Macel H. Janoschka

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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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Frith, Anderson & Peake litigates cases stemming from personal injuries and property damage, commercial disputes, insurance coverage issues, employment-related matters, and professional liability claims.  Our clients include insurance companies, business owners, corporations, lawyers, doctors, accountants, and architects.  We practice in Virginia and West Virginia state courts, federal courts, and before federal and state administrative bodies and regulatory agencies, including the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission as well as the EEOC. Our attorneys have the experience to provide advice and help our clients decide when litigation is appropriate and when settlement or alternative dispute resolution is the proper course of action.  We...

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