Carol Brown


Retired Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).  As an ALJ, her assignments focused on energy procurement proceedings for the California gas and electric utilities with an emphasis on increasing the percentage of clean energy sources and reducing the state’s dependence on fossil fuel.  Prior to joining the CPUC, she was Chief Counsel for the Cal-OSHA Appeals Board handling appeals of the OSHA ALJ decisions.

Before moving to northern California, she practiced civil litigation in Newport Beach for both a private firm [1985-1992] and with the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC), a quasi-federal agency [1992-1995].  In both positions she focused on real-estate, business and employment law.

From 1989 to the present she has taught Remedies, Administrative Law, Professional Responsibility, Motion Practice and Property as an adjunct law professor:  Western State University Law School [1989-1994]; Monterey College of Law [1997-2004];  San Francisco Law School [2004-present]; JFK University School of Law [2000-present].


J.D., University Southern California

M.A., California-Sate University Fullerton

B.A., University Southern California

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