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Passion. Experience. Diligence.
Janice Deaton is a practicing federal criminal defense attorney with over 30 years experience. After leaving Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc., she continued to focus on criminal defense in her private practice. Her private practice includes all stages of criminal proceedings from first appearance through appeal. She practices in Federal Court throughout the country and has represented clients in Tennessee, Arkansas, as well as California. Ms. Deaton has been recognized on the list of “Top Lawyers in San Diego,” by San Diego Magazine since 2014. Ms. Deaton has also been recognized on the list of “Super Lawyers” since 2017.
Ms. Deaton is fluent in Spanish and has coordinated and taught several courses oral trial advocacy and advanced litigation techniques throughout Mexico. She has been an oral trials teaching faculty for Latin American judges and attorneys for Poder Judicial (Guanajuato, Mexico), Cal Western School of Law (“Proyecto Acceso’s Academia de Destreza de Litigación,”) and the Justice in Mexico’s Oral Adversarial and Skill-building Immersion Seminar (OASIS).
In 2012, Ms. Deaton authored and published Detention Without Charge, a special report providing a detailed assessment of the use of arraigo, a detention-without-arrest mechanism used as a prosecutorial mechanism in Mexico.