University of San Diego School of Law
Sandra Brower is a nationally recognized attorney in real estate litigation, environmental law and eminent domain for public entities and private owners. She has represented the San Diego Unified School District and the San Diego Community College District in eminent domain actions to acquire property for 20 new schools and expand four college campuses. She represented numerous property and business owners in eminent domain actions to acquire the property for Petco Park, including the largest property owner in the ballpark footprint. She defended several property owners in eminent domain actions brought by SDG&E for the Sunrise Powerlink Project. She has brought actions to enjoin destruction of historic properties and continue the operations of the historic roller coaster in Belmont Park.
Brower began her career as a government attorney at the San Diego Office of County Counsel representing the county in its real estate litigation matters, including eminent domain, land use, environmental issues, title and boundary disputes, and real property taxation. She left her government position to work with a law firm in the private sector, and joined Higgs Fletcher & Mack in 2013 as a partner, where she continues her real estate litigation practice representing clients in all aspects of real estate litigation.
Brower has been an active member of the San Diego County Bar Association her entire career. She is a former chairwoman and current member of the Eminent Domain Section and the Land Use and Environmental Section, and is a member of the Real Property and Civil Litigation Sections. She has also been an active member of Lawyers Club of San Diego her entire career, and a former board member on its Fund for Justice.
Brower has been a member of various boards within the San Diego Unified School District, including the School Site Council, foundation boards and Parent/Teacher Association boards. She is also a member of the Rotary Club of Coronado, Coronado Chamber of Commerce, and volunteers her time in a variety of fundraising and philanthropic initiatives.
Brower is married with a son. She enjoys skiing, hiking, swimming and ocean sports.
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