Janice L. Green was born in Texarkana's Divorce After 50: Your Guide to the Unique Legal and Financial Challenges (Nolo Press, 2d Ed. 2013)piney woods of East Texas. The challenge running through her life has been balancing creative pursuits with intellectual curiosity. Along side decades studying dance, performing in summer stock musicals, writing and designing/constructing stained glass, she was a high achiever in her educational arenas: a Phi Beta Kappa and High Honors graduate in psychology from the University of Texas in Austin (1971) and Honors graduate from the University of Texas School of Law (1975).

During her 44-year legal career in Austin, Texas, Janice became a highly skilled family law attorney, Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1985-2020), and a partner in the AV Preeminent-rated boutique family law firm of Farris & Green in Austin.

Janice was admitted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 1996, listed in Best Lawyers in America (2008-2020), named a Texas Super Lawyer (2003-2020),  licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas and admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. She served on the Council of the Texas Bar's Family Law Section and held memberships in the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas and International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Janice, who has authored over 65 legal-related articles, was a frequent and popular lecturer at professional continuing education courses sponsored by the State Bar of Texas, University of Texas School of Law, Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, Association of Divorce Financial Planners, and other states' legal organizations. In 2011she received the National Speaker Award from the State Bar of New Mexico.

In 2010 Janice's Divorce After 50: Your Guide to the Unique Legal & Financial challenges of a Gray Divorce was published by Nolo Press and is now in its fourth edition. Janice continues to write and speak for legal and non-legal audiences about “gray divorce” issues. She has been interviewed and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report, Kiplinger's Retirement Report, Bottom Line, AARP Bulletin, Consumer Report – Personal, Vanguard.com Newsletter, Journal of Financial Planning, and dozens of other national print and online publications. She has appeared on NPR's Diane Rehm Show and Talk of the Nation, Huffington Post's “Live,” ABC's top rated show, “View from the Bay,” and numerous other radio and podcast media.

Janice's writing extends beyond legal topics. In 2012,  her essay “World of Dog” was published in the anthology, Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God:  73 Women on Life's Transitions (A Band of Women, 2014). Her monthly volunteer gig is to write the human interest stories behind neighborhood businesses for her NW Austin community's newsletter.

Throughout her life Janice has written what she calls her  “observational pieces” – now a file cabinet's accumulation of correspondence and essays reflecting on her experiences and the residue left in their wake. Janice's current writing project is a collection of essays, working-titled “First Dog,” about another later-in-life event – the adoption of her first-ever dog, Pasha, and how he has influenced and inspired her.