Andje Medina Selected to Daily Journal Top 40 Under 40

As published in Daily Journal, Attorney Andje Medina was selected to the publication's Top 40 Under 40 list recognizing her for her plaintiff's work. The article highlights a 2016 case, Wright v. State of California, in which she obtained a $1.3 million jury verdict for a San Quentin State Prison correctional officer who lived in a state-owned apartment on the prison grounds and was injured on his way to work when a staircase collapsed.

Medina found a winning argument in an obscure 1920s doctrine and proved that Wright was entitled to compensation for the harm he suffered while on his employer's property.

When the jury came back with a verdict in their favor, Medina said, "The client was in tears, and there was overwhelming emotion in the courtroom. This was an exciting ruling for employment lawyers. That court of appeal opinion caused the Rutter Guide to rewrite its section on employer liability to employees."

In another successful case, Medina represented a client who suffered a serious brain injury after a fall over a guardrail of a staircase, and obtained $575,000 for her client.