Janell Alberto is a senior associate in WSHB’s Northern California office. Her practice encompasses a wide variety of complex civil litigation matters, including commercial litigation, products liability, professional liability, and breach of contract.

Janell has served many years on the board of the Women’s Section for the Contra Costa County Bar Association. She served as board president in 2017 and secretary in 2019 and 2020. She has also been published in Contra Costa Bar Association’s Contra Costa Lawyer.

While in law school at Willamette University College of Law, Janell worked as a certified law clerk at the Tillamook County District Attorney’s Office earning valuable early trial experience prior to becoming a licensed attorney. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Integral Liberal Arts from Saint Mary’s College of California. Janell is admitted to practice in both California and Oregon.



  • Willamette University College of Law (J.D., 2005)
  • Saint Mary’s College of California (B.A., 2002)

Licensed to Practice in

  • California
  • Oregon



  • Can I Give You A Lyft?, Contra Costa Lawyer, December 2014.


Community Activities

  • Contra Costa County Bar Association's Women's Section, Board Member (2021)

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