Janetta Ksar, Novara, Tesija, Catenacci, McDonald, & Baas PLLC Photo


Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2008

University of Michigan, B.A., cum laude, 2003

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan 

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court
    - Eastern District of Michigan
    - Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    - Sixth Circuit

Janetta Ksar is an experienced litigator who defends complex claims and disputes for major insurance companies, with a focus on fraud/SIU matters.


Janetta's vast experience spans the real estate, financial, corporate, and insurance defense industries.

She has over a decade of experience representing insurance carriers and handles all types of insurance defense matters concerning the defense and investigation of claims involving wrongful death, negligence, torts, commercial liability, premises liability, errors & omissions, subrogation, first-party, third-party, and uninsured/underinsured motorist benefits.

In 2021, Janetta secured a no-cause verdict for a large insurance carrier in an action for No-Fault benefits. As part of that verdict, Janetta was one of the first attorneys in Michigan to obtain a jury verdict of fraud against the Plaintiff, under the newly amended No-Fault law set forth in MCL 500.3148(2). The jury found that the Plaintiff’s claim was fraudulent and so excessive as to have no reasonable foundation, entitling her client to reimbursement of attorney fees incurred in defense of the matter.

Early in her career, Janetta worked in a boutique securities litigation firm in New York, handling discovery and motion practice in consumer price-fixing cases in the U.S. Federal District Courts.  She returned to Michigan to represent mortgage servicers and banks and was later instrumental in opening and expanding the Detroit office of a Grand Rapids-based insurance defense firm. 

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

International Association of Special Investigation Units, Michigan Chapter and National Chapter

State Bar of Michigan, Litigation Section

Women Lawyer's Association of Michigan

Oakland County Bar Association


Mentor, Big Brothers Big Sisters

Awards & Recognition

Honors & Recognitions

Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2016-2018

Michigan Top Lawyers, 2017



Collecting the Dirt: A Guide to the Preservation, Collection, & Admissibility of Digital Evidence
Michigan State Chapter of the International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU) Conference, May 2021

New and Improved: The Michigan No-Fault Act
Winter Meeting, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC), November 2019

Facebook, Fitbit & Fake News: Fighting Fraud in the Digital Age
IASIU Michigan Chapter, October 2019

Social Media Evidence: Legally Admissible Evidence, Preservation, Authentication and Data Collection
IASIU Michigan Chapter, October 2018

The Shelton Situation: Can Common Law Fraud Be Asserted Against Third Parties?
Insurance Alliance of Michigan Seminar, September 2018

How to get your Social Media, Electronic and Text Evidence Admitted
National Business Institute, October 2017

Condominium Claims and Premises Disputes
Insurance Alliance of Michigan, September 2017

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