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Jane Wesley Brooks

Divorce and separation Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Certified Family Law Specialist


Licensed for 17 years

About Jane

Learn Jane’s areas of practice.

Jane Wesley Brooks, CFLS, is a San Diego family law attorney with extensive experience in divorce, child custody, child support, property division, paternity and family law mediation. As an experienced trial attorney and mediator, Jane Wesley Brooks knows the value, both financial and emotional, in avoiding litigation when possible, and she will seek resolution through settlement from the outset.

 

Exclusive Divorce and Family Law Mediation Practice

Jane Wesley Brooks believes that for legal solutions to be effective, clear communication is imperative, and the parties involved must take ownership of their role in the case. She not only educates her clients about the law behind divorce and other family law disputes, she also tailors legal solutions based on the personal needs of each client. Each parent or family member will feel empowered by the knowledge of their rights, roles and responsibilities.

 

The Importance of Working With a Certified Family Law Specialist
 (CFLS)

A Certified Family Law Specialist, or CFLS, is an attorney who has obtained certification in the standards of California family law and demonstrated optimal legal competence. Attorneys who obtain this certification have specific expertise in all aspects of family law, which includes divorce or the dissolution of marriage, child and spousal support, child custody, and temporary restraining orders, among other areas of emphasis.
Not every attorney practicing family law has obtained this certification. In fact, the designation remains relatively rare—there are fewer than 2,000 CFLS attorneys in California and fewer than 200 in San Diego. 


When you work with JWB Family Law, you can rest assured that your personal family situation and concerns are being handled by a team that has the specialization and expertise you need to bring your issues to resolution. 

Our staff is accessible. You will be kept up-to-date about the progress of your case. Our billing is streamlined and easy to understand.

Call us today for an initial consultation (619) 234-6123.

 

 

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Licensed for 17 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 09/15/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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JWB Family Law
1620 5th Ave., Suite 600
San Diego, CA, 92101

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Jane received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Marcia | June 7, 2015
Excellent Divorce Attorney
When I needed help with my divorce I turned to my colleague Jane Wesley Brooks. It was the best decision I could make. Jane's expertise handling all aspects of my case allowed me to take care of my son and focus on my life. Jane explained the process, kept me informed and answered all my questions. When I call or email the office I get a response generally within a day. Jane's staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. Going through a divorce is a difficult time but Jane commitment and compassion make it as smooth as possible. I highly recommend Jane's services to anyone needing a divorce attorney.
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Posted by Ed | December 2, 2022
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JWB
Jane is an outstanding divorce attorney. Attention to detail and timely responses were much appreciated. We did not agree on everything, yet Jane always had my best interest. No one wins in divorce, and Jane made the process slightly less painful. I highly recommend her services.
Posted by John | November 11, 2022
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Jane kept a 'simple' matter simple!
We wanted to end a no longer applicable Prenuptial Agreement and Jane walked through the process, helping us avoid the traps and pitfalls. She helped us connect with a second attorney who made sure the whole process was arms-length. Jane's careful explanations were very helpful in what appeared to be a difficult and daunting chore, and we really appreciate her skills and approach.
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Posted by Sarah P. | November 10, 2022
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One of the best Family Law Attorney's ever
Jane helped me with my two divorces. While I was going through one of the most difficult seasons of my life, Jane made me feel seen and heard. She helped me see the light at the end of the tunnel and was there for me every step of the way. Obviously, when you are going through a divorce and have minor children, there are a lot of emotions and logistics to work through. Jane did this all for me. She took the burden of figuring out how my life was going to look post-marriage away from me. Jane is a very intelligent, well-versed family law attorney and made sure I was getting what I was entitled to. She strives to settle but will fight for you when necessary. I can't speak highly enough about Jane and all she has done for me over the years. I hope I don't go through anything like this again, but if I did, Jane would be the first and only person I call. If you need help, peace of mind, or an advocate, make sure you call Jane!
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Posted by Joy M. | November 9, 2022
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Jane Wesley Brooks
Going through a divorce is one of the most overwhelming and emotional times in your life. The unknown can create an unbelievable amount of anxiety for all involved. Jane had a calming effect on me during our initial meeting that helped put things in better perspective. She did a wonderful job of explaining how the dissolution process works and the formulas that go into determining things like support and custody arrangements. Jane is also a big advocate for trying to settle things as reasonably as possible for both sides. Having consulted a couple of other firms, I felt this was a refreshing approach that would hopefully save us thousands in attorney fees. My case fortunately only required one appearance in court and I think in large part that was because Jane was more organized and well versed in some of the special circumstances of our situation than the other legal team. She knows her craft and it was very apparent that day. Divorce is a monumental upheaval for many families. I am thankful to Jane and her team for their expertise, clear communication and calm demeanor throughout my case. I truly believe I was able to start moving on sooner than later because I had the right team managing this unfortunate time in my life.
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Posted by Scott | August 25, 2022
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Exceptional!
I am absolutely thrilled with Jane, Jessica, & JWB Family Law. In my direct experience, everyone on the staff was very professional and very communicative. The team was invested in understanding my unique situation and coming up with ideas and strategies that led to the result I wanted. I highly recommend JWB Family Law.
Posted by peter | March 1, 2019
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Superstar Lawyer
My nightmare situation started with my ex not sharing time with my son. She would keep him outside of our agreement and dared me to get an attorney. Jane Wesley Brooks gave me a free initial consultation and after careful consideration, I decided to take a leap of faith and fight for my legal right to see my son. My ex-hired an attorney who was not prepared to deal with Jane. When we came to our day in court after several failed attempts to come to an agreement before. Jane had a notebook full of evidence the other attorney had nothing. When at court we still could not come to an agreement Jane said lets get going and stop with negotiations. At this point opposing council asked to meet with the judge in person. I was given EVERYTHING that I was asking for. Getting a lawyer is not cheap but if you're going to fight for your right get the best. You do not want to be on the other side going up against Jane I can promise you that. She is 5 out of 5 stars and I have now created amazing memories with my son.
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2016
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The BEST Family Law Attorney in California
My Ex retained an attorney who counseled him not to disclose a felony drug conviction and filed false abduction charges against me and my parents. I retained Jane who found the non disclosed felony, and other criminal behavior and was able to get sole custody of my daughter. After two and a half years of litigation this nightmare is concluded. Jane and her staff went above and beyond for us in this most unprecedented case. They were diligent in their communication and support during this horrendous ordeal. They are the Best of the Best!!
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Posted by Greg | September 12, 2015
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Jane Wesley Brooks - Divorce attorney
Jane was my divorce attorney and handled the proceedings in a very professional manner. Jane kept me informed throughout the process, explained important legal concepts in a clear and concise manner, and always worked to minimize my costs and bring the divorce to a timely conclusion. Quite simply, Jane is the best!
Posted by Vinny | August 24, 2015
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Jane to my Rescue...Again
I had just gotten married in January 2015 and was very happy for 11 days before my wife showed her completely sociopathic behavior. The 4.5 month train wreck of complete lies, fabricated stories, false accusations, constant threats, manipulation, prison style monitoring and control, and criminal style interrogations by my ex on every facet of my life, past and present, became my second go around with Jane as my attorney after I was a victim of domestic violence in May. And what can I say...Jane maneuvered everything perfectly and had the case do a complete 180, whereas my ex had been asking for twice the amount I originally offered for her to walk away. When she turned down the offer, Jane turned up the heat and now my ex is paying me. I am still out money overall, but without Jane, it would have been so much worse. Thank you, Jane. You saved me AGAIN!! :)
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-425 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • JWB Family Law
  • 2006 - Present
  • Legal Intern
  • San Diego Public Defender's Office
  • 2002 - 2003

Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Minnesota
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Associations

  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • GSDBA BNG
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Diego Family Law Professionals
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • LEADership San Diego Award
  • 10News San Diego
  • 2018
  • Preeminent AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

  • Bridging the Gap Conference 2017
  • Elimination of Bias in the Legal Community
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (5)
Endorse Jane
Family Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Jane Wesley for many years and have worked with her on several family law matters. Jane Wesley is reliable and skilled, and she works hard to achieve the best possible results for her clients. I would trust Jane Wesley with any of my cases and clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Extremely ethical and effective practice."
Family Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jane is an exceptional family law attorney. She is compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. My law partner, Donna Denham, and I have come to really value the ability to brainstorm with her when we have challenging issues that need a different perspective."
Family Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jane for several years. She was opposing counsel on a case several years ago. I found her to be efficient, detail oriented, knowledgeable and easy to work with during the process."
Family Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I was lucky to do some contract work for Jane. Jane knows the law backwards and forwards and cares deeply about her clients. Also, Jane has a natural knack for persuasive writing."
Family Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work with Jane Wesley Brooks on several occasions. In my transactions with Ms. Brooks I have found her to be honest, hard working and very thorough. Her commitment to her clients and her knowledge of Family Law are incomparable. She approaches matters with an enthusiasm and determination that I truly admire. I would definitely recommend Jane to anyone needing a Family Law Attorney."
Family Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I am Jane's associate and there are not enough good things I can say about her. Not only is she an amazing mentor to me, she cares about our clients so much and is willing to do whatever is necessary to get the best results possible. I am so lucky to work for someone who is so passionate about what we do and who pays so much attention to what is in the best interest of each and every one of our clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Working with Jane is a joy - she's smart, well-prepared, courteous, and professional. Jane zealously advocates for her clients in the court room and provides attentive counsel outside of the court room. I wholeheartedly endorse Jane for her commitment to and expertise in the area of family law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Ms. Brooks after I was substituted in as attorney of record on a criminal client's divorce matter. Although there had been some missteps by previous counsel, Ms. Brooks did not let that effect our handling of the case together. We worked together to obtain a swift and fair resolution of the matter."
Family Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jane for several years and have referred several of my clients to her for family law matters. Jane is knowledgeable and experienced and I endorse her without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jane is a dedicated and hardworking lawyer. Jane is focused on her client's well being and a positive outcome for them."
Family Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jane is a very professional, knowledge and tenacious attorney. Jane is great in court, she is aggressive when she needs to be based on the case and effective in the courtroom."
Family Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jane for her broad knowledge of family law. I have consulted with her when my criminal case clients have had family law issues. I have referred several clients to Jane and have only received positive feedback. She is experienced and works hard for her clients. I endorse her without hesitation."
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San Diego Divorce and separation Lawyer Jane Wesley Brooks
Jane Wesley Brooks
Divorce and separation Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 17 years