La Jolla lawyer honored

La Jolla resident Juanita Brooks, a principal with Fish & Richardson, has been named San Diego Patent Litigation Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers, a new award fort he magazine.

Brooks has a nationwide trial practice, specializing in complex intellectual property litigation. She has handled more than 80 trials in her career. In the past year, she has conducted eight patent trials, while there are only about 75 trials in the entire U.S. each year.