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Janice Deaton is a federal criminal defense attorney with over thirty years experience. 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. In 2013, 2017, and 2018, she was recognized as a “Top Lawyer in San Diego,” published in San Diego Magazine.

EXPERIENCE

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Education

Law School
UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Juris Doctorate, cum laude, 1987

BAR ADMISSION
1988, California and U.S. District Court,
Southern District of California
1988, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
1990, U.S. Supreme Court

Universities
UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO
Kroc School of Peace Studies
Master of Arts, 2010
Specialization in Human Rights and Rule of Law in Mexico and Guatemala

SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Arts, Classics and Spanish, 1982

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA (SPAIN)
Certificate, Spanish Studies, 1980

Professional Activities

JUSTICE IN MEXICO PROGRAM, UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO
Oral Trial Skills Course Director, Oral Adversarial Skill-Building Seminar (OASIS), 2013-PRESENT

CALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW
Proyecto Acceso Academia de Destreza de Litigación (Oral Trial Advocacy Skills Training Institute)
Faculty Instructor

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR TRIAL ADVOCACY
Faculty Instructor

Boards & Councils 

USD Trans-Border Institute, Advisory Council Member

San Diego Museum of Man Border Crossing Project, Member-at-Large

Consejo Asesor de Escuela de Estudios e Investigación Judicial, Guanajuato, México

Awards

“San Diego’s Top Lawyer”, San Diego Magazine, 2012, 2016, 2018

Alumni Honoree for Exceptional Achievement, University of San Diego, 2016