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About me

I love practicing law and I am grateful that I am able to help others. Born and raised in Chicago, I have lived in California since 1974. My passions include my family, friends and helping people. I enjoy yoga,travel and reading. I appreciate the opportunities and life experiences I have had. 


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Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 30%
    32 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 20%
    32 years, 75 cases
  3. Brain Injury: 20%
    34 years, 200 cases
  4. Birth Injury: 20%
    32 years, 150 cases
  5. Car Accidents: 10%
    33 years, 1 thousand cases

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. Jan and her partner Betsy Banham are the best medical malpractice team of lawyers in San Diego, with a great support staff. I have referred several medical malpractice cases to them, and they never fail to get great results. They are kind, compassionate and understanding toward their clients, yet they are a pair of tigresses when dealing with opponents. They have my highest recommendation.


    H. Collins Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Gregory Charles Ashcraft

    I endorse this lawyer. I actually served with Janice on a jury and she was well spoken and conducts herself in such a way that I know that she would be outstanding to see in court.


    Gregory Ashcraft Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

2442 4th Ave #100
San Diego, CA, 92101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Service to the Legal CommunitySan Diego County Bar Association2006
Belva Lockwood Award for Contributions to the Legal ProfessionLawyers Club2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMulligan & Banham1983 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationChair, Standing Committee of Medical Professional Liability2005 - 2008
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionCouncil2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationHouse of Delegates1998 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
The Textbook of Spinal SurgeryLegal Implications and Strategies2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of San DiegoInternational Relations/ FrenchB.A.1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Bar AssociationExpert Witnesses in Medical Malpractice Cases2009