Macel Hubbard Janoschka

Attorney, First Truth Law


I grew up in Wise, Virginia.  I attended Virginia Tech for college and would have gladly spent another three years there if VT had a law school!  Since they didn’t, I ventured south to the University of South Carolina.  Following graduation, I returned to Virginia and spent a year clerking for the Roanoke City Circuit Court. 

From 2007 through the summer of 2022, my practice was solely focused on the defense of lawsuits.  I started practice with a large Roanoke law firm which is where I first met Lauren.  In 2011, I moved to a smaller firm in Roanoke.  I have over fifteen years of experience working with both large and small insurance carriers.  I am eager to bring this defense perspective to First Truth Law and am excited to be working with Lauren.

Outside of my law practice, I enjoy spending time with my two sons and my husband.  I especially enjoy volunteering within our community and am active with my children’s schools and with several local community organizations. 


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D.
  • Virginia Tech, B.A.

Professional Associations

  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • Virginia Women’s Attorney Association


  • 2020 Virginia Leader in the Law – Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • Roanoker Magazine’s 2020 Class of 40 under 40
  • 2017 Roanoke Bar Association Young Lawyer of the Year
  • 2016 Inaugural Class of Up and Coming Attorneys – Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • 2009- Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers’ Conference Outstanding Service Award
  • 1x Virginia Super Lawyer
  • 9x Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Current Community Involvement

  • Chair, Roanoke Law Foundation
  • Past President, Roanoke Bar Association
  • Member, Salem Economic Development Authority
  • Faculty, VSB Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course
  • Member, CHIP Roanoke Valley Board of Directors