Janani S. Rana

Janani S. Rana


Janani S. Rana grew up in Northern California and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Theory from the University of California at San Diego. She spent a year studying abroad in London at the School of Oriental and African Studies and earned a minor in South Asian Studies. While attending USC Gould School of Law, 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 family law firm, and interned at the Alliance for Children’s Rights, Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law, and Western Center for Law & Poverty.

Prior to joining Minyard Morris in 2016, Janani was at an exclusively family law firm in Beverly Hills for seven years. In 2017, she was named a Certified Specialist in Family Law (“CFLS”) by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. 

Janani limits her practice to Orange County family law matters.


  • University of California San Diego (B.S. Political Theory)
  • London School of Oriental & African Studies (Minor, South Asian Studies)
  • University of Southern California, Gould School of Law (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California

Awards & Honors

  • Certified Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Clerkship, Honorable Amy Pellman, Los Angeles Superior Court, Family Law Department
  • Editor, Hale Moot Court Honors Program, USC Gould School of Law
  • Recipient of Adam Freeman Scott Memorial Grant

Significant Professional Education

  • Graduate of the Houston Family Law Trial Institute, South Texas College of Law (May 2017)
  • Graduate of the Trial Skills Institute of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (January 2017)
  • The Rutter Group, Family Law Experts Series: Business Valuation (November 2016)
  • Introductory Trial Advocacy Project (i-TAP), Los Angeles County Bar Association (September 2015)
  • The Rutter Group, Advanced Family Law Course (60+ hours of live and video education) (2013 and 2017)
  • Ongoing/monthly continuing education (Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Orange County Bar Association, National Business Institute, Inn of Court, etc.)

Family Law Speaking/Teaching

  • Lecturer, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Family Law Clinic, “Child Custody Move-Aways” (May 2017)

Professional Affiliations

  • Executive Board, South Asian Bar Association of Southern California
  • Associate Board Member, Orange County Bar Foundation
  • Member of the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association (Family Law Section)
  • Member, Orange County Women Lawyers Association
  • Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Member, Orange County Asian American Bar Association
  • Member, Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Association
  • Member, Orange County Banyard Inn of Court (Family Law)
  • Advisory Council, South Asian Network