Jane M. Braugh – Of-Counsel
Jane M. Braugh is of counsel to the Salpeter Gitkin LLP firm and is located in the firm’s Southern California office. Ms. Braugh oversees the California office and handles primarily consumer law, products liability, and personal injury matters on the West Coast. Ms. Braugh is licensed in both California and Texas.
Originally from Sarita, Texas, Jane M. Braugh received her B.A. in English from the University of Kentucky in 1990. She attended law school at the University of Houston, Law Center in Houston, Texas, graduating in 1994. During law school, Ms. Braugh studied abroad in Innsbruck Austria and Mexico City, Mexico, where she completed a law internship at Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), Mexico’s state-owned petroleum company.
After obtaining her juris doctorate degree, Ms. Braugh was appointed as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas in the Financial Crimes Division, and practiced in Austin, Texas from May 1995 through December 1999. While an Assistant Attorney General, Ms. Braugh co-authored the Texas County and District Attorney’s Practice Guide on Asset Seizure and Forfeiture, drafted proposed legislation and testified before Legislative committees regarding pending legislation.
Ms. Braugh then transferred her practice to Southern California in January 2000. She initially joined Belin, Rawlings & Bedal, of Brentwood, California and later associated with Artiano, Guzman & Toomey of Torrance, California. Later Ms. Braugh associated with Sico, Hoelscher & Harris where her practice focused on a variety of complex litigation matters involving catastrophic injury, child safety and other consumer products, professional negligence, premises liability, aircraft litigation, workplace accidents, toxic exposures, fires and explosions, and a variety of business and commercial disputes.
In addition to Ms. Braugh being a member of the State Bar of Texas and the State Bar of California, she is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern, and Western Districts of Texas, as well as the Central District of California. Ms. Braugh is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Ms. Braugh, a Native American, is also a member of the judiciary. In 2004, Ms. Braugh was elected District Court Judge of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation (CPN) of which she is a tribal member, where she served until 2010. The CPN, a Native American tribe, is headquartered in Shawnee, Oklahoma. On June 26, 2010, Ms. Braugh was elected Associate Supreme Court Justice of the CPN Supreme Court where she remains serving.
Highlighted Representative Experience
Successfully represented, the family of William Moreno, an 11-year-old boy who died as a result of an automotive retailer’s negligent installation of a twelve-year-old recalled tire. The case resulted in a jury verdict of $18 million.
Successfully represented, a 42-year-old mother catastrophically injured as a result of a rollover accident, whose child, also died in the accident. The case resulted in a significant confidential settlement.
Successfully represented, the widower and beneficiary of a life insurance policy against a major insurance company, who was wrongfully denied death benefits under a life insurance policy after his wife died from breast cancer. The case resulted in a significant confidential settlement.
Successfully represented a paparazzi photographer against an A-list celebrity in a dispute over privacy rights with regard to provocative photographs taken by the photographer.