Sean Andrade graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, simultaneously obtaining a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Business & Public Policy from The Wharton School. He received his bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of California, Irvine.
Mr. Andrade is an aggressive, creative, and experienced litigator who has achieved numerous high-stakes victories in cases involving breach of contract, fraud, piercing the corporate veil, intellectual property disputes, products liability, employment discrimination, wage and hour, franchise, personal injury, real estate, and entertainment disputes. Aside from many wins on summary judgment, in 2017, Mr. Andrade obtained a full defense verdict in a four-week jury trial involving sexual abuse claims by five plaintiffs seeking $24.5 million in damages. The Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal recognized this result as a “Top Defense Verdict.”
He also has a particular expertise and passion for helping clients obtain insurance coverage. He and others from the firm have recovered many millions of dollars for individual, corporate, and government clients. Whether he is brought in to represent the plaintiff or defense, or handle appellate proceedings through writs, appeals, and amicus briefing, Mr. Andrade is a fierce advocate for his clients.
Throughout his career, numerous publications have recognized Mr. Andrade’s professional achievements and expertise. Most recently, the Los Angeles Business Journal selected Mr. Andrade for its 2021 “Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers” and 2021 “Minority Leaders of Influence: Attorneys.” Benchmark Litigation honored Mr. Andrade in its 2021 rankings and Thomson Reuters placed Mr. Andrade on its list of Southern California “Super Lawyers” for the past five years based on his high degree of peer recognition and achievements. Mr. Andrade was recognized on the 2023 “Best Lawyers” list for Commercial Litigation.
Mr. Andrade has also been long committed to various legal and community organizations. In 2021, he became a Board Member of the California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP). Since 2020, he has Co-Chaired a major committee for the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF). In 2011, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors appointed him to serve on LA County’s Redistricting Commission. From 2003 to 2011, Mr. Andrade served on the National Board of Governors for the Hispanic National Bar Association with four years on the HNBA’s Executive Committee as Vice President of Programs and National Secretary. Locally, Mr. Andrade served three terms on the Board for the Mexican American Bar Association (as Trustee and Secretary). He and the firm also support numerous youth and community-focused non-profit organizations.
During law school, Mr. Andrade served as Senior Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Labor & Employment Law. Prior to law school, he worked as the State Policy Analyst and National Paralegal for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.