San Diego, California 92130
Juanita R. Brooks is a nationally recognized trial and appellate lawyer who specializes in complex intellectual property litigation, and was recently named “Litigator of the Year” by American Lawyer. Brooks, called “a titan of the patent bar,” has been lead counsel in more than 13 patent trials over the past two years, and has handled more than 150 trials in her career. Ms. Brooks is a master storyteller, and paints pictures with words to explain the complex technologies that she handles to judges and juries in a way that is both understandable and compelling, and will be remembered throughout the trial. With an average yearly caseload of over 20 active patent cases, Ms. Brooks’ complex litigation experience includes numerous cases involving intellectual property, product liability, and qui tam litigation. While she tries cases nationally, she is also very active in her local community and played a significant role in drafting the original and the subsequent amendments to local patent rules for the Southern District of California. Because of Ms. Brooks’ well-known litigation success as well as her commitment to her community, she is consistently selected for national and local industry honors. In addition to being named a “Litigator of the Year” by American Lawyer in 2014, Ms. Brooks was recognized by clients and peers as one of Benchmark’s 2014 “Top 250 Women in Litigation,” named “Star Attorney” in the IP section of the 2014 LMG Life Sciences North America, and named to the 2014 BTI Client Service All-Star list for being “a step ahead of the competition” and providing exceptional client service. In 2012 and 2013, Ms. Brooks was named an “Intellectual Property MVP” by Law360, and was selected as “Attorney of the Year” by The Recorder in 2010. Ms. Brooks was the recipient of YWCA of San Diego’s “TWIN (Tribute to Women in Industry) Award” and San Diego Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business Award”. In 2012, she was selected as a “Top Female Trial Attorney” by Law360 and as a “Woman Who Impacts San Diego” by SD Metro, which recognizes outstanding professionals who are making significant contributions to the community, and have name recognition in their professional community because of their success. In 2014, Ms. Brooks was also named one of San Diego’s “Best Attorneys” by The San Diego Metro, a “Top Woman Attorney” and one of the “Best of the Bar” by The San Diego Business Journal, and a “VIP Emeritus Top Attorney” by the San Diego Daily Transcript for having received the peer-nominated “Top Attorney” honor for four or more years.
|Areas of Practice||1) Litigation, 2) False Claims Act/Qui Tam, 3) Hatch-Waxman and 4) Patent Litigation|
|Law School||Yale Law School (J.D., 1977)|
|Education||San Diego State University (B.A.,1974)|
|Bar Member / Association||California State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Fish & Richardson P. C.|
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