Macel H. Janoschka

540-725-3372 (D)
540-772-9167 (F)
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Macel Janoschka focuses her practice on civil litigation, particularly in the areas of insurance defense, insurance coverage, premises liability, automobile liability, and workers’ compensation.


  • University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D.)
  • Articles Editor, Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal
  • Virginia Tech (B.A.)

Areas of Practice:

  • Architect & Engineer Errors & Omissions
  • Auto, Boating & Recreational Vehicle Liability
  • Construction
  • Coverage Analysis and Opinions
  • Declaratory Judgment Action
  • Fraud Analysis Including Exams Under Oath
  • Insurance Agent Errors & Omissions
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Local Government Defense
  • Long Term Care/Nursing Home Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice and Healthcare Law
  • Premises LiabilityProducts Liability/Dangerous/Defective Products
  • Real Estate Agent Errors & Omissions
  • Subrogation
  • Transportation
  • Workers’ Compensation

Bar Admissions:

  • Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Published Articles:

  • Co-author, “The Insured’s Duty to Give Timely Notice Under a Virginia Liability Insurance Policy”, Journal of Civil Litigation, Summer 2010.
  • Co-author, “When are Your Premises “Vacant” for Purposes of Insurance Coverage?” Journal of Civil Litigation, Spring 2008.
  • Co-author, The Law of Damages in Virginia, Chapter 11, Punitive Damages (2nd ed. 2008).

Professional Honors, Affiliations and Activities:


  • Recipient, Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference Outstanding Service Award
  • Board of Governors, Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers’ Conference
  • Former Chair, Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers’ Conference Southern Virginia Minority Pre-Law Conference
  • Former Chair, Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers’ Conference Women and Minorities in the Profession Commission
  • Member, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys


  • Member, Roanoke Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Junior League of Roanoke Valley
  • Graduate, Hollins University Batten Leadership Institute- Certificate in Professional Leadership
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