Janice Mulligan

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Janice F. Mulligan is a hard working, accomplished and compassionate medical malpractice and personal injury attorney who has helped people since she founded this law firm in 1986. Nationally recognized as an outstanding California personal injury attorney and one of the most respected medical malpractice attorneys in California, she has been selected as a top lawyer by peer-reviewed organizations including Super Lawyers and Martindale Hubbell. She is listed in Top Attorneys in San Diego as published in the New York Times , Los Angeles Magazine and San Diego Magazine. She also has been selected for advocacy and leadership awards from the American Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Lawyers Club and the San Diego Press Club.
She has consistently obtained multi-million dollar results for people in over 30 years that she has been a trial attorney. She is highly respected in the legal community for her consistent and thorough investigation, meticulous preparation and zealous representation. Ms. Mulligan is experienced in many practice areas, including complex issues of medical malpractice, transportation liability, serious accidents, wrongful death, nursing home neglect. product liability and medical fraud. She has successfully prosecuted complex cases involving numerous high profile defendant corporations, doctors, hospitals and nursing homes.

Proud to be born and raised in Chicago, Ms. Mulligan credits her success to the amazing mentors and professors who have educated her at the University of San Diego (B.A., 1978), Oxford University, St. Anthony’s College, (1976-77), University of San Diego School of Law (J.D. 1981, Order of the Coif), and the Trial Lawyers College ( 2012).

Giving back to the community is important to Ms. Mulligan. She currently serves as a clinical instructor at the University of California San Diego Medical Center and she is a commissioner on the State Bar of California Judicial Nominations Evaluations Commission (JNE). In recent past, she served the American Bar Association (ABA) as the Chair of the Standing Committee on Medical Professional Liability, an active delegate to the ABA House of Delegates and a member of Council of ABA Tort Trial Insurance Practice Section. She served on the Boards of Directors of the San Diego County Bar Association, the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego and Lawyers Club of San Diego and the Lawyers Club Advisory Board. Ms. Mulligan was the Chair of the San Diego Inns of Court and she continues to serve as a Master in the Welsh Inn of Court.

Ms. Mulligan lectures extensively both domestically and internationally. She has been a speaker in a number of venues throughout the United States as well as Germany, Italy, Latvia, Hungary, Poland, England and Austria.As an outgrowth of her representation of people in a variety of cases and her national and international lectures, she has also gained extensive experience in related issues involving telemedicine/telehealth, medical privacy, medical ethics and the Affordable Care Act. She has a particular interest in the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA). Ms. Mulligan has a deep passion for the practice of law, and a unique ability to articulate people’s cases in a way that resonates with jurors and arbitrators. She is also a proud wife and mother of an amazing daughter. She loves helping people, teaching, litigating difficult cases and fighting for justice.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmacy Law
  • Products Liability
  • Nursing Home Abuse

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
888-710-6815  Phone
619-238-8701  Fax
University Attended:
University of San Diego, B.A., 1978
Law School Attended:
University of San Diego, J.D., 1981
Year of First Admission:
1981, California
San Diego County (Board of Directors, Member, 1987-1990; Vice President, 1989-1990) and American (Delegate, House of Delegates, 1998—; Member, TIPS Council, 2002—; Chair, TIPS Task Force on Plaintiffs' Involvement, 2000-2002; Chair, Medicine & Law Committee, TIPS Section, 2002-2003; Chair, Standing Committee on Medical Professional Liability, 2005—) Bar Associations; State Bar of California (Member, Executive Committee; Member, Litigation Section, 1998-2000); Consumer Attorneys of California; Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (Member, Board of Directors, 1987-1991); Lawyers Club (Member: Board of Directors, 1986-1989; Advisory Board, 1999—; Chair, Judicial Endorsements Committee, 1999-2003); American College of Legal Medicine.
Reported Cases:
Silver v. McNamee, (1999) 69 Cal.App.4th 269.
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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