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Andrew James Nissen

Personal injury Attorney at Laguna Niguel, CA

5.0   5 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident

    16 years, 88 cases

  2. Employment and labor

    16 years, 68 cases

  3. Personal injury

    16 years, 132 cases

  4. Animal and dog bites

    16 years, 15 cases

  5. Medical malpractice

    16 years, 56 cases

  6. Sexual harassment

    16 years, 35 cases

  7. Wrongful termination

    16 years, 44 cases


BEAR REPUBLIC LAW brings the small-firm benefit of personal attention to every individual client and their case. We are a civil litigation firm, with particular expertise in catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, insurance bad faith, business disputes, insurance claims, medical malpractice, and transactional matters. As trial lawyers, we prepare and try cases in court. Therefore, we know what it takes to settle a case to your advantage without litigation as well as how to bring a case to trial and verdict. As your advisers and advocates, we are committed to each client in achieving their goals.

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28202 Cabot Road
Suite 300
Laguna Niguel, CA, 92677


5.0 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
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Posted by Phil | February 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
We hired Bear Republic Law, APC recently to handle our case. We had Andrew Nissen, J.D., and he's an outstanding attorney. The situation was very stressful and traumatic for our family, but he helped us navigate every step of the way. The calming of our nerves was priceless in itself. He kept us informed and educated about things in layman's terms, and was at our side for all the hearings. He's very experienced, and his briefings are thorough and professional. He also knows how to navigate around the different jurisdictional court systems within Southern California. I highly recommend using Andrew Nissen, J.D., should you be injured by others within his expertise
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
When a problem comes along, you must...go to Andrew Nissen!
I was having issues with a credit card company and after many attempts to resolve the matter on my own, I decided to consult with Andrew Nissen about the matter. He was very knowledgeable and was able to help me draft a letter to mail the credit card company. The letter was great and we mailed it and got the attention of the credit card company, they knew we meant business. Andrew Nissen was clear as to what my options were and was fantastic advising me which direction I should go about when dealing with the issue. I'm very grateful I went to him and I would absolutely go back to him and utilize his services again.
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Posted by Theresa (Terry) | March 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Listens patiently
Took me step by step in completing a DPA, Revocable Trust , and Last Will, & Testament. Was always patient, took the time to review my notes, and thoroughly researched the appropriate answers. He was very familiar with Legal jargon, and I was not. Each document was thoroughly reviewed, and all my answers were answers were answered, no matter what the question was, and without judgement. Once I felt ready, I asked him to compile the information in the legal format, and I had an opportunity to take it home, and review everything with a fine tooth comb. Again, patient with me. After our thorough discussion with the questions and changes, I asked him to put it all together as a final draft. Once he did, we met again, and I agreed to proceed to sign and complete the process. I would recommend Andrew to anyone, especially if they were worried if they had no legal expertise. He was patient, thorough, and pleasant/polite. Ultimately, the finished product gave me peace of mind.
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Posted by Kelvin | March 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look no further you have found the right attorney responsible ,dedicated, and hardworking.
Andrew helped me with my accident I had in Jan. 2014, involving a bike and car incident. He helped me fight and won the case. He is a great responsible dedicated attorney. If you are looking for the best attorney to help you with your injury case, Andrew is the man to go to. I live in downtown LA and he willingly came to my house to ensure that I understood everything. The drive itself is about an hour and a half, this showed me that he is responsible and knows how to take care of his clients. I met with Andrew to take care of some paperwork, he is very professional and works with you closely. When he had my case he would always update me on new information and any changes they would make. There is so much I can say about Andrew Nissen but it is better for you to find out on your own. If you recently had a personal injury look no further, Andrew is the right lawyer to go to you will be thankful that you chose Andrew to represent your case. Just give him a call and he will be more than happy to help you fight your case.
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Posted by Nick | March 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Andrew Nissen - Dental Case
Unfortunately I had a implant problem that was the result of very poor performance by the dentist. The case against the dentist resulted in a significant settlement against the defendant. Andrew is an expert in dental care as well as legal cases in the arena. His dedication and pursuit of the offending party was top notch. Anyone that finds themselves in my situation should hire Andrew. Nick
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-375 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Stanton T. Mathews & Associates
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Certified Student Attorney
  • San Mateo County District Attorney's Office
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Certified Student Attorney
  • Suffolk County District Attorney, Roxbury District Court
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Consulting Engineer
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • 1997 - 2001
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  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Santa Clara University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • Nachtrieb v. Cnty. of Orange, G050930 (Cal. Ct. App. Jun. 30, 2017)
  • The judgment is reversed on the first, second, and third causes of action against the individual defendants for violation of Nachtrieb's civil rights, and the fourth causes of action against the County under Monell.


  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • ProVisors
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Elite Lawyer Award - Civil Litigation
  • Elite Lawyer
  • 2022


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Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
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Personal injury Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew works great under pressure. His calm and professional demeanor provides much-needed reassurance to clients during the stressful litigation times. He also does not let opposing counsels intimidate or pressure him into any disadvantages. He is a great advocate to have by your side."
Litigation Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Friend
"I've known Andrew since our years together in law school. He remains one of the people i admire from our class, both as a person and as an attorney. I'm happy to have worked with him in the past, and look forward to working with him in the future, both on a professional and personal level."
Personal injury Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is a true professional. I find him to be very knowledgable and always able to provide sound advise. I would highly recommend Andrew as an attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Andrew since law school. His work ethic and legal knowledge are second to none. He is highly respected within the legal community. Andrew is a zealous advocate on behalf of his clients and I would recommend him without hesitation!"
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Laguna Niguel Personal injury Lawyer Andrew James Nissen
Andrew James Nissen
Personal injury Attorney
Laguna Niguel, CA
Licensed for 11 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available