Andje Morovich Medina

Attorney
Location:
711 Van Ness Avenue
Suite 220
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone:
888-504-0157
Fax 415-771-5845

Andje Morovich Medina is an attorney at The Veen Firm, PC in San Francisco. Her practice focuses exclusively on plaintiff catastrophic personal injury cases. She represents individuals who have suffered life-changing, career-changing, life-ending, or career-ending impact. Her clients include victims of mild and severe traumatic brain injury, spinal cord trauma, nerve damage, fractures, and severe orthopedic injuries arising from construction accidents, industrial accidents, dangerous premises, auto accidents, wrongful death, governmental or public entity liability, and professional negligence. Mrs. Medina is passionate about the rights of injured individuals. She has a deep appreciation for her role as a counselor and advocate, and she understands that she is assisting people coping with major losses and life changes.

Mrs. Medina is experienced in every aspect of the litigation process from case evaluation through trial. She previously worked for a large civil defense firm in San Francisco, which arms her with a unique perspective and insight into the evaluation process conducted by insurance companies and private businesses. Her diverse background helps her build a winning strategy for injured people.

Mrs. Medina is a finalist for the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Trial Lawyer of the Year Award for 2017. She was included on the Best Lawyers in America lists in 2015 and 2016. She has been included on the list of Rising Stars by Northern California Super Lawyers every year since 2012 and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell. In 2012, she received the Distinguished LRIS Panel Member Award, for the largest recovery in the history of the Bar Association of San Francisco's Lawyer Referral Service Program. In 2011, she obtained a verdict that was included in "California Top Verdicts of 2011."

Mrs. Medina was born and raised in California and has made San Francisco her home.

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Accidents
  • Workplace Injuries
  • Personal Injury Accidents
  • Dangerous Property
  • Defective Products

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Education

  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • Juris Doctor - 2007
    • Honors: with Honors – Class Rank 16/249
    • Honors: Specialty Certificate in Litigation
    • Honors: Moot Court Board
    • Honors: Mock Trial Competition Team
    • Honors: Honors Program
    • Honors: Dean’s List all Semesters
    • Honors: Witkin Award for Academic Excellence – Legal Writing and Research
    • Honors: CALI Excellence Award – Trial Advocacy
    • Honors: CALI Excellence Award – Constitutional Law II
    • Law Review: Golden Gate University Law Review Journal, Senior Editor
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    • B.A. - 2003
    • Honors: Honors Program
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Law and Society
  • Publications
    • Author, The Bunkhouse Rule - New decision shines light on an old rule regarding the exclusive workers' compensation remedy when employee lives on his employer's premises, Plaintiff Magazine, 2015
    • Author, Motor Vehicle v. Domestic Animal - Whether it's a cow, horse, dog or chicken that crosses the roadway, here are the rules that apply, Plaintiff Magazine, 2014
    • Author, Course and scope of employment, Plaintiff Magazine, 2013
    • Author, Sanctions – To ask or not to ask: That is the question, Plaintiff Magazine, 2012
    • Author, “Criminal” torts – Maximizing your client’s recovery through effective use of victim restitution, Plaintiff Magazine, 2011
    • Author, Don’t let a remains- mishandling case haunt you, Plaintiff Magazine, 2010
    • Author, Voir Dire Racial Discrimination Under a 'Comparative Juror Analysis', Kesser v. Cambra, 37 Golden Gate U.L. Rev. 657, 2007
  • Speaking Engagements
    • Moderator, Trial Skills Seminar, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
    • Lector, Top 15 Cases from 2016, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
    • Lector, What's New in Tort & Trial: 2016 in Review, San Joaquin County Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
    • Lector, What's New in Tort & Trial: 2016 in Review, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego / San Diego County Bar Association, 2017
    • Lector, Top 15 Cases from 2016, Western Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
    • Lector, What's New in Tort & Trial: 2016 in Review, Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers' Association, 2017
    • Lector, What's New in Tort & Trial: 2016 in Review, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 2017
    • Moderator, CAOC Hawaii Seminar, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2016
    • Lector, What’s New in Tort & Trial: 2015 in Review, Consumer Attorneys Of San Diego/San Diego County Bar Association, 2016
    • Lector, What’s New in Tort & Trial: 2015 in Review, Consumer Attorneys Association Of Los Angeles, 2016
    • Lector, What’s New in Tort & Trial: 2015 in Review, San Joaquin County Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
    • Lector, 2015 Mini Case Review, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
    • Lector, What’s New in Tort & Trial: 2015 in Review, Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers’ Association, 2016
    • Lector, Motor Vehicle v. Domestic Animal, Consumer Attorneys Of California Hawaii Seminar, 2015
    • Lector, Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? The Rules That Apply to Vehicles vs. Domestic Animal Collisions, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
    • Moderator, Consumer Attorneys Of California Hawaii Travel Seminar, 2014
    • Lector, Other Accidents: Relevance and Admissibility, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
    • Lector, Understanding Gender to Master Negotiations, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
    • Lector, The Bunk House Rule and Workers' Compensation Exclusivity, San Francisco Trial Lawyer's Association, 2012
    • Lector, Maximizing Value with Criminal Restitution, San Francisco Trial Lawyer's Association, 2012
    • Lector, It's a Man's World...Or is it?, Women's Caucus, San Francisco Trial Lawyer's Association, 2012
  • Honors and Awards
    • Daily Journal Top 40 Under 40, 2017
    • Avvo Superb Rating
    • Best Lawyers in America
    • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers
    • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10 Under 40 in California
    • Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2016, 2017
    • Rated AV-Preeminent for Ethical Standards & Ability, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
    • Northern California Rising Stars List, Super Lawyers, 2016
    • Top Northern California Female Lawyers List, Super Lawyers, 2016
    • Rated AV-Preeminent for Ethical Standards & Ability, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
    • Northern California Rising Stars List, Super Lawyers, 2015
    • Top Northern California Female Lawyers List, Super Lawyers, 2015
    • Rated AV-Preeminent for Ethical Standards & Ability, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
    • Northern California Rising Stars List, Super Lawyers, 2014
    • Top Northern California Female Lawyers List, Super Lawyers, 2014
    • Northern California Rising Stars List, Super Lawyers, 2013
    • Top Northern California Female Lawyers List, Super Lawyers, 2013
    • Distinguished Public Service Award, BASF, Lawyer Referral & Information Services, 2012
    • Top Northern California Female Lawyers List, Super Lawyers, 2012
    • Northern California Rising Stars List, Super Lawyers, 2012
    • The Recorder “California’s Top Verdicts of 2011” – Torres v. Fleming, 2011
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
    • American Association for Justice, Member
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • Bar Association of San Francisco, Active Member – Lawyer Referral & Information Service
    • California Women Lawyers, Active Member
    • Consumer Attorneys of California, Board Member, Board of Governors at Large for the Northern District
    • New Leaders Council, Fellow
    • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Active Member, Women’s Caucus Co-Chair, Board of Directors
    • The Lawyers' Club of San Francisco Inn of Court, Member
  • Professional Experience
    • San Francisco Superior Court: Commissioner Marjorie A. Slabach, Judicial Extern
    • Santa Barbara District Attorney’s Office, Clerk
    • Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Attorney
    • Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Summer Associate
    • Tenderloin Housing Clinic/HLP, Intern
    • Hager & Dowling, Legal Secretary
  • Pro Bono Activities
    • Glide, Volunteer
    • University of San Francisco, Mock Trial Judge
    • Golden Gate University School of Law, Oral Advocacy Judge
    • Food From the Bar, San Francisco and Marin Food Banks, Volunteer
    • Copper's Dream Rescue, Volunteer
  • Ratings

    1. Rated By super lawyers Andje M. Medina superlawyers.com
    2. AV Martindale Hubbell Preeminent Peer rated for highest level of profeesional excellence 2016
    3. Avvo Rating Superb Top Attorney Personel Injury
    4. The national Top 40 under 40 trial lawyers
    5. NATIONAL PREMIER | NAOPIA | TOP TEN ATTORNEY | PERSONAL INJURY
    6. 10 Best 2016 Client satisfaction Under 40 American Institute of personal Injury attorneys
    7. ANDJE M. MEDINA 2017 | RECOGNIZED BY | Best Lawyers