I love making a positive difference in people’s lives by helping them navigate their legal issues and ultimately making sure they are treated fairly. The work I do is important to me because I believe that I am making a difference for my clients, and also because competent advocacy makes our adversarial system work.
Peter Jannace has broad experience in representing clients in administrative law, civil rights, class actions and other complex litigation, constitutional law, consumer protection, education law, employment law, family law and probate law. Before joining BS&J in 2020, he was a partner at Gordon Mize & Jannace LLP, and has also had a varied appellate practice spanning numerous areas.
Mr. Jannace is a 2010 graduate of the University of Louisville, and earned his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law in 2013.
Mr. Jannace currently lives in Crestwood, Kentucky with his wife, son and two dogs.
Areas of Practice
- Administrative Law
- Appellate Advocacy
- Civil Rights
- Class Actions and Complex Litigation
- Constitutional Law
- Labor and Employment
- Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 2013
- University of Louisville, B.S., 2010
- Kentucky, 2014
- U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 2014
- U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2019
- Clemons v. Shelby Cnty. Bd. of Educ., No. 19-5846, 2020 WL 3412693, (6th Cir. June 22, 2020) (reversing summary judgment in favor of defendants, in part, and finding triable issue of fact as to claim pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act)
- Young v. Hinton-Graves, No. 2019-CA-001102-ME, 2020 WL 862023, (Ky. App. Feb. 21, 2020) (reversing family court order awarding grandparent visitation)
- McQuillan ex rel. Schneider v. Cab. for Health & Fam. Servs., No. 2018-CA-000885-MR, 2019 WL 4233167, (Ky. App. Sep. 6, 2019) (invalidating 900 KAR 2:050, as contrary to the Residents’ Rights Act, KRS 216.510 et seq.)
- Smith v. City of Hillview, No. 3:18-cv-00595-CRS-CHL (W.D. Ky. 2019) ($100,000.00 settlement for unlawful search and seizure)
- Hughes v. Ky. Unemp’t Ins. Comm’n, No. 2017-CA-001105-MR, 2018 WL 6444021, (Ky. App. Dec. 7, 2018) (reversing trial court, and the Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Commission, by finding that final agency action did not comport with the “residuum rule”, and was therefore not supported by substantial evidence)
- Hardin v. Jeff. Cnty. Bd. of Educ., 558 S.W.3d 1 (Ky. App. 2018) (reversing trial court, and holding that KRS 161.765 counts administrative experience accrued across school districts)
- Savidge v. Pharm-Save, Inc., No. 3:17-CV-00186-TBR, 2017 WL 5986972, (W.D. Ky. Dec. 1, 2017) (Russell, J.) (wherein Judge Russell reversed his own 2012 opinion, and predicted that Kentucky courts would recognize out-of-pocket costs related to credit monitoring in response to PII compromise as a cognizable injury under Kentucky law)
Most recently, Mr. Jannace briefed an appeal to the Sixth Circuit obtaining partial reversal in a case involving a player on the Martha Layne Collins High School girls tennis team in Clemons v. Shelby County Board of Education. Additionally, he obtained reversal of a family court’s order awarding grandparent visitation in Young v. Hinton-Graves, although the court stopped short of ruling on the facial constitutionality of the grandparents’ visitation statute, KRS 405.021(1)(b) & (c), due to a separate case concerning the same question pending before the Supreme Court of Kentucky.
Mr. Jannace also obtained a reversal in Hardin v. Jefferson County Board of Education, which overruled a longstanding opinion of the Office of the Attorney General, OAG 77-157, and held that the requisite administrative experience of KRS 161.765 accrues across school districts. Additionally, Mr. Jannace convinced Judge Russell of the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky to overrule his own prior decision in Savidge.
Professional Honors and Activities
- American Bar Association
- Kentucky Bar Association
- Louisville Bar Association