Janice has devoted her legal career to ensuring that people who have been wronged have access to justice. As an associate at Adam Smith Law, she works exclusively for personal injury plaintiffs and is passionate about helping those who have been injured by the actions of others.
Janice Parker was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She received an entrance scholarship to McMaster University for her undergraduate degree in Economics and attended Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. Throughout law school, Janice was actively involved in CLASP, the student run legal aid clinic that provided practical case experience for students. By her final year of law school, she was hired as the Division Leader of the Consumer Rights Division and had conducted her first small claims court trial at age 23. This early experience inspired Janice’s desire to be a litigator.
After completing law school, Janice worked for Eberts Symes Street & Corbett, a law firm known for litigating constitutional law cases in appellate courts. This type of work sharpened her legal skills and inspired her passion for protecting the rights of individuals. Janice then joined a legal aid clinic, Mississauga Community Legal Services, as a Staff Attorney. During her 11 years with legal aid, Janice represented clients in various areas of law including disability claims, evictions, social benefits appeals, and immigration applications. Janice created and co-managed satellite legal clinics at Malton Neighbourhood Services and Eden Food Bank. She also acted as co-supervisor of the legal clinics project at the Safe Centre of Peel to assist victims of domestic violence.
Janice’s Canadian legal career ended when she fell in love with a Las Vegas local and moved to Nevada in 2015. The State Bar of Nevada approved her past legal credentials, and she then self-studied and passed the Nevada Bar exam. Janice began her American legal career from the insurance defense side. She worked for a national law firm in medical malpractice defense and was a litigation attorney for an insurance company. During this time, Janice learned valuable lessons regarding how insurance companies evaluate claims and how defense attorneys determine their legal strategies. Janice left the practice of insurance defense to return to her original passion for helping others. She joined Adam Smith Law, where she devotes her practice to vigorously advocating for the rights of those who have been severely injured in Las Vegas car accidents and similar personal injury accidents.
When Janice is not practicing law, she can usually be found at a comic or fan convention, at a rock concert, at home reading mysteries or science fiction, or hiking one of Nevada’s nature trails. She also does some pro bono work for legal aid clients in Nevada and organizes service projects for her church.