Our Tag Line defines the essence of who we are at Andrade Law Offices "A Passion for the Law, Compassion for Our Clients"
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 murder. In the field of personal injury, we have obtained some of the largest verdicts in California's history. I
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 us.
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 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.
When you come to our law firm, 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 is to devise a strategy for the handling of your case in order to obtain the best possible results. Further, even after we obtain an excellent for a client, we do what we can to assist the client in the future. In criminal cases, we may refer a client with alcohol drug or anger management issues to a treatment center or to a therapist. Oftentimes, after obtaining a large verdict or settlement, in a personal injury case, we recommend to the client that a portion of the award be placed into a structured settlement so that payments, with interest, may be distributed to the client for many years to come.