Our approach is to vigorously represent the interests of our client with emphasis on an expedient, cost-effective resolution and file closures. We believe this is best achieved through interactive dialogue with both the insurer and employer. Recognizing that each case is unique, we work with our client to assess whether a quick resolution or an aggressive defense through trial and post-trial proceedings are appropriate. Whichever, process is used, it is necessary to communicate clearly and often to the client so there are no surprises. We also believe that direct client contact facilitates the attorney-client relationship and fosters collaboration that is critical to effective claims handling. In addition to frequent telecommunications or emails, direct contact is also accomplished through training seminars that we provide to the client on cutting-edge issues and strategies. We also have an “open door” philosophy which means our clients are encouraged to a call or email, anytime, even if we do not have the claim to provide our legal opinion on pressing issues.
D’Andre Law, LLP is a technology-driven firm with incredible flexibility to cover almost any potential litigation involving worker’s compensation matters, and all matters falling under the jurisdiction of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, Arbitration, and carve-out litigation. With our partnership with MerusCase, all attorneys have cloud-based access to all claim files, no matter the handling attorney (unless a restriction is necessary) to be able to respond to any client inquiry on a real-time basis.
D’Andre Law, LLP was founded in 1970 as the Law Offices of Joseph J. D’Andre with the initial office in San Francisco. From a solo organization, we have grown into a well-respected, statewide firm providing comprehensive and responsive legal representation throughout California, with six offices located in Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento, Fresno, Orange County and Los Angeles.
The management now consists of seven equity partners, and two nonequity partners, overseeing litigation in every corner of the state. We are proud to call Uptown Oakland our principal place of business and the hub of our operations, having moved from San Francisco in 2014.
Our firm has extensive experience at both the WCAB and appellate level. We have represented numerous self-insured, and insured clients, in the most complex matters. We have a long history of demonstrating superior litigation skills and pride ourselves on being responsive to our client’s needs.