Andrew Leal is a senior counsel at our Inland Empire Office. His practice focuses on motor vehicle liability, premises liability, general liability, and transportation liability defense. His practice is dedicated to the defense of first and third party claims on behalf of insurance carriers and rental car companies.
Mr. Leal has handled cases involving suspected fraud/theft, brain injuries, surgical injuries, spinal cord stimulators, urological/reproductive organ injuries, and other high exposure claims. He has experience defending insurance carriers’ insureds in cases arising out of accidents involving automobile versus pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists along with cases asserting punitive damages. In addition, Mr. Leal has extensive experience representing rental car companies and foreign renters in automobile accidents involving rental vehicles.
Through his experience, Mr. Leal has developed the knowledge and skill necessary to identify the applicable standards of care and identify the specialized experts needed to assist in the evaluation and defense of cases.
Mr. Leal’s experience involves all phases of litigation, from inception through trial, and includes California State and Federal cases. He has also mediated numerous cases to successful resolution.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Leal practiced in insurance defense, civil litigation with an emphasis in personal injury matters involving automobile accidents and premises liability.
He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, the U.S. District Court, Central District and all courts in the state of California. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel and Defense Research Institute
- California 2013
- Graduate of the Whittier Law School
- Undergraduate of the California State University, Long Beach, Business Management.