Janelle Fulton has been practicing law for over 25 years and has considerable trial and arbitration experience throughout the United States. She has also successfully argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and in federal and state courts in Pennsylvania, Florida, New York, and Alabama.
Ms. Fulton spent nearly ten years serving as principal trial counsel for a Fortune 100 multinational banking and financial services corporation in federal and state courts and FINRA arbitrations throughout the United States, including leading a 5-lawyer trial team that successfully defended a $17 million anti-tying claim under the federal Bank Holding Company Act. Ms. Fulton also litigated employment claims and obtained injunctions to enforce privacy and data recovery and non-solicitation agreements throughout the United States.
Ms. Fulton also has over a decade of experience representing and counseling governmental, public, and educational entities and officials in a wide variety of case ranging from civil rights to employment actions, premises liability, and motor vehicle claims.
Ms. Fulton currently handles general litigation cases for both plaintiffs and defendants, with a focus on municipal/governmental liability and civil rights, products liability, transportation, and premises liability.
Ms. Fulton is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by her peers by being selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since 2010 and as a Pennsylvania Rising Star list three times prior to that.
Ms. Fulton is a member of the Defense Research Institute and an active participant in the Government Liability Committee and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, serving as Chair of the LGBTQ+ Subcommittee and a member of the Steering and Seminar Planning Committees.
Ms. Fulton has served as faculty in continuing legal education seminars for the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Employment Law Institute, the Defense Research Institute, and the Chester County Paralegal Association.
Ms. Fulton maintains an active involvement in the community, volunteering with Manna, the Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance, which provides nutritional meals and education to people in the Philadelphia region who are battling serious illness. She has also served as Pro Bono General Counsel and Member and Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the William Way LGBTQ+ Community Center of Philadelphia.
Ms. Fulton obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University in 1992 and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Temple University School of Law in 1997. She was a member of the Temple Law Review and served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Louis H. Pollack of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
- United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit