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Stephen F. McAndrew is the founder and principal attorney at the Law Office of Stephen F. McAndrew in Encino, California. For more than 20 years, he has represented businesses and individuals involved in employment lawand business litigation matters throughout Los Angeles County and the San Fernando Valley.

Mr. McAndrew has extensive experience successfully litigating a broad range of complex disputes, including numerous wage and hour class action suits and multimillion-dollar cases. Before opening his own practice in 2004, Mr. McAndrew served as in-house litigation counsel for a multibillion-dollar corporation. He has also practiced law at two of the most prestigious law firms in the country.

Mr. McAndrew represents clients in a wide array of business and employment matters involving wage and hour litigationwrongful terminationemployment discriminationsexual harassment, intellectual property disputes, breach of contract actions, allegations of fraud and shareholder disputes. He has tried cases in state and federal courts, appeared before numerous administrative and regulatory agencies, and successfully briefed and argued several appeals.

Mr. McAndrew has a deep commitment to pro bono work and proudly serves as general counsel to One Circle, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting children from abuse.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    26 years
  2. Employment: 30%
    26 years
  3. Business: 20%
    26 years



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  • Mitchell Fred Kaufman

    I have worked with Steve on contested matters and his judgment and analytical skills are execptional. He is a superior litigator and any client can rest assured that having Steve in their corner puts them at a strong advantage.


    Mitchell Kaufman Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Stephen F. McAndrew

16633 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 500
Encino, CA, 91436


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Law Review Note & Comment EditorSouthwestern Law School1989
Dean's ListSouthwestern Law School1988
Wildman Academic ScholarshipSouthwestern Law School1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Stephen F. McAndrew2004 - Present
AttorneyQuinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP2001 - 2004
Litigation CounselNorthrop Grumman Corp.1997 - 2001
AttorneyPlotkin, Rapoport & Nahmias1992 - 1997
AttorneyBuchalter Nemer1988 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationAttorney2014 - Present
Los Angles County Bar AssociationAttorney1991 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney1990 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of California - Los AngelesEconomicsUndergraduate1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Circle of Hope SeminarMandated Reporting of Child Abuse Under California LawN/A