LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – Janice P. Brown, owner and founder of the Brown Law Group in downtown San Diego, is always looking for that next rung. It’s just her nature.
“I think that I’m on top of the mountain, and I look up and see the whole mountain range ahead of me,” she observed. “I am constantly seeking improvement.”
Founded in 2003, Brown Law Group — specializing in employment and business matters — lists among its clients such heavy hitters as Sempra Energy, San Diego Gas & Electric Co., and home builder Barratt American Inc., as well as branches of Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., Pfizer, Chubb Insurance, Lehman Bros., John Deere, and Wells Fargo Bank.
Brown previously had founded the Vantage Law Group, after having practiced at the San Diego law firm of Seltzer Caplan Wilkins & McMahon, making partner in 1992. Prior to that, she worked as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice’s tax division in Washington, D.C.
Brown has come a long way in a short time, said Frank Urtasun, director of local governmental affairs at Sempra Energy, and former chairman of the Port of San Diego board of commissioners. He first met Brown in the late ’90s when she was doing some legal work for the port.
“She has done a phenomenal job, with the port and Sempra Energy,” he said. “It’s no surprise to me to see her achieve this level of success within the time frame that she has had. She is incredibly disciplined and focused. She’s got all the energy in the world to keep up that pace. She likes to encircle herself around talented folks, and is not intimidated by being around smart people. She thrives on that and it motivates her. It’s part of her secret for success.”