Janell Stanton is the Vice President of Communications for myHRcounsel where she is responsible for positioning the company’s alternative legal services model and directs marketing, communications and related business development and relationship initiatives. She is also the head of the employment law group at Wagner, Falconer & Judd, Ltd. advising small and medium size businesses on all facets of HR and employment law including everything from onboarding to offboarding and everything in between. Janell is a frequent speaker and trainer on HR and employment law issues. She provides ongoing training to employees, managers, human resource personnel and company leaders on matters including FMLA, ADA, wage and hour laws, hiring and firing, sexual harassment, discrimination, drug and alcohol testing and more. She has spoken to organizations both large and small throughout the United States.
Prior to joining myHRcounsel, Janell worked for a large legal publishing company as both a project manager and research specialist attorney. She also owned and operated her own law firm for almost three years, predominately practicing criminal defense, family law, and estate planning.
Janell received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and then went on to graduate from law school at the University of South Dakota School of Law.
Janell is passionate about volunteering and currently volunteers for Wills for Heroes, an organization that writes pro bono wills, powers of attorney, and health care directives for policy officers, firefighter, EMTs and veterans and the Domestic Abuse Legal Advocacy Center attending legal clinics to advise survivors of domestic abuse on custody, divorce, expungements and landlord-tenant issues. In addition to giving back to the community using her law degree, Janell is a committed volunteer for humanitarian causes as well. In 2019, she hiked the legendary Inca Trail as a fundraiser for Smile Network International, a nonprofit, Minnesota-based organization that provides life-altering, reconstructive surgeries to impoverished children in developing countries. Janell raised $7,000 to aid in Smile Network’s cause: enough for more than a dozen children’s surgeries.
In her free time, Janell enjoys a variety of hobbies including rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, playing the ukulele, learning new languages and cheering on her Green Bay Packers.
- Minnesota State Bar Association
- Minnesota Women Lawyers
- Minnesota, 2012
- University of Minnesota (B.A., 2007)
- University of South Dakota (J.D., 2012)