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Andrew Szidak Pruitt

Domestic violence Attorney at Torrance, CA

5.0   9 reviews

Licensed for 7 years

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Prior to joining Booth Law, Andrew Pruitt spent three years as a Deputy Attorney General at the California Department of Justice, where he represented the State of California in both criminal and civil matters. He handled a difficult case load that included felony appeals, criminal trial matters, and federal habeas corpus matters, and as a result gained valuable experience practicing in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court, and the United States District Court.

Due to his experience as a Deputy AG, Andrew provides a valuable perspective on cases involving police negligence. And due to his specific experience criminally prosecuting perpetrators of child abuse and domestic violence, he is a tremendous advocate for the children and the spouses that Booth Law represents in cases involving sexual and physical abuse.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Andrew attended Southwestern Law School's rigorous two-year SCALE program, graduating in the top 10% of his class. In addition to his regular course load at Southwestern, Andrew competed in three mock trials as a member of the Trial Advocacy Honors Program, earned awards for both his oral and written advocacy in the 2013 Intramural Moot Court Competition, and authored an amicus brief that was filed in the United States Supreme Court.

Andrew lives in Torrance with his wife and two children. He grew up in the Pacific Northwest and, in his spare time, serves on the Board of Directors for the Pioneer Farm Museum and cheers for his hometown Seattle Seahawks.

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Licensed for 7 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 09/12/2022

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

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Booth Law - Torrance
21250 Hawthorne Blvd Ste 475
Torrance, CA, 90503-5507
Booth Law - Newport Beach
202 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
Booth Law - Palm Springs
45466 Lupine Lane
Palm Desert, CA, 92260
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Posted by Sarah | July 28, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Andrew Pruitt is Simply AWESOME
To whomever should read this review in life I personally can say that Mr. Pruitt is a caring kind person that's very professional and would persue any task to help an individual out with their matters. He is located in Torrance,Calif. at Booth Law If anyone should ever feel they need some legal assistance, advice, or even a referral to other fellow attorneys depending on one's issues. Thank you for your time Andrew and I hope you get many cases throughout your career because you surely deserve the recognition ! Sincerely, Sarah
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Posted by Isabelle | October 27, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great attorney for personal injury, sexual abuse, domestic violence
I have worked and assisted with Drew on many cases, especially those involving sexual abuse and domestic violence. He is an incredibly thoughtful, diligent attorney and I would recommend him to anyone seeking assistance with these issues. He works hard to obtain the best outcome for his clients, and to ensure that they are receiving any collateral assistance they need related to their cases (counseling, divorce assistance). I was always impressed by his professionalism, and his efforts to really maintain an open line of communication with his clients. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Philip | August 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Senior Managing Director
In times of crisis, you need a team that is smart, always available, responsive and above anything else trustworthy. Consistency is key and after working with Booth Law for a couple of years, never once did they falter in any of these aspects. My matter was challenging and difficult in so many ways and Booth Law helped me with all of it. Drew Pruitt in particular was such a helping hand and I always felt he was truly advocating on my behalf. When you are dealing with complicated matters, you want to be able to trust the people you are working with, and I got that through and through with Booth Law.
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Posted by Jared | April 1, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great advice!
Thank you Drew for pointing me in the right direction. Your advice lead me to where I need to be. I appreciate the assistance.
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Attorney!
Attorney Pruitt gave us some great advice on a case. We highly endorse Attorney Pruitt for any legal matter. Attorney Pruitt was on point with his advice. Thank you so much for your assistance and help on a last minute issue.
Posted by Aaron | March 21, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
First-rate work!
The word lawyer has always made me nervous, and like many people I think I was worried of being taken advantage of. However, from the first conversation with Andrew it was clear that he cares and wanted the best outcome for me. He is patient and thorough, and makes all the little things like tedious paperwork seem like no big deal. I can't recommend Andrew enough!
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Our family suffered an unfortunate and untimely loss. Specifically, my father murdered my mother. Andrew Pruitt was referred to us and our family is so grateful to be connected with such a knowledgeable, caring, and hard working attorney. Andrew was able to file a wrongful death suit against my father which we successfully won. My parents had shared properties and my father, who was sentenced to the rest of his life in prison, refused to give up his share of their properties. With Andrew's tireless hard work, including the mounds of paperwork, legal processes and court visits required, Andrew was able to successfully transfer all properties to the living survivors in our family. In addition, Andrew helped the living survivors obtain my mother's inheritances. Even though that was unrelated to the wrongful death suit, Andrew did the phone calls and paperwork needed to help transfer her inheritances to the living survivors in our family -- something we couldn't do during a time of great mourning. We feel that my mother was watching over us and blessed us with Andrew helping us get through the unimaginable. I would highly recommend him to help you get justice. Not only will he make it happen, but he does it in a caring way, always remembering the core reason of why justice must be served.
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Posted by O'Brien | July 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5-Star Service
Andrew Pruitt and team made the the unfortunate experience of dealing with a car accident quite simple. Andrew managed every aspect of the process from dealing with medical bills to settling the case to my satisfaction. I'm extremely difficult to please and quite critical. Much to my surprise, I have no complaints. More over I commend Andrew on his ability to maximize the settlement. He did this thru attention to details anyone would miss trying to handle things themselves. While legal fees seem exorbitant Andrew proved that the cost is outweighed by his results. I can't thank Andrew enough for the complete and thorough execution of the case.
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Posted by Ruth | November 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Forever grateful
I cannot express how grateful I am for all of the help they’ve given me and all the patience they’ve showed me. Andrew Pruitt and his staff would take as much time as was needed until I had a complete understanding of what was going on and what to possibly expect. I’ve never felt so relaxed as I do when I’m talking with them.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Booth Law
  • 2017 - Present
  • Deputy Attorney General
  • California Department Of Justice
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Certified Law Clerk
  • California Department of Justice
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • 2013 - 2013
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Education

  • Southwestern Univ SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Azusa Pacific Univ
  • Business
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Confidential v. City of Monterey Park
  • $1,175,000
  • Monaghan v. Dinnel
  • $200,000
  • Confidential v. CalTrans, Tire Store
  • $4,000,000
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Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • From the Classroom to the Courtroom
  • Transitioning from law school into practice
  • 2021

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (6)
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Andrew Pruitt is an exceptionally smart and creative lawyer who is always searching for the most effective way to advance his client's case. In addition to his strong work ethic and intelligence, he has a burning desire to help get justice for those who have been seriously injured."
Domestic violence Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is a great attorney, who is very dedicated to the work he does on behalf of domestic violence survivors. He empathizes with his clients and works hard to provide justice for them while maintaining much-needed compassion throughout the process."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew has ALWAYS been a helpful person. In law school, he took care of me by helping out as a mentor. AFTER law school is when it really mattered: Whenever I'd face a difficult issue that needed a well thought-out answer - Andrew helped guide the way. I trust his work, his motives, and his dedication to this craft. Truly a lawyer that pushes 100% effort in 100% of his endeavors."
Wrongful death Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Drew was excellent co-counsel on a highly emotional and tragic wrongful death matter. He was thorough, knowledgeable, a pleasure to work with, and, most impressively, was not afraid to roll up his sleeves and hit the pavement to get to the truth of the matter. He and I visited the scene of the incident and conducted our own research and testing instead of relying on third-party reports. He adds value and experience to his cases and I would not hesitate to work with him again."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Andrew wholeheartedly. Andrew's litigation skills are tremendously effective. I've also worked on several matters with him and he's both professional and friendly and accommodating with his time."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Drew Pruitt is talented, clever and hard-working. I have tremendous respect for Drew and his firm. Potential clients cannot go wrong with him!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew Pruitt is a zealous advocate for his clients and a good person. He has extensive litigation experience and I recommend him for any personal injury claims."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Andrew Pruitt. He is a super smart, strategic and effective lawyer and a great person."
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Torrance Domestic violence Lawyer Andrew Szidak Pruitt
Andrew Szidak Pruitt
Domestic violence Attorney
Torrance, CA
Licensed for 7 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available