Janet L. Rushing
Partner / Bay Area Houston Office

Janet Rushing is an experienced business litigator who focuses her practice on insurance and other commercial disputes, in addition to employment-related litigation and issues on which she counsels her corporate clients.

Janet represents insurers and business clients in state and federal court in all manner of insurance litigation, with an emphasis on health and life insurance and reinsurance disputes. She has significant experience in prosecuting fraudulent insurance claims and administration issues.  Janet has been involved in all aspects of litigation discovery, pre-trial and trial preparation, in addition to mediation and other forms of other alternate dispute resolution methods.  For example, she frequently represents insurers and reinsurers before arbitration panels.

Janet’s employment-related practice includes the representation of clients in litigation in state and federal court, as well advising and assisting her clients on internal investigations and labor and human resources issues.  She also appears on behalf of her employer clients in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Texas Workforce Commission, handling the design and conducting of investigations into alleged violations, the drafting of position statements, and negotiating with government investigators.  Janet also represents individual plaintiffs in employment matters.

Along with several of her Greer Herz partners, she also focuses her practice on representing businesses in litigation where trade secrets have been misappropriated, as well as other commercial disputes.

In counseling her clients, Janet focuses on what is best for them and takes great pride in guiding them to the optimal result, which often means weighing the costs and benefits of a protracted process and negotiating the resolution to a dispute before it comes an official court case or proceeding.


  • University of Houston – J.D., 1986
  • University of Houston Clear Lake – B.A., 1983


  • Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • United States District Court – District of Colorado
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

 Professional Activities and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Labor and Employment Section
  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Labor and Employment Section
    • Member, Tort and Insurance Practices Section
    • Contributor, Misrepresentation in the Life, Health, and Disability Insurance Application Process: A National Survey, American Bar Association, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section
    • Member, Litigation Section
  • Galveston County Bar Association
    • Previously held position: President
  • Galveston County Young Lawyers Association
    • Previously held position: President
  • University of Houston Law Center
    • Adjunct Professor, Pre Trial Litigation
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • The Association of Life Insurance Counsel (ALIC)
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA)
    • Faculty Member
  • Houston Bar Association

Civic Involvement

  • Assistance League of the Bay Area
    • Member
    • Previously held positions:  Assisteens Chair; Vice President – Resource Development; Volunteer
  • Gulf Coast Legal Foundation
    • Previously held positions:  Director; President