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Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in San Diego, CA

Janice F. Mulligan
Mulligan, Banham & Findley
2442 4th Avenue, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Work 619-238-8700
Fax Fax 619-238-8701
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1981
Education: University of San Diego School of Law
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%), Health Care (10%), Food and Drugs (10%), Elder Law (10%)
Industry Groups: AAJ, ABA, CAOC, CASD, CILS, Lawyers Club, State Bar Of California, TLC, UIA


Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2016

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Janice F. Mulligan combines ethics and a comprehensive knowledge of both medicine and the law in her aggressive representation of clients in catastrophic personal injury cases involving medical malpractice, wrongful death, product liability, nursing home abuse and serious automotive accidents.

For over 30 years, Ms. Mulligan has been representing California consumers and is a leader in medical malpractice, serving on several boards and committees including chair emeritus of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Medical Professional Liability; and she frequently teaches courses in medical malpractice, trends in personal injury law and trial techniques. Ms. Mulligan also serves as a clinical instructor at the University of San Diego Medical Center, where she teaches physicians and medical students laws related to patient safety issues. 

A board-certified physician is on staff at Mulligan, Banham & Findley to assist with case selection and preparation. Throughout her tenure as a personal injury attorney, Ms. Mulligan has also amassed a network of some of the most qualified medical experts in the country to ensure premier assistance. In doing so, she has won hundreds of millions of dollars for clients in specialized areas of personal injury.

About Janice Mulligan

Law School: University of San Diego School of Law

Admitted: 1981, California

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Honors and Awards:

  • Leadership Award , American Bar Association, TIPS , 2013
  • Outstanding Advocacy Award, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, 2008
  • Award for Contributions to the Legal Profession, San Diego County Bar Association, 2006
  • Belva Lockwood Award for Contributions to the Legal Profession, Lawyer’s Club, 2001
  • AV-Pre-Eminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Center for International Legal Studies (CILS), Salzburg Austria, Training/ Certification 2010 Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College,Certification 2012, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California State Bar  Association, Commission on  Judicial Nominees Evaluation (JNE), 2014
  • University of California, San Diego, Health Services ,Family Practice & Preventive Medicine Clinical Instructor 2012-to date
  •  Lawyers Club of San Diego, Member, Board of Directors, 1986 - 1989
  •  Lawyers Club of San Diego, Member, Advisory Board,1998 - 2010
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego, Chair, Judicial Endorsements Committee, 1999 - 2004
  • University of San Diego Alumni Association, Member, Board of Directors of Law School, 1985 - 1988
  • University of San Diego Alumni Association, Member, Board of Directors, University at Large,  1983 - 1988
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Member, Board of Directors, 1986 - 1991, Member 1983-to date
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Co-Chair, Legislation Committee, 1986 - 1987
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Chair, Lawyer Referral and Information Service, 1985 - 1988
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member, Board of Directors, 1987 - 1990, Vice-President 1990-1991, member 1981-to date 
  •  San Diego Inn of Court, President 2007-2008 Board of Directors 2000- 2007 
  •  Welsh Inn of Court, Master, 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association, TIPS Medicine & Law Committee, Chair, 2000 - 2001 member 2000-to date
  •  American Bar Association, House of Delegates, 1998 - 2013
  • American Bar Association, TIPS Chair, Task Force on Plaintiffs’ Involvement,2000 - 2002, Member 2000-to date
  • American Bar Association, Council and Member, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) 2002 - 2013
  •  American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Governmental Affairs, Member 2008 - 2010
  • American Bar Association: Standing Committee on Medical Professional Liability,Emeritus Chair & Liaison to TIPS Council, 2008- 2013; Chair, 2003-2007, Member 1992-2013 
  • Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) Biotechnology Working Group, ViceChair 2013-to date
  • Arbitrator, San Diego County Superior Court, 1988-2009

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • The Textbook of Spinal Surgery, 3rd Ed. Mulligan,JF. Hansen, HH, Uitto,J., Craig,PA, Garfin, SR, "Legal Implications and Strategies",Chapter, Bridwell KH,  Editor-in-Chief: The Textbook of Spinal Surgery, Vols. 1 and 2.  , co-author, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2013
  • American Bar Association Journal Vol 86 , p. 61, January, 2000, author, Medical Sleuthing, 2000
  • How Would You Like it if Your Pacemaker was Hacked? Healthcare Cyber Vulnerability: A Risk Management Nightmare for the 21st Century ,Valencia, Spain , Speaker, Co-Chair Biotechnology Commission, Union Internationale Des Avocats (UIA)
  • Brain Software, Genomics and Personalized Medicine: Legal and Biotechnology Challenges, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Speaker, Co-Chair Biotechnology Commission , Union Internationale Des Avocats (UIA)
  • Union Internationale Des Avocats (UIA) Doctors Without Borders: The Future of Telemedicine Budapest, Hungary May, 2014, Speaker, Co-Chair Biotechnology Law Commission
  • Union Internationale Des Avocats (UIA), How Would You Like Your Pacemaker Hacked? Cybersecurity in Healthcare: the Risk Management Headache For the  21st Century October,2015, Speaker, Co-Chair Biotechnology Law Commission
  • Center For International Legal Studies (CILS), Guest Professor, Rezekne, Latvia (October, 2010),Debrecen, Hungary (October, 2011), Lublin, Poland (May, 2013), Salzburg, Austria (May,2015)
  • Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) 56th Congress, Dresden, Germany, Availability of Healthcare in the United States November, 2012 
  • HMO’s, IPO's, IPP's, When Are Health Care Professionals Liable? ULRICH, NASH, & GUMP, INC. (1999) Diachenko, T.M., Mulligan, J.F.,
  •  Elder Abuse Tort Claims in California, NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE (1999, updated 2000) Fischer, D., Giovanello, A., Mulligan, J.F.,
  • Medical Malpractice in California Handbook, NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE, (1996 updated 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001) DiCaro, J.R., Mulligan, J.F., Reeve, T.B., 
  •  American Bar Association, Presidential Showcase, Annual Meeting, 10 Rules For Succeeding in a Solo/Small Firm with a Plaintiff's Personal Injury Practice August, 2003, Republished in TIPS Brief, Fall, 2004 edition
  •  American Bar Association, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Trial Techniques Taking the Experts' Deposition,(Summer, 2003)
  •  Litigating Nursing Home Wandering Cases, 2 Elder’s Advisor 9-20 (2000),Mulligan, Janice F., Levin, Steven M. Levin, Reprinted with permission, The Elder Law Portfolio Series, Vol.I, ed by Harry S. Margolies (2006, 2007)
  • Litigating the Nursing Home Wandering or Elopement Case Part I: Standard of Care and Discovery (2001) Long Term Litigation 4-5, Braun, Julie A., J.D., LL.M., Mulligan, Janice F., J.D., Reprinted with permission, The Elder Law Portfolio Series, Vol.I, ed by Harry S. Margolies (2006, 2007)
  •  Discovery in the Wandering or Elopement Case Long-Term Care Litigation, Volume 4, Number I (2000),  Braun,Julie A., J.D., LL.M., and Mulligan, Janice F., J.D. Reprinted with permission, The Elder Law Portfolio Series, Vol.I, ed by Harry S. Margolies (2006, 2007)

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Silver v. McNamee, 69 Cal. App.4th 269, 1999

Educational Background:

  • University of San Diego, B.A. in International Relations, French, May, 1978
  • University of San Diego, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1981
  • St. Anthony’s College, Oxford University, Oxford, England, 1976-1977

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