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Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 85%
    25 years
  2. Contracts: 5%
    25 years
  3. Business: 5%
    25 years
  4. Construction: 5%
    25 years



Hourly ($250-425/hour), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Charles B. Witham

    Dan Andrist is an exceptional attorney for insurance issues. He is well versed in all aspects of insurance, both fundamental issues and complex ones, and I recommend Dan without hesitation.


    Charles Witham Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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    I endorse this lawyer. Dan is an excellent attorney that really knows his stuff. I recommend him unconditionally.


    Phillip Wing Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Daniel A. Andrist, Attorney At Law

Emerald Plaza Center
402 West Broadway, Suite 400
San Diego, CA, 92101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyer (Insurance)San Diego Magazine2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated Since 2005Martindale-Hubbell2014
Top Lawyer (Insurance)San Diego Magazine2013
Top Lawyer (Insurance)San Diego Magazine2012
Graduated Cum LaudeUSD School of Law1991
Academic Scholarships 1988, 1989USD School of Law1990
Editor, San Diego Law ReviewUSD School of Law1988
Graduated with High ScholarshipNational University1987
Navy Achievement MedalU.S. Navy1979
Graduated with HonorsOregon State University1976
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerDaniel A. Andrist, Atty at Law2012 - Present
AttorneySeltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek1991 - 2012
Project Manager, Sr. Systems EngineerAdvanced Technology, Inc.1983 - 1989
Lieutenant CommanderU.S. Navy Reserve1983 - 1989
LieutenantU. S. Navy1976 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1991 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
U.S. District Court (Southern District of CA)Member1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Church Insurance CasesImproved loss control and insurance coverages.
Law Firm Consultation CasesObtained defense and indemnity coverage.
Property Loss CasesObtained coverage from insurers.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Heritage PublishingThe Red Guide to Recovery (Editor, Contributor))N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
National University School of LawOperations ManagementMBA - Master of Business Administration1987
Oregon State UniversityPolitical Science / Military ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MCLE Training 1998-2012Insurance Law2012
Law School Lectures 2009-2010Insurance Law2010
U.S. Shopping Center ConferenceInsurance Landmines2007
SeminarInsurance 1011999
CCC SeminarInsurance Law & Landmines1999