Brown Law Group | San Diego, CA
Senior Counsel, April 2019 to present

Sierra J. Spitzer is a Senior Employment & Labor Law attorney with Brown Law Group and has been practicing law in San Diego since 2005. Sierra works closely with employers, corporate counsel, human resource personnel, insurance companies, and business owners, providing counseling and assistance in prevention, investigation, and early resolution of labor and employment issues and is also experienced at defending these types of disputes and claims throughout the litigation process.

Prior to joining Brown Law Group, Sierra was a Partner at Schwartz Semerdjian Cauley & Moot, LLP, a San Diego based law firm, where she represented clients in a variety of business and employment litigation matters.

Sierra is active in the legal community including membership in the San Diego County Bar Association, for which she is serving as the 2020 Chair of the Labor & Employment Law Section, Lawyers Club of San Diego and the Labor & Employment Section of the American Bar Association. She is also a frequent provider of legal education including speaking and presenting for continuing legal education programs and providing legal updates and training regarding labor & employment law to local organizations and businesses. Additionally, Sierra is also involved in the San Diego community at large, including acting as a Board member, pro bono counsel, and/or volunteer for several local non-profits.

Completing studies at the Libera Universita di Lingue Moderne in Milan, Italy; the Centro de Lenguas e Intercambio Cultura in Seville, Spain; the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Florence, Italy; and a work abroad program in Melbourne, Australia, Sierra is a world travel enthusiast and is always plotting her next adventure abroad.

Bar and Court Admissions:

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S.D.C. Southern District of California
U.S.D.C. Central District of California
U.S.D.C. Northern District of California


Santa Clara University School of Law,
Santa Clara, CA, J.D.
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA, B.A, Psychology & English
Professional in Human Resources – California (PHRca)

Professional Memberships:

  • American Bar Association (Member, 2005-present); ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (Member, 2013- present); ABA TIPS Employment & Labor Law Committee (2013 – present; Committee Chair, 2015-2016); Law in Public Service Committee (2016-present); Women Trial Lawyers General Committee (2016-present); Tortsource Editorial Board (2013-2018); Law Journal Editorial Board (2018-present)
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego (Member, 2007-present; Women’s Advocacy Committee, 2018)
  • San Diego County Bar Association (Member Civil Litigation & Employment Law Sections, 2005-present; 2007 Exec. Committee; 2019 Vice-Chair Employment & Labor Law Section)

Community Service:

  • Mentor to Law Students/New Lawyers, Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • Mentor to high school students, Crawford Law Academy, 2015
  • Pro Bono Counsel/Board | Bayside Community Center (Non-Profit), 2014 – 2017
  • Pro Bono Counsel | Doggie Street Festival (Non-Profit), Volunteer; Pro Bono Counsel, 2009-present