique situation, and an in-depth knowledge of the law. To that end, he approaches every problem with the goal of identifying efficient, cost-effective solutions. Joe’s practice includes advocating in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitrations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Joe’s passion for advocacy is not new. In college, Joe competed on his undergraduate mock trial team at the national level and received numerous advocacy awards for his individual performance. Joe continued honing his advocacy skills in law school by competing on his school’s national championship mock trial team and earning the “Best Oralist” award as a first-year law student.
After law school, Joe served as a judicial clerk for Justice Paul C. Thissen on the Minnesota Supreme Court, where he analyzed complex legal issues and observed some of the state’s best advocates present their arguments before Minnesota’s highest court. Joe then served as a judicial clerk for Judge Susan Richard Nelson of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, where he assisted Judge Nelson on a wide variety of civil and criminal cases at all stages of litigation from inception to trial. Each clerkship instilled in Joe the value of persuasive advocacy, the need for a realistic litigation strategy, and the importance of adaptability in litigation.
Member, American Bar Association
- Member, Business Law Section
- Member, Young Lawyers Division
- Member, Law Practice Division
Member, Federal Bar Association
- Member, Federal Litigation Section
- Member, Minnesota Chapter
- Member, Younger Lawyers Division
Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
Joseph Janochoski, Note, Punishing the Pettifogger’s Practice: Applying the Sanction Power of 28 U.S.C. § 1927 to Law Firms, 102 MINN. L. REV. 1733 (2018).
Hoffman, Steven M., Paul Lorah and Joseph Janochoski. 2014. “Resisting the Inevitable: Tar Sands, Regionalism and Rhetoric.” European Journal of American Studies. Vol. 9, No. 3.
What’s Up with Arbitration? What Corporate Counsel and Outside Counsel Need to Know About Recent Developments, Pre-Hearing Discovery, and the Role of Corporate Counsel, American Bar Association CLE, June 2021