Janice P. Brown

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in San Diego, CA

Meyers Nave
 | 600 B St, Suite 1650
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-330-1700
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (50%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (30%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Janice Brown is a Principal in Meyers Nave’s Labor and Employment Practice, Workplace Investigations Practice, and Commercial Litigation Practice. She has more than 35 years of trial, arbitration, and appellate experience in state and federal courts. Janice’s distinguished career began in the U.S. Justice Department where she quickly demonstrated outstanding legal expertise that earned her membership in the Honors Program and the “Outstanding Trial Attorney” and “Trial Lawyer of the Year” awards in under three years.

    Janice is recognized as a pioneer in the legal profession as the founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Brown Law Group, a woman- and minority-owned employment and business litigation firm in San Diego that served local corporations and Fortune 50 companies headquartered throughout the U.S. for over 20 years. She is a trusted advisor to clients, an inspirational mentor to colleagues, and an influential leader in advancing diversity throughout the legal profession. For example, San Diego SuperLawyers magazine published an article about Janice titled “Chief Executive Optimist: Janice Brown took an uncommon approach to the law and built an uncommon firm.”

    Employment Law and Litigation: Janice provides employers with a comprehensive range of employment law advice and counseling, training, internal investigations, and administrative hearings and litigation. She is an expert in drafting and revising personnel policies, employee handbooks, and employment and severance agreements, as well as providing advice on complex issues such as employee classification, discipline and terminations, leaves of absence, disability issues, employee privacy, and whistleblower laws. She also advises on HR assessments and compliance audits.

    Janice advises on the myriad of laws and regulations that impose a significant compliance burden on employers. She also helps clients understand the extensive number of state, federal, and administrative agency decisions that construe ever-changing and increasingly complex employment laws.

    Janice’s approach to employment litigation focuses on understanding that legal disputes between employers and employees can be highly charged, intensely personal, and problematic when made public. Employment disputes can also impact a client’s general employer-employee relationship.

    When litigation is unavoidable, Janice defends employers in single- and multi-plaintiff lawsuits involving allegations of wage-and-hour violations, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, racial discrimination, age discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, medical leave, disability accommodation, defamation, pregnancy, and retaliation, among others. Janice also has a unique specialty handling Private Attorneys General Act lawsuits which are similar to qui tam cases involving different processes, penalties, and damages than traditional employment suits.

    Business Litigation: Janice serves as a strategic partner with clients that are involved in commercial litigation as defendants or plaintiffs. She studies and understands each client’s business and develops litigation strategies that are legally efficient, cost-effective, and practical. Her goal is to minimize the distraction and disruption that litigation can cause at all levels of the daily operation of a client’s business.

    Janice’s commercial litigation clients include local businesses and national corporations in the economic sectors of insurance, financial services, telecommunications, retail, professional sports, food and beverage, manufacturing, transportation, construction, real estate, and entertainment. For these clients, she has handled an extensive scope of litigation, including breach of fiduciary duty, corporate governance, shareholder derivative actions, trade secret misappropriation, trademark infringement, fraud and breach of contract, business disparagement and defamation, partnership or corporation creation and dissolution, unfair competition, and tortious interference with a contract or prospective business relations.

    Janice is well known for her legal expertise as well as her commitment to local community service. She has been featured on the local San Diego affiliates of CBS, Fox, ABC, and NBC for her insights on topics such as sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Janice also is a frequent speaker on economic development and personal and business success.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Employment Litigation: Defense
    • 30%Employment & Labor: Employer
    • 20%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment


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    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

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    About Janice Brown

    Admitted: 1984, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.meyersnave.com/attorney/janice-brown/


    • Women Who Mean Business in the Law, San Diego Business Journal, 1998
    • Super Lawyer, 2007
    • Top 25 Attorneys - Employment, San Diego Daily Transcript, 2005
    • Distinguished Alumni Merit Award, Gonzaga University, 2010
    • Trial Lawyer of the Year, Department of Justice, 1987
    • Diversity Professional of the Year, San Diego County Bar Association, 2003
    • 50 People to Watch in 2007, San Diego Magazine, 2007
    • Lawyer of the Year, California Association of Black Lawyers, 1995
    • Witkin Legal Professional of the Year, Witkin Legal Institute, 2003
    • 10 Coolest Women, San Diego Girl Scouts, 2007

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • San Diego County Bar Association - Member
    • San Diego County Bar Association, Vice President
    • California Minority Counsel Program - Member
    • Senator Kamala Harris's Judicial Advisory Committee
    • San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation - Chair, Board of Directors
    • San Diego Judicial Evaluation Committee
    • Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association - Past President and Member
    • National Bar Association - Member
    • Centre City Development Corporation - Past Board Member
    • The National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF)
    • American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice - Council
    • Lawyers Club of San Diego - Member
    • American Bar Association - House of Delegates
    • National Employment Law Council - Member
    • NAACP - Lifetime Member

    Educational Background:

    • University of Montana
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    Office Location for Janice P. Brown

    600 B St
    Suite 1650
    San Diego, CA 92101

    Phone: 619-330-1700

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