Janice L. Thurston

925 L Street

Sacramento, California 95814

Office: (916) 341-8180


Janice Thurston, who joined the office in 2007, manages a branch of the office that handles laws relating to alcoholic beverage control, business, civil law, financial institutions, healing arts, housing and community development, land use, local government, private employment, professions and vocations, public contracts, public employment, retirement, state government, taxation and unemployment insurance.

Prior to joining the office, Ms. Thurston was Assistant Chief Counsel for the State Board of Equalization. She previously was a partner in the law firm of Hefner, Stark and Marois, LLP in Sacramento.

Ms. Thurston received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Indiana University School of Law.  She earned an M.A. degree in Linguistics from Indiana University Graduate School in Bloomington, Indiana and a B.A. degree from Occidental College in Los Angeles.

Ms. Thurston is a member of the California State Bar.