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Steven Rudolph Andrade

also known as Andrade Law Offices

 This lawyer has been disciplined by a state licensing authority.

About me

Our Tag Line defines the essence of who we are at Andrade Law Offices "A Passion for the Law,  Compassion for Our Clients" regardless of whether you come to us because you have been seriously injured or arrested for a crime.  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 even murder. In personal injury plaintiff law,  we obtained one of the largest verdicts in California's history.  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 Andrade Law Offices. 


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 extremely difficult 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.  


At Andrade Law Offices, 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, for every case, is to  devise a strategy to obtain the best possible results.  In criminal cases, we may refer a client with alcohol drug or anger management issues to a treatment center or to a therapist.  In personal injury cases, after obtaining a large award, we often will recommend that a portion of the award be invested in a secure structured settlement. Using this strategy, the invested funds will grow over time and the client will receive tax free payments for years to come. We are experts at recommending the best settlement strategies depending on the age and economic needs our clients. 


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%



Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kyle Allen Stucki

    I've sought advice from Mr. Andrade on some of my larger and more complex cases. His expertise and advice are founded on years of success in the courtroom and his view point is highly regarded. I would not hesitate to refer personal injury cases to him.


    Kyle Stucki Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Tracey Rangel Cruz

    I am familiar with Steven Andrade's work for 15 years. In that time, I have been very impressed by his representation of clients, in the criminal defense, DUI and personal injury realms. Steve has the highest level of litigation experience. He provides aggressive representation for his clients, is a strong advocate, and obtains excellent results through his hard work, attention to detail, and preparation.


    Tracey Cruz Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Andrade Law Offices

211 Equestrian Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Discipline, Probation; no Actual Suspension
    issued in CA, 2012


    This sanction means the attorney had a suspension placed on hold (and ultimately removed) by complying with certain requirements.

    Steven’s comment: “This disciplinary action is a result of an accident due to low blood sugar. I have been a type 1 diabetic since I was a child. I had a low blood sugar reaction and hit parked car. I needed sugar so I returned to my office to get fruit juice which is where the police found and cited me. I was disciplined because I left the scene of an accident.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyerNation Trial Lawyers Association2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyAndrade Law Offices1987 - Present
Attorney At LawCommonwealth Of The Northern Mariana Islands Public Defender1986 - 1987
Assistant Attorney GeneralCommonwealth Of The Northern Mariana Islands Public Defender1984 - 1986
Deputy District AttorneyCounty Of Ventura1979 - 1984
Legal Research and Writing InstructorUniversity of California Davis School of Law1975 - 1976
Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Barbara County Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1978 - Present
Law ReviewN/A1978 - 1978
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Neglect Causing Paralysis$60.7M Verdict
Pedestrian Hit in Crosswalk$1.25M Verdict
Baby Burned by Hot Coffee in a Restaurant$2.4M Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
UC Davis Law ReviewRent Control Article1978
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
San Francisco State UniversityPolitical ScienceOther - Bachelors1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Prosecuting Attorneys and Attorneys in Private PracticeTrial Tactics1993
Trial Attorney's Training ProgramTrial Attorney's Training Program1984
California District Attorneys AssociationTrial Tactics1983
Women's United of Camarillo, CACriminal Prosecution of Violent Offenders1982
Ventura County Law Clerk Training ProgramDirect Examination in Trial1982
Ventura County Child Abuse CouncilProsecution of Child Abuse1982
Thousand Oaks Parents and Teachers Assoc.Detection and Prosecution of Child Molestation Offenders1980