Janna L. Whelan

Janna is an associate with the St. John’s office of Cox & Palmer. Originally from Corner Brook, Janna was admitted to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar in 2016. She completed her education at Memorial University (BMus, Honours, 2008), Carleton University (MA, 2010) and the University of New Brunswick (JD, 2015). Janna currently has a general legal practice, with a growing interest in insurance litigation and employment and labour law.

Outside of work, Janna enjoys practicing yoga, playing piano, and hiking.


Bar Admission

  • Newfoundland and Labrador (2016)

Law School

  • University of New Brunswick


  • University of New Brunswick (Juris Doctor, 2015)
  • Carleton University (Master of Arts, 2010)
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland (Bachelor of Music, Honours, 2008)

Community & Volunteer Activities

  • Board Member, Writers at Woody Point
  • Board Member, Elevato
  • Past Board Member, Visual Artists Newfoundland & Labrador

Law Society Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Newfoundland & Labrador


  • English