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Education
  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1990, Order of the Barons’ Outstanding Graduate
  • Rice University, M.A., 1981, Geology
  • Baylor University, B.S., 1977, Geology, Mortar Board
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 1990
  • United States District Court Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals  Sixth Circuit
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Janis H. Detloff
Janis H. Detloff Photo
Partner
jdetloff@thompsoncoe.com
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Houston
One Riverway
Suite 1400
Houston, Texas 77056
713-403-8281 direct  |  713-403-8299 fax
Assistant:
Josie Hart
713-403-8375 direct
jhart@thompsoncoe.com
Overview

Janis Detloff defends and counsels businesses on a wide range of products liability, construction, employment, commercial, and insurance coverage disputes.

Janis is a former petroleum geologist with Amoco Production Company, Monsanto Company, and Amerada Hess Corporation.

Representative Experience
  • Obtained favorable settlement with EEOC in potential “pattern and practice” concerns for an employer confronted with multiple claimants alleging sexual discrimination and harassment.
  • Represented medical supply distributor in products indemnity suit and at verdict recouped all defense expenses from the manufacturer.
  • Represented medical supply distributor in indemnity suit and recouped all expenses from the manufacturer.
  • Represented construction company in employment contract dispute and obtained reimbursement for breach.
  • Represented oil and gas drilling company in rig explosion and obtained favorable settlement for operator by proving co-defendants’ equipment failure.
  • Represented insurance company at trial of declaratory judgment action and obtained take-nothing judgment against insured industrial dry cleaners under qualified pollution exclusion by proving negligent contamination of Uvalde aquifer.
  • Represented local bank at trial of lender liability suit and secured take-nothing judgment against accountholder by proving manipulation of accounts.
  • Represented chemical solvent manufacturer against claims by salon workers and secured dismissal by proving product misuse.
  • Represented casino owner in contract dispute and secured dismissal of claims by proving contract was forged.
  • Represented drilling contractor at arbitration of soil contamination claims and obtained take-nothing judgment by proving pre-existing contamination.
Professional and Community Activities
  • State Bar of Texas, Insurance Law and Labor & Employment Law sections
  • Dress for Success, Houston Chapter
Speeches and Presentations
  • Has been a speaker for CLE programs sponsored by the Texas State Bar, South Texas College of Law, the University of Houston, and Thompson Coe seminars.
Professional Recognition
  • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment Law by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™
  • “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Named 1990 “Outstanding Graduate” by Order of the Barons, University of Houston Law Center