Jane Wesley Brooks, CFLSJane Wesley Brooks, CFLS, is a San Diego family law attorney with extensive experience in divorce, child custody, child support, property division, paternity, and family law.
As an experienced trial attorney, Jane knows the value—both financial and emotional—in avoiding litigation when possible, and she will seek resolution through settlement from the outset.
Jane believes that for legal solutions to be effective, clear communication is imperative, and the parties involved must take ownership of their role in the case.
She not only educates her clients about the law behind divorce and other family law disputes, but she also tailors legal solutions based on the personal needs of each client. Each parent or family member will feel empowered by the knowledge of their rights, roles, and responsibilities.
Jane also volunteers her time as a Judge Pro Tem for the San Diego Superior Courts as a Family Law Settlement Judge and was awarded the LEADership San Diego award from 10 News for her work delivering Christmas stockings to San Diego’s homeless each year. She is admitted to the State Bar of California and the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of California.
- State Bar of California, 2005
- U.S. District Court – Southern District of California
- J.D., California Western School of Law
- B.A., in Political Science and Speech Communication, University of Minnesota
- State Bar of California
- San Diego Family Law Professionals
- San Diego County Bar Association
- State Bar of California, Family Law Section
- Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
Awards & Accolades
- Earned the Preeminent AV Rating by Martindale Hubbell
- Recipient the LEADership San Diego Award
Areas of Expertise
Whether you need a family law negotiator or a trial attorney, Jane Wesley Brooks, CFLS, can help you with a specifically tailored, comprehensive resolution to your case. Areas of expertise include:
- Characterization of separate property
- Characterization of community property
- Valuation of property
What Our Clients Are Saying
“Outstanding attorney. Knowledgeable and trustworthy–which is very difficult to find in an attorney, in my experience. Straight to the point, efficient, excellent courtroom presence. She cares about families, and I appreciated that very much. Prior to Jane, I was rudely awakened as to what can happen when you walk into a courtroom with inadequate representation. She was the third attorney I hired, and I couldn’t be more relieved. She lifted a weight off my shoulders and a burden off my heart. She cared. She also went up against difficult and aggressive counsel on the other side and quickly shut down the crafted and deceptive nature of their arguments. She always kept my son’s best interest. I am very grateful for Jane and would absolutely recommend her.” ~ Angelyn F., San Diego, CA
The Importance of the CFLS Designation
A Certified Family Law Specialist, or CFLS, is an attorney who has obtained certification in the standards of California family law and demonstrated optimal legal competence. Attorneys who obtain this certification have specific expertise in all aspects of family law, which includes divorce or the dissolution of marriage, child and spousal support, child custody, and temporary restraining orders, among other areas of emphasis.
Not every attorney practicing family law has obtained this certification. In fact, the designation remains relatively rare—there are fewer than 2,000 CFLS attorneys in California and fewer than 200 in San Diego.