Daria B. Janka Associate
Philadelphia, PA | Direct 215.864.7000
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Prior to joining White and Williams, Daria worked at an Atlantic City law firm in its Casino & Hospitality Industry Defense Litigation practice group where she successfully handled auto accidents, premises liability, and contractual indemnification matters. Daria’s practice involves insured and self-insured entities. Daria has experience in employment matters, including disputes involving age and gender discrimination and the American with Disabilities Act. Daria has also worked in a firm where she has successfully defended public entities and their employees in matters involving alleged civil rights violations, including claims made against the municipalities under Monell v. Department of Social Services of the City of New York, 436 U.S. 658 (1978).
While in law school Daria interned for the Honorable Renee M. Bumb, in the U.S. District Court in Camden where she was involved in Social Security appeals, class actions and personal injury claims then before the court.
During her time at Widener University School of Law, Daria served as president of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society and did pro bono work at the domestic violence clinic. She earned her LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from the nationally ranked Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2018.
Recognition & Involvement
Daria is fluent in several languages, however, her native tongue is Bulgarian. Daria volunteers with Philadelphia VIP, where she provides indigent individuals with representation in matrimonial and foreclosure matters, including cases which involve disputes over the division of international properties. Daria also serves as a member of the Ethics Board Committee for District IV, County of Camden in New Jersey
Daria was selected in a survey of her peers as a New Jersey "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers in 2019 and 2021.
Bar and Court Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Temple University Beasley School of Law, LLM, 2018
Widener University, JD, 2012
Rutgers School of Law-Camden, BA
American Bar Association
New Jersey Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association
Camden County Bar Association
Burlington County Bar Association
Philadelphia Lawyers Club
G-28 Immigration Matters Attorney, Department of Homeland Security