J. Brian Urtnowski

J. Brian Urtnowski

General Counsel

Mr. Urtnowski has been a practicing California-licensed attorney for over thirty years.  As general counsel for From The Earth, he coordinates the company’s legal, regulatory, and compliance requirements, as well as the company’s real estate portfolio. 

In his own practice, Mr. Urtnowski is the lead partner giving advice to and representing clients in all facets of corporate law, including technology patent infringement, trade secrets, and franchise law.  In 2005, Mr. Urtnowski was appointed Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of North Dakota to represent the State in various intellectual property lawsuits. 

Mr. Urtnowski has substantial expertise in real estate transactional work, successfully directing ventures through every stage of the development process.  Mr. Urtnowski is also a seasoned litigator having seen over 50 trials through his representation of major corporate entities, single-asset partnerships, and joint ventures. His representative clients have included a multitude of Fortune 500 companies. 

Mr. Urtnowski is a 1981 graduate of San Diego State University Magna Cum Laude and a 1984 graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of Law.