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This is my philosophy of the attorney/client relationship:  I recommend that you talk to a few lawyers before you decide which one you want to represent you.  Ask them what their plan of attack is for your case and then sleep on it and hire the one whose strategy makes the most sense to you.  You will find that there is more than one approach to your case; different lawyers will have different ideas about how to proceed.  Don't be in a hurry just to get a lawyer involved in order to get things going. Be careful, because if you find that you disagree with your lawyer it can be impossible to find new representation later on.  If a lawyer seems anxious to have you sign on with them at the first consultation, it can be a bad sign.  I don't want you to hire me unless you are confident in my approach to your case.  You did not get to choose to get injured or sick, but you do get to choose who represents you for your case.  It is a big decision, so take it seriously and do some research to find the representative who is best for your needs.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 75%
  2. Social Security: 25%



Contingent (15-25%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Arthur Albert Navarette

    Andrew is a top notch workers' compensation attorney. He his very skilled, very knowledgeable, and highly ethical. I would not hesitate to recommend Andrew to any work comp client.


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  • Brett A. Borah

    I endorse this lawyer. Having worked with Mr. Shaffer for over 15 years, I can honestly say he is one of the most caring attorneys in his field. He is knowledgeable and a tireless worker for the rights of the injured. If I had a work injury, he would be the first person I would turn to for help. You really can't do any better.


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    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Borah & Shaffer

20111 Stevens Creek Blvd. #230
Cupertino, CA, 95014-2345


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Certified Specialist Workers CompensationState Bar of California1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Supreme Court BarMember1999 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaMember1995 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1995 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
California Applicant's Attorneys AssociationChapter President2003 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Charles v. Liberty Mutual InsuranceSettlement: $1.8 million w/lifetime medical
Linda v. Arrowpoint InsuranceTrial verdict: 100% permanent disability
Janice v. Social Security AdministrationDenial reversed, benefits awarded.
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Publication nameTitleDate
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Total Termporary Disability (Chapter 4)2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Brown UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CAAA Summer ConventionUninsured Employers & 132 Claims2015
2009 CAAA Summer ConventionQualified Medical Evaluation Process2009