Janice V. Arellano

Associate | New Jersey

Janice V. Arellano concentrates her practice in general litigation with an emphasis on labor and employment, public entity law, tort claims defense, and civil rights both in state and federal court. She represents colleges and universities; life science and energy companies; hospitals; and individuals handling a wide range of matters.

Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Janice worked as an associate at a New Jersey-based insurance defense firm gaining considerable experience in employment defense, personal injury defense, school board, and special education matters. Janice also served as law clerk for the Honorable Kevin M. Shanahan in the Superior Court of New Jersey, in Somerset and Hunterdon Counties.

While Janice earned her law degree at Temple University-James E. Beasley School of Law, she was a Law and Public Policy Scholar and obtained a Certificate in Trial Advocacy and Litigation. Janice has published articles in the Journal of Workplace Rights, American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation Minority Trial Lawyer and Litigation Monthly Newsletter, as well as the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey’s Abogados newsletter. She worked as a Larry Frankel Legislative Fellow for the ACLU of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg and Philadelphia, PA and served as a Law Clerk in the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC.

Before law school, Janice was a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Public Policy Fellow in Washington, D.C., and taught for three years in West Philadelphia charter schools through Teach for America. Janice currently serves in leadership roles for various non-profit boards and professional committees. She is also active in efforts to increase diversity and inclusion with Hispanic/Latino and Asian Pacific American organizations.


  • “Best Practices in Serving Immigrant Students and Families Impacted By Special Education and Immigration Laws,” Teach for America, Robert Treat Hotel, Newark, NJ, May 11, 2019

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