Janice F. Mulligan

Top rated Technology Transactions attorney in San Diego, California

Mulligan Law
Janice F. Mulligan
Mulligan Law

Practice Areas: Technology Transactions, Health Care, Medical Malpractice; view more

Licensed in California since: 1981

Education: University of San Diego School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2024

Mulligan Law

2442 4th Avenue
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92101 Visit website


Mulligan is a highly respected, award winning attorney recognized in the legal community for her consistent and thorough investigation, meticulous preparation and zealous representation. Mulligan has been recognized as a Top Attorney 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, the international UIA bar association, the San Diego County Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Orange County Consumer Attorneys, Lawyers Club and the San Diego Press Club. She has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Women Lawyers in San Diego by Super Lawyers.

She is a proven leader in the community, serving on several prominent boards and committees. Ms. Mulligan is curently the president of the Health Law Commission of the International Association of Lawyers (UIA), and the immediate past-chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) TIPS Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Committee. She is a past-chair emeritus of the ABA Standing Committee on Medical Professional Liability and a former member of the ABA Standing Committee on the American Judicial System. Ms. Mulligan also served as a Commissioner on the State Bar of California's Judicial Nominee Evaluation Commission (JNE). 

She frequently teaches lawyers courses in multiple courses insurance, malpractice, cybersecurity and big data and trial techniques. Ms. Mulligan previously served as a clinical instructor at the University of California San Diego Medical School, where she instructed on topics related to patient safety issues and ethics. 

She has successfully prosecuted complex cases involving numerous high profile defendants including corporations, insurance companies, hospitals and nursing homes. For over 30 years, Ms. Mulligan has been representing individuals and families who have experienced life-changing losses from medical malpractice, product liability, transportation accidents and/ or nursing home abuse. On the cutting edge of innovative legal issues, Ms. Mulligan also has advanced knowledge and experience in representing parties in potential individual and class action claims arising from cyberattacks on personal health data, stem cell and/or fraud. 

In addition to her team of experienced trial attorneys, a veteran insurance industry attorney, a board-certified physician attorney are also on staff at Mulligan, Banham & Findley. Throughout her tenure as a trial attorney, Ms. Mulligan has also amassed a network of some of the most qualified experts in the country to ensure premier assistance. In doing so, she has consistently secured outstanding results for her clients.

Practice areas

Technology Transactions, Health Care, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Science and Technology Law

First Admitted: 1981, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.janmulligan.com/lawyers/janice-f-mulligan/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  •  Lexing Network, Member of this international network of tech lawyers, with headquarters in Paris, France. Member since 2022
  • Health Law Commission President,  International Association of Attorneys (UIA) from 2018-2022
  • California Lawyers Association, Privacy Section member 
  • American Bar Association: Chair TIPS Cybersecurity & Privacy Committee, 2019-2020, TIPS Council, 2003-2007, Member 1998-2013, Chair Emeritus Medical Professional Liability Committee. 
  • University of California, San Diego, Health Services ,Family Practice & Preventive Medicine Clinical Instructor 2012-2016
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member, Board of Directors, 1987 - 1990, Vice-President 1990-1991, member 1981-to date 
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Member, Board of Directors, 1986 - 1991, Member 1983-to date
  • California State Bar  Association, Commission on  Judicial Nominees Evaluation (JNE) 2014-2017
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego, Chair, Judicial Endorsements Committee, 1999 - 2004
  •  American Bar Association, House of Delegates, 1998 - 2013
  • Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) Biotechnology Working Group, ViceChair 2013-to date
  • American Bar Association, TIPS Chair, Task Force on Plaintiffs’ Involvement,2000 - 2002, Member 2000-to date
  •  San Diego Inn of Court, President 2007-2008 Board of Directors 2000- 2007 
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Co-Chair, Legislation Committee, 1986 - 1987
  • University of San Diego Alumni Association, Member, Board of Directors of Law School, 1985 - 1988
  •  American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Governmental Affairs, Member 2008 - 2010
  •  Lawyers Club of San Diego, Member, Board of Directors, 1986 - 1989
  • American Bar Association, Council and Member, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) 2002 - 2013
  • Current Activities: American Bar Association (ABA) Chair, TIPS Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Committee; Delegate, House of Delegates; Member Standing Committee on American Judicial System. International Association of Attorneys (UIA) President, Health Law Commission                                                                                                                , 2018
  •  Welsh Inn of Court, Master, 2007 - Present
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Numerous multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts resulting in awards, recognition, and most important-- resulting in client satisfaction. 
  • Silver v. McNamee, 69 Cal. App.4th 269, 1999
Educational Background:
  • University of San Diego, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1981, 1981
  • St. Anthony’s College, Oxford University, Oxford, England, 1976-1977
  • University of San Diego, B.A. in International Relations, French, May, 1978
  • Award for Contributions to the Legal Profession, San Diego County Bar Association , 2006
  • , Top Gun In Medical Malpractice , Orange County Consumer Attorneys, 2019
  • Following a trial where the defendant made no offer, Ms. Mulligan and her law partner Brian Findley, obtained a $5.5 million dollar jury verdict. The day following the unanimous verdict, the jury visited the grave of the deceased patient, leaving a note of sympathy and respect for his spouse. Two separate awards were given for this jury verdict, naming Ms. Mulligan "Top Gun in Medical Malpractice" by the Orange County Bar Association and "Trial Star" by the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, CASD OCBA
  • Belva Lockwood Award for Contributions to the Legal Profession, Lawyer’s Club, 2001
  • AV-Pre-Eminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  •  Ms. Mulligan was given an award for the best scientific paper at an international congress held by UIA in Valencia, Spain for her treatise entitled:  How Would You Like Your Pacemaker to be Hacked? Health Care Cyber Vulnerability A copy of the paper is available at: http://www.janmulligan.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/UIA-Mulligan-cybersecurity-paper-for-publication-oct-20151.pdf, International Association of Lawyers (UIA), 2015
  • Outstanding Advocacy Award, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, 2008
  • Mulligan was humbled and proud to receive the ABA Jim Carroll Leadership Award in a special ceremony at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.. , Leadership Award , American Bar Association, TIPS , 2013
White Papers:
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Mediator Certification Pepperdine University School of LawStrauss Center for Dispute Resolutuon , 2019
  • Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College graduate. Attended graduate classes on an ongoing basis. , 2012
  • Center for International Legal Studies (CILS), Salzburg Austria, Training/ Certification (2010); Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College (TLC) Certification (2012) with continuing annual graduate courses; Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Mediation Certification (2018)
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • This article explores the 2022 EU and US accord to allow for the transfer of data to the US from the EU., author, Weathering the Storm of Transatlantic Data Regulations , International Lexing Network International Newsletter, Technology, International Data Transfer, International Law, Data, 2023
  • This article explores the need for wellness plans of action to be implemented for the well being of lawyers, law firms and bar associations. If the profession is to thrive, it must first survive!, co-author, “Well-Being in Law: A Global Call to Action” , UIA Juriste International., Lawyers, Law Firms, Health Care Industry, 2023
  •  This article discusses the impact of COVID-19 on not only individual lives, but society's structures. They also ask why this pandemic occurred, emphasize lessons learned, and predict that telemedicine will be vital to preserving health care structures., co-author, Trace, Test, and Treat COVID-19: A Tale of Two Cultures and the Future of Health Care , UIA Juriste International Journal , International Legal Community, 2020
  • 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
  • Center For International Legal Studies (CILS), Guest Professor, Rezekne, Latvia (October, 2010),Debrecen, Hungary (October, 2011), Lublin, Poland (May, 2013), Salzburg, Austria (May,2015)
  •  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)
  • 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)
  •  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)
  • American Bar Association Journal Vol 86 , p. 61, January, 2000, author, Medical Sleuthing, 2000
  •  American Bar Association, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Trial Techniques Taking the Experts' Deposition,(Summer, 2003)
  •  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
  • 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., 
  •  Elder Abuse Tort Claims in California, NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE (1999, updated 2000) Fischer, D., Giovanello, A., Mulligan, J.F.,
  • HMO’s, IPO's, IPP's, When Are Health Care Professionals Liable? ULRICH, NASH, & GUMP, INC. (1999) Diachenko, T.M., Mulligan, J.F.,
  • Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) 56th Congress, Dresden, Germany, Availability of Healthcare in the United States November, 2012 
  • Union Internationale Des Avocats (UIA) Doctors Without Borders: The Future of Telemedicine Budapest, Hungary May, 2014, Speaker, Co-Chair Biotechnology Law Commission
  • 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), 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

Office location for Janice F. Mulligan

2442 4th Avenue
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-238-8700

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