Our Tag Line defines the essence of who we are at Andrade Law Offices "A Passion for the Law, Compassion for Our Clients" regardless of whether you come to us because you have been seriously injured or arrested for a crime. At Andrade Law Offices in Santa Barbara, we are committed to providing positive results in criminal defense and personal injury cases. We have successfully defended clients charged with DUI, theft offenses, sex crimes, domestic violence, drug offenses, assault charges and even murder. In personal injury plaintiff law, we obtained one of the largest verdicts in California's history. In the noted case Fraiser v. Hanson, BC 186857, we obtained a $60.7 million verdict for a client who suffered severe physical injuries as a result of the defendants negligence. Multimillion-dollar results are not new to Andrade Law Offices.
Our record of success in both personal injury and criminal defense cases stems from the experience of lead attorney, Steven R. Andrade. He is a former Assistant Attorney General and a former Supervising Deputy District Attorney . He is known for his willingness to take extremely difficult cases to trial and succeed. In many cases, it is our trial history that gives us leverage when negotiating with opponents. Insurance companies and prosecutors know that if they do not accept our demands to resolve a case, they will have to go up against us in the courtroom, and the courtroom is our battleground.
At Andrade Law Offices, we understand that you are looking for a lawyer because you have encountered a potentially life-changing situation. Count on us to give your case the attention it deserves. We are deeply committed to every case we handle because we care about getting the best possible outcome for our clients. Our goal, for every case, is to devise a strategy to obtain the best possible results. In criminal cases, we may refer a client with alcohol drug or anger management issues to a treatment center or to a therapist. In personal injury cases, after obtaining a large award, we often will recommend that a portion of the award be invested in a secure structured settlement. Using this strategy, the invested funds will grow over time and the client will receive tax free payments for years to come. We are experts at recommending the best settlement strategies depending on the age and economic needs our clients.