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Biography

Janani has exclusively practiced family law since graduating from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law. She is a Certified Family Law Specialist and experienced trial attorney. 

Janani was born in Virginia and moved to Northern California when she was 10. As a child, she was an avid fan of spelling bees and Lincoln-Douglas debate. She earned a degree in Political Theory from the University of California at San Diego, and spent her junior year studying abroad in London at the School of Oriental and African Studies, where she traveled as extensively as she could while obtaining a minor in South Asian Studies. In law school, Janani completed family law clerkships with the Honorable Amy Pellman and Honorable Harvey Silberman of the Los Angeles Superior Court, worked as a summer and fall associate at a well-known family law firm, and interned at the Alliance for Children's Rights, Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law, and Western Center for Law & Poverty.

Janani lives in Irvine with her husband and two children. She is involved with the pediatric epilepsy community, the South Asian legal community, and the USC Gould School of Law alumni association.

Janani limits her practice to Orange County family law matters.

Professional Associations

  • USC Gould School of Law Alumni Association, Orange County Regional Chapter (Present: Co-Chair)
  • South Asian Bar Association of Southern California Steering Committee (Past President, 2019-2020)
  • Project Youth OCBF, Associate Board Member
  • Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Orange County Bar Association (Family Law Section)
  • Epilepsy Foundation, Orange County Regional Committee
  • Academy of Certified Financial Litigators, Los Angeles Chapter, Founding Member
  • Member of the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Member, Orange County Women Lawyers Association
  • Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Member, Orange County Asian American Bar Association
  • South Asian Network Advisory Council

Education

  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Editor, Hale Moot Court Honors Program, USC Gould School of Law
  • University of California San Diego
    • B.S.
    • Major: Political Theory
  • London School of Oriental & African Studies
    • Minor: South Asian Studies

Classes & Seminars

  • Enterprising Women (panel discussion), May 2022, Epilepsy Foundation of Orange County
  • What Every Business Owner Should Know About Divorce (CLE webinar), May 2022, Orange County Bar Association, Business & Corporate Law Section
  • Moderator, “What We Wish We Knew”, a panel discussion regarding career advancement, (panel discussion, moderator), June 2021, Orange County Bar Association, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
  • Guest Lecturer, USC Gould School of Law, Community Property, “Insurance, Disability Pay & Severance” (March 2020, November 2021 [ant.]))
  • Lecturer, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Family Law Clinic, “Child Custody Move-Aways” (May 2017)

Honors

  • Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch”
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars List

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Specialist in Family Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Child support
  • Spousal Support
  • Property Division
  • Custody and Visitation
  • Business Valuation
  • Attorney Fees

Bar Admission

  • California