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Andrew Lee Westover

also known as Andrew L. Westover, LL.M.

Practice areas:

Family, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Domestic Violence, Criminal Defense

About Me

 


 


Andrew is a California Family Law Specialist, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.  Less than 3% of all attorney's in the State of California ever achieve certification as a legal specialist.


 


Andrew graduated from Trinity Law School in Orange County with his Juris Doctor and immediately passed the Bar Exam. He became a licensed attorney in the State of California in 2007. After law school, and the Bar, Andrew enrolled in the Master of Laws (LL.M.) program at California Western School of Law in San Diego, wherein he graduated with this advanced law degree in the summer of 2008.


 


Andrew was briefly with the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Los Angeles, and had his own private practice in Orange, CA, before moving to San Jose in December 2008 to join Mr. Moreno's firm. Andrew's background in criminal defense, high conflict family law litigation, and civil appeals is a great asset to this firm. He is also an allied attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund, which provides pro bono litigation assistance in the area of civil rights, free exercise of religion, and free speech.


 


Prior to begining his legal career, Andrew spent nearly fifteen (15) years in upper management in the areas of operations, manufacturing, and logistics. He has worked in those capacities for companies such as W.W. Grainger, Ingram Micro, ConAgra, eSystems Design, NEC Logistics, Swell Commerce, and Hot Topic. During this time, he was directly responsible for hundreds of employees, oversight of several technical or service related groups, and operational budgets in the tens of millions of dollars per year. One of his crowning achievements was the complete redesign of the physical operations of HotTopic.com and the implementation of those new systems. Andrew was also previously certified as an ISO 9000 auditor.


 


Andrew is originally from Orange County, CA, where he met his wonderful wife, Michelle. He is the proud father of two young boys, Andrew Jr. and Daniel. In addition to spending his free time time with his family, Andrew is an accomplished marksman, loves to play video games, and is an avid movie goer.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Family: 50%
    8 years, 300 cases
  2. Domestic Violence: 15%
    8 years, 300 cases
  3. Child Custody: 15%
    8 years, 300 cases
  4. Divorce & Separation: 15%
    8 years, 300 cases
  5. Criminal Defense: 5%
    8 years, 50 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($300-400/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Dustin Nicholas Maricic

    I have know Attorney Westover for many years. His work ethic and commitment to his clients is unparalleled. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a family law attorney.

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    Dustin Maricic Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David Paley Schwarz

    A great lawyer I highly recommend his services

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    David Schwarz Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Westover Law Group, A.P.C.

24640 Jefferson Avenue
Suite 204
Murrieta, CA, 92562

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200705/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 4.7 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top Rated Lawyer - AppellateMartindale-Hubbell2015
Judicial Edition AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2015
10 Best in Client Satisfaction - 2015American Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Certified Family Law SpecialistCalifornia Board of Legal Specialization2014
AV Preeminent 4.7 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America1986

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorTrinity Law School2014 - Present
Lead AttorneyWestover Law Group, APC2014 - Present
Senior Associate AttorneyLaw Firm of J. Hector Moreno Jr. & Associates2008 - 2014
AttorneyOffice of the Federal Public Defender (Los Angeles)2008 - 2008
Attorney-OwnerLaw Offices of Andrew L. Westover2007 - 2012
Law ClerkThe Law Offices of Jeffrey T. Osborn2006 - 2007
Law ClerkChristian Legal Aid Office of Orange County2005 - 2006
Internet Operations DirectorHot Topic, Inc.2003 - 2004
Operations DirectorSwell, Inc.2002 - 2003
Operations & Logistics ManagerNec America2000 - 2002
Directore-Systems Design1999 - 2000
So. Cal. Operations ManagerCon Agra1997 - 1999
Business Operations AnalystIngram Micro, Inc.1996 - 1997
Inventory Systems ControllerIngram Micro, Inc.1994 - 1996
Operations LeadW.W. Grainger, Inc.1990 - 1994
Cast MemberWalt Disney Parks & Resorts, LLC1988 - 1990

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Association of Certified Family Law SpecialistsMember2014 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Hague Convention Attorney NetworkN/A2011 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Northern California chapter)Member2008 - 2011
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Ninth Circuit Pro Bono Appellate PanelPanel Attorney2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2010
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - 2010
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2009
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2010

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
USA v. ATOAFAN/A
People v. [Confidential]All charges dismissed at Preliminary Examination for Lack of Evidence
People v. L.C.Settled case before trial

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Federal Criminal Defense Journal, Vol. 1Crawford and Expert Testimony2008

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western SOLTrial Advocacy, Specializing in Federal Criminal DefenseLL.M - Master of Laws2008
Trinity Law SchoolLawJuris Doctor2007
Interlantional Institute of Human Rights (France)Human RightsN/A2005
California State University, Fullerton / UOPBusinessBS - Bachelor of Science2004
Fountain Valley High SchoolN/AHigh School Diploma1990

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Spring Semester 2015Criminal Procedure (Teaching)2015
Commencement AddressAlumni Perspective2011
FBA/OC "Bill of Rights" programTeaching Bill of Rights to Local Jr. High Schoolers2008