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Jana Logan is a real estate and creditors’ rights litigator who focuses her practice in the representation of lenders, creditors, receivers and trustees in complex bankruptcy, foreclosure and lender liability litigation in state and federal court.  She also practices in the area of landlord-tenant liability.


Born and raised in California, Jana received a juris doctor degree from Western State University - San Diego, cum laude in 1993, where she was editor of the law review, published author and recipient of numerous American Jurisprudence Awards.


Jana is admitted to practice before the courts of California; the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California; the U.S. District Court of Arizona; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  


She is a current member of the San Diego County Bar Association - Bankruptcy and Real Property Sections; State Bar of California - Real Property Section; Director, San Diego County Bar Association, Legal Ethics Committee (2006); Director, Women’s Insolvency Network – San Diego (Past President 2004 and 2005); Director, California Bankruptcy Forum – San Diego Chapter (Past President 2007); Past Director and head of Special Events for Commercial Real Estate Women – (CREW) –San Diego; and Former Director, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni Association.  She is a past director of the California Trustee’s Association (now known as United Trustee’s Association) and a member of the Mortgage Banker’s Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees (NACTT), National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) and the California Mortgage Banker’s Association.


Her professional activities include teaching for Becker Convisor School of Management’s CPA review course – law section.  Ms. Logan has authored legal articles for real estate-related publications and has been a speaker on matters relating to creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, and loan servicing. She is a former licensed real estate broker and agent.  She was a loan servicing manger for hard money loans and operated a foreclosure company before becoming an attorney.  In a past life, she was a banker.


In her spare time she likes to travel, skydive, rollerblade and camp.  She also volunteers at the Old Globe regional theater in San Diego, California.


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Practice areas


  1. Foreclosure: 40%
    22 years, 400 cases
  2. Debt Agreements: 30%
    22 years, 400 cases
  3. Bankruptcy: 20%
    22 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Landlord & Tenant: 10%
    15 years, 500 cases



Hourly ($295-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

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Contact info

Kirby & McGuinn APC

707 Broadway, Ste 1750
San Diego, CA, 92101


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Hardest Worker AwardPerris Valley School of Skydiving1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateKirby & McGuinn, A P.C.2002 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Welsh Inns of CourtMember2006 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Legal Ethics CommitteeCommittee member2005 - Present
Association of Business Trial Lawyers of San DiegoMember2004 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1993 - Present
United Trustee's AssociationMember1990 - Present
San Diego Bankruptcy ForumPresident2005 - 2007
Women's Insolvency NetworkPresident1999 - 2005
Publication nameTitleDate
UTA QuarterlyYou Want to Seize What?2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
National UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trial Publicity: Beyond the Headlines, What Can You Ethically Say About Your Big Case?Ethics2009
Trail PublicityDealilng with the media2009
Ethical Issues Arising from the 2009 Real Estate Crisis: Attorneys, Lenders, Brokers and OthersEthics2009