Janssen Law Center
333 Main St.
Peoria, IL 61602-1313
Jay H. Janssen
Jay Janssen is one of the most preeminent and successful lawyers in Illinois for the past 50 years. Beginning in 1960s with a focus on product liabilities, Jay has built a career based on integrity, tenacity and defending those who have been mistreated or injured. Over that time, he has taken on and won many important cases against large pharmaceutical, insurance, automotive and Fortune 100 companies. Some of those cases have resulted in changes in the law and greater product safety.
Born in Peoria, Ill., Jay graduated from Bradley University in 1959 with a B.S. in Political Science, and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois in 1961. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar Association that same year. Since that time, Jay has argued cases before the US District Court, Central District Court of Illinois, the US Seventh Circuit Court and the US Supreme Court.
Over his 48 year career as a lawyer, Jay has been, and continues to be, involved in many groups and associations. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar, American Trial Lawyers Association, Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, and Leading Lawyers. From 1998 to 2000, he was appointed Chairman of the Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission of Illinois by the Supreme Court of Illinois.
Jay has received numerous awards and accolades including being named a Leading American AttorneyÂ®, Illinois Super LawyerÂ® and to the Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersÂ™. He also has received the highest national rating from Martindale AVÂ® as well as being named one of America's Premier Lawyers by Fortune.