Jana Fults Yontz

Jana Fults Yontz

Attorney
Location:
Raleigh, North Carolina
Phone:
877-427-1252 (Toll Free)
919-301-0716
Fax:
919-848-1699
Email:

Jana Fults Yontz is a native of Northern New York where she grew up on a small, family-owned and operated dairy farm. She credits her strong work ethic and values to her family and working on the farm beginning at a young age.

Jana graduated summa cum laude from Le Moyne College in 2004 with a Bachelor of Art in Political Science. She was a recipient of the Monsignor David J. Dooling medal for highest average in the social sciences, a member of the Political Science National Honor Society, and a member of the Jesuit National Honor Society. Jana received her law degree cum laude in 2008 from the Syracuse University College of Law. While in law school, Jana served as Associate Editor for the Syracuse Journal of International Law, was inducted into the Justinian Honor Society, and was awarded the CALI Awards for Excellence in Constitutional Law and Legal Research & Writing. She was also a summer associate at the law firm of Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. where she practiced landlord/tenant law in New York City.

Jana brings a wide array of work experience and practical knowledge in governmental and legal matters. Prior to attending law school, she was a research analyst for the New York State Assembly. After obtaining her law degree, Jana worked for the United States House of Representatives, resolving district case work with federal agencies. In 2012, Jana decided to enter private practice where she was an attorney with the law firm of McGivney & Kluger, P.C. handling toxic tort defense matters. She took and defended depositions throughout Upstate New York on behalf of national manufacturers, general contractors, and home building suppliers. Jana decided to expand her civil litigation experience and joined the Sugarman Law Firm, LLP handling both plaintiff and defense matters in personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, premise liability, home foreclosures, employment law, and medical malpractice. She tried and won small claims cases and advised clients at all stages of litigation. Thereafter, Jana was an attorney with Robert Half Legal where she handled advanced consumer protection matters involving data privacy and security.

Jana is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and the Wake County Bar Association. She currently serves as Secretary for the Crabtree Valley Rotary Club and is a member of the New Generations Committee. Jana also volunteers with Meals on Wheels of Wake County.

In her spare time, Jana enjoys exercising, traveling and spending time with her adorable pug - Trishelle.

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York
    • J.D. cum laude - 2008
    • Honors: Justinian Honor Society
    • Honors: Awarded the CALI Awards for Excellence in Constitutional Law and Legal Research & Writing
    • Law Journal: Syracuse Journal of International Law, Associate Editor
  • Le Moyne College
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude - 2004
    • Honors: Recipient of the Monsignor David J. Dooling
    • Honors: Member of the Political Science National Honor Society
    • Honors: Member of the Jesuit National Honor Society
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • Wake County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., Summer Associate
  • United States House of Representatives
  • McGivney & Kluger, P.C., Attorney
  • Sugarman Law Firm, LLP

Pro Bono Activities

  • Crabtree Valley Rotary Club, Secretary
  • New Generations Committee, Member
  • Meals on Wheels of Wake County, Volunteer