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Janice F. Mulligan

Medical malpractice Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1981
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Insurance
    Our law firm is part of a COVID-19 attorney task force suing insurance companies for their refusal to pay business interruption claims arising out of the forced closure of businesses. Call today for free consultation.

  2. Medical malpractice
    We help people who have suffered various life-altering major losses, including birth injury, paralysis and wrongful death. With a proven track record, we have obtained scores of multi-million dollar results for individual clients.

    41 years, 2,500 cases

  3. Car accident
    Representing people who suffer permanent injuries including brain damage, paralysis or other catastrophic loss. Let us help you rebuild your life by taking action to get your losses paid.

    42 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    The elderly are among the most vulnerable members of our society. The laws involving nursing home abuse cases are specialized and require the skills of someone with a proven track record. Call us for a free legal case analysis.

    41 years, 75 cases

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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Janice F. Mulligan
2442 4th Ave #100
San Diego, CA, 92101

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Posted by Pat | March 13, 2020
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Janice Mulligan handled my husband's wrongful death/malpractice case 26 years ago, and did an excellent job. I have referred her many times over the years, and have now unfortunately, had to reach out to her again, with regard to a malpractice case on behalf of my 40 year old daughter who died this past November. Jan is not only knowledgeable and professional, but she has a true heart for helping people. Practicing law is her "purpose and passion" and she displays this through her compassion and caring, but her fire and tenacity are as alive now, as they were 26 years ago. Jan fights for her clients and she does not back down. She is honest and direct, which is what is needed at an emotional time, as we grieve the loss or injury of a loved one. I highly recommend Jan to anyone seeking truth and justice.
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2014
I contacted Jan Mulligan on behalf of a family member to review a potential birth injury case.
I contacted Jan Mulligan on behalf of a family member to review a potential birth injury case. She responded very quickly. She and her colleagues then reviewed the documentary evidence, and she promptly provided a response. Although she did not accept the case, Jan took the time to explain in considerable detail the weaknesses of the case and the reasons why they were not able to accept the case. No other lawyer has taken as much time to explain why they would not accept the case. Although Jan did not accept the case, I feel that if the case had been stronger, and, if Jan had accepted the case, she would have communicated promptly and very well with my family member throughout the case.
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Posted by Leslie | June 14, 2013
Kudos and heartfelt thanks are due Jan Mulligan for her work in recovering damages from the insurance company of a man who ran into my 88-year-old Dad in a crosswalk. Jan patiently explained our options and helped us make decisions that worked for US. We were able to get a reasonable recovery - even after the defendant disappeared - without spending an uncomfortable amount of time and energy when time is so precious. Jan clearly understands people as well as the law.
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Posted by David | June 8, 2012
Nothing short of amazing
Nobody will represent you like this firm. Jan and Betsy did an amazing job handling our case. Right from the beginning they exuded a sense of caring and concern that can only be described as motherly. During our immensely emotional battle with the hospital this legal team fought for my daughter tooth and nail and was instrumental in providing a lifetime benefit that will actually last her lifetime. Jan and Betsy work together like peanut butter and jelly. Both are extremely competent as well as sensitive and personable. They took on our case and made us feel like family. There where times when reviewing our case when Jan would get goosebumps or just shed a tear and I knew instantly that her emotions where so very connected to ours and so genuine that I just knew we where in great hands. Mulligan and Banham did a fantastic job. I would recommend this firm to anyone who is in need of justice, anyone who has been medically wronged..... Mulligan and Banham do the work and they do it with heart and soul.
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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2011
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This firm did an amazing job representing me in an unfortunately overly-complicated malpractice case. I'm not sure if any other firm would have been able to win the case, let alone present my case as strongly as they did. They were an absolute pleasure to work with. Everyone in their small office was very friendly and supportive and made me feel like we were all one big team. We spent a lot of time together through the process and they were wonderful people who cared about me as a person as well as genuinely caring about seeking justice in my case. Jan and her partner Betsy are a fantastic team whose strengths complement each other perfectly. Betsy excelled in writing exceptional motions and responses throughout the case as well as keeping track of every minute detail of the case. And Jan was nothing short of amazing in her verbal dominance of the other side in depositions and trial arguments. Let’s just say I’m very glad she was on my side of the table. At the conclusion of my case the judge looked at me and said, “I hope you appreciate the Herculean effort that your lawyers gave in this case.” Believe me I did! And as impressive a comment as that was coming from a neutral observer of the case I was not surprised because that is the type of effort they had given from Day 1. That’s just how they roll.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Mulligan, Banham & Findley
  • 1983 - Present


  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • University of San Diego
  • B.A.
  • 1978


  • American Bar Association
  • House of Delegates
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Chair, Standing Committee of Medical Professional Liability
  • 2005 - 2008
  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Council
  • 2002 - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Attorney of the Year Award, Finalist
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • 2019
  • Top Gun Award for Highest Jury Verdict
  • Orange County Consumer Attorneys Association
  • 2018
  • Outstanding Service to the Legal Community
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • 2006
  • Belva Lockwood Award for Contributions to the Legal Profession
  • Lawyers Club
  • 2001
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  • The Textbook of Spinal Surgery
  • Legal Implications and Strategies
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • American Bar Association
  • Expert Witnesses in Medical Malpractice Cases
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (7)
Endorse Janice
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Janice Mulligan is an excellent attorney whose expertise with medical issues and related tort claims yield extraordinary results for her clients. She has the knowledge, wisdom and courtroom skills to present the best possible case for her clients. I recommend and endorse Janice Mulligan."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Ms. Mulligan for thirty years. She is the lawyer's lawyer, and she is the person I would turn to if any family member were the victim of medical malpractice. Irrespective of how complex the situation, Jan is always a fierce litigator and a tireless advocate for her clients."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is my privilege to endorse this lawyer. Jan is a highly competent lawyer who is aggressive, tenacious and ethical in her representation of her clients. Jan always puts her clients best interests first, as she truly cares about them. She is respected by her peers for her competence, civility and professionalism, and for the great results she gets for her clients. It is my privilege to know and work with Jan. For all of these reasons, I do not hesitate to refer clients to Jan."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jan's and her law firm. Jan is known for being one of the best medical malpractice attorney's in Southern California. She is a highly skilled litigator and has a superb reputation in the legal community."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jan, and her partner, Betsy, are highly-skilled attorneys whom I have the privilege to call both colleague and friend. They represent each client with tenacity, ingenuity, and compassion, and their reputation as formidable adversaries is well-earned. Jan and Betsy are equally well known for their unyielding commitment to civility and professionalism, never sacrificing their integrity to the heat of battle. As a former medical malpractice attorney, I wholeheartedly endorse Jan and Betsy; if it were ever a family member or friend of mine that needed help, that's who I would call."
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San Diego Medical malpractice Lawyer Janice F. Mulligan
Janice F. Mulligan
Medical malpractice Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 42 years