Christopher Andre is a seasoned civil litigator who focuses his practice on civil litigation and advising and representing employers. Mr. Andre is an editor of and frequent contributor to the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Blog, providing analysis and commentary about new developments of interest to California employers. Mr. Andre also formerly chaired the firm’s Litigation Advisory Committee. 

Mr. Andre advises and represents employers in a wide variety of matters, including: wage and hour compliance; class action avoidance; workplace tort claim avoidance; alleged violations of federal and state wage and hour laws; alleged violations of the California Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”); alleged discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination; alleged violations of federal and state leave laws; and alleged breach of contract. He also represents and advises employers with regard to investigations conducted by state and federal agencies such as the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE”), the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”), United States Department of Labor (“DOL”), and the Department of Homeland Security. 

Mr. Andre has extensive experience defending single plaintiff, multiple plaintiff, class action, and representative action lawsuits. He handles lawsuits in California and federal trial courts and appellate courts, which often involve cutting-edge issues and matters of first impression.  In separate cases, he has successfully moved to disqualify a prominent plaintiff’s attorney as class counsel based on her conduct, to disqualify a plaintiff class representative based on his conduct, and to disqualify multiple plaintiff class representatives as inadequate based on pre-employment conduct. In another matter, a plaintiff alleging whistleblower retaliation voluntarily dismissed his lawsuit shortly after Mr. Andre conducted the plaintiff’s deposition. 

Mr. Andre also has extensive insurance coverage experience. He formerly advised and represented numerous commercial lines and personal lines insurers as outside coverage counsel for both property and liability insurance claims and disputes. He now regularly advises and represents clients regarding insurance coverage and has obtained millions of dollars in policy benefits for firm clients. 

Mr. Andre hails from Orange County and resides in Irvine with his wife and two daughters.

Honors & Recognitions

In 2005, Mr. Andre was named a “Southern California Rising Star” by Los Angeles magazine. This recognition honors exceptional Southern California attorneys under the age of 40.

Representative Matters

Reported appellate court decisions in matters Mr. Andre has handled in whole or in part before the California Court of Appeal include:

  • 20th Century Insurance Company v. Stewart (1998) 63 Cal.App.4th 1333
  • Small v. Superior Court (2007) 148 Cal.App.4th 222
  • Lazarin v. Superior Court (2010) 188 Cal.App.4th 1560.

Practice Areas

News & Publications

Events & Speaking Engagements

Mr. Andre is a frequent contributor to the firm’s publications and blogs. 

Blog Posts

Community Involvement

Community & Professional

  • American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Robert A. Banyard Inn of Court, Member


J.D., Loyola Law School
M.A., University of California, Davis
B.A., California State University, Fullerton


  • 1995, California
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    U.S. District Courts, Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California
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