Janeen M. Thomas has dedicated her decades long legal career to working in the insurance industry, advising and representing insurers on complex coverage issues throughout the nation. As a resident of SDV’s Northeast office, Janeen uses her over 20 years in the insurance industry to solely advocate on behalf of policyholders in complex coverage disputes against insurance carriers. She deals daily with high exposure events and coverage litigation stemming from such events. She has extensive experience with a national insurance coverage practice that focuses on liability and property damage matters, including claim coverage matters within the real estate and construction industries, particularly with respect to claims and litigated disputes involving professional liability, commercial general liability, bad faith, builder's risk, additional insured coverage, and contractual indemnity.

Before joining SDV, Janeen was a partner in a large national law firm, where she developed an active litigation practice, handling matters from inception to litigation and appeal. She also researched and prepared coverage opinion letters, developed litigation strategies for complex claims with a focus on contract analysis, insurance coverage, and commercial disputes. Janeen was also active in defending insurers in regulatory proceedings before state agencies.

In her free time, Janeen is a music and arts enthusiast, and a Suzuki trained violinist. She also enjoys serving others through church ministry.

Professional Associations
New York State Bar Association
Women's Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY), State Delegate, June 2020 - June 2022
Westchester Women's Bar Association, Board Member, June 2020 - June 2022
National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA), New York Chapter, Executive Board Member, 2018-2019
Professional Liability Underwriting Society
Committee on Attorney Professionalism, New York State Bar Association, April 2023
National Bar Association, Member
- Commercial Law Section
- Insurance Law Section
Honors and Awards
President's Award, Westchester Women's Bar Association, 2021
President's Award, National Bar Association, 2013
Speaking Engagements


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