Before becoming an attorney, Andrew had a brief, but rewarding, career as a high school Latin teacher. He left teaching to work as a property and casualty adjuster and supervisor. As a field adjuster, Andrew handled high-exposure liability claims. When he became a supervisor, his role expanded to include both property and liability claims, including oversight of litigation. During law school, Andrew was an extern law clerk for Justice Ming Chin of the California Supreme Court.
Today, Andrew’s practice focuses on insurance bad faith defense and coverage analysis. In addition to insurance litigation, he has handled employment cases, real estate disputes, and business litigation, including a variety of HOA-related matters. To relax, Andrew enjoys walking in the hills and canyons of the Bay Area with his dog Charlie.
U.S. District Courts for Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
St. Joseph’s College (B.A.)
University of San Francisco School of Law (J.D.)
Significant Appellate Decisions
Auburn Woods I Homeowners Association v. State Farm General Insurance Company (2020) 56 Cal.App.5th 717
Opperwall v. Stone (2020) 2020 WL 3446678
Forest Meadows Owners Ass’n v. State Farm Gen. Ins. Co. (9th Cir. 2014) 569 Fed.Appx. 523
American States Ins. Co. v. Progressive Cas. Ins. Co. (2009) 180 Cal.App.4th 18
Recent Articles and Seminars
“Arson and the Vacancy Exclusion,” Claims Magazine, co-author, 2016
“Water Damage and Mold Loss”, Property Claims Ass’n of the Pacific Newsletter, September 2013
“Excluded Water Damage and Mold”, Property Claims Ass’n of the Pacific (Seminar), May 2013
Northern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2013 and 2014