ANDREW B. KREEFT
Andrew has been in private practice in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas since 1986 and specializes in civil litigation, with an emphasis on trial practice involving all aspects of general negligence/tort liability law. His experience includes product liability, premises liability, employment & labor, probate litigation and commercial/business matters. He represents individuals as well as corporate/private entity clients, and has tried numerous cases in several Northern California counties and in Federal District Court. Andrew was co-lead counsel on a product defect case against an automobile manufacturer which resulted in a $12.6 million dollar jury verdict for his client. Through his extensive litigation experience, Andrew has effectively interacted with numerous judges, juries, arbitrators and mediators, representing both plaintiffs and defendants along the way. Based on his broad trial experience and success, Andrew has been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates, and has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s designation of AV Preeminent, the highest peer review rating given to attorneys based on legal ability and ethical standards.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Personal injury, employment, and business/commercial litigation, and all aspects of general negligence/tort liability law.
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., B.A., 1983; Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, CA, J.D., 1986.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:
Admitted the California State Bar in 1986; admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California; Adjunct Professor, Monterey College of Law 2010 – 2015.
American Board of Trial Advocates; Monterey County and Santa Cruz County Bar Associations; Board Member emeritus and former Board Chair of St. Francis High School Board of Directors, Watsonville, California.