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.
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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
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
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
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.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyer||Nation Trial Lawyers Association||2014|
|Attorney||Andrade Law Offices||1987 - Present|
|Attorney At Law||Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana Islands Public Defender||1986 - 1987|
|Assistant Attorney General||Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana Islands Public Defender||1984 - 1986|
|Deputy District Attorney||County Of Ventura||1979 - 1984|
|Legal Research and Writing Instructor||University of California Davis School of Law||1975 - 1976|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Santa Barbara County Bar Association||Member||1989 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1978 - Present|
|Law Review||N/A||1978 - 1978|
|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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|UC Davis Law Review||Rent Control Article||1978|
|University of California at Davis School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1979|
|San Francisco State University||Political Science||Other - Bachelors||1974|
|Prosecuting Attorneys and Attorneys in Private Practice||Trial Tactics||1993|
|Trial Attorney's Training Program||Trial Attorney's Training Program||1984|
|California District Attorneys Association||Trial Tactics||1983|
|Women's United of Camarillo, CA||Criminal Prosecution of Violent Offenders||1982|
|Ventura County Law Clerk Training Program||Direct Examination in Trial||1982|
|Ventura County Child Abuse Council||Prosecution of Child Abuse||1982|
|Thousand Oaks Parents and Teachers Assoc.||Detection and Prosecution of Child Molestation Offenders||1980|