Andje Medina

Andje Medina

Andje M. Medina is a partner at Altair Law in San Francisco. She focuses on catastrophic personal injury cases that cause death or life changing consequences. 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.

Andje is experienced in every aspect of the litigation process from case evaluation through trial. Her career started with 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. She then moved on to a preeminent San Francisco plaintiffs firm where she was elevated to lead one of the firm's trial teams before leaving to open her own firm.

Andje was named a Top 40 under 40 Attorney in California in 2017 by the Daily Journal and was a finalist for the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Trial Lawyer of the Year Award in 2017. She was included on the Best Lawyers in America lists from 2015–2018. 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."

Andje serves on the Board of Governors at large for the California Consumers Attorneys Association and Board of Directors for the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. She is a frequent author and lecturer throughout California.

Articles written by this author:

Don’t let a remains-mishandling case haunt you

Mortuaries, crematoriums and cemeteries are fertile grounds for lawsuits by survivors

William Veen
Andje Medina

2010 August

“Criminal” torts

Maximizing your client’s recovery through effective use of victim restitution

Elinor Leary
Andje Medina

2011 August

Sanctions – To ask or not to ask: That is the question

The award of sanctions has often seemed arbitrary. Two recent decisions should help put the uncertainty to rest

Andje Medina
Jeremy Cloyd

2012 June

Course and scope of employment

A look at the different tests for this critical issue

William Veen
Andje Medina

2013 May

Motor vehicle vs. domestic animal

Whether it’s a cow, horse, dog or chicken that crosses the roadway, here are the rules that apply

Andje Medina

2014 May

The Bunkhouse Rule

New decision shines light on an old rule regarding the exclusive Workers’ Comp remedy when employee lives on his employer’s premises

Andje Medina

2015 June

Punch Press operation

The power press exception to Workers’ Comp

Finding exceptions to the Workers’ Compensation exclusive remedy doctrine in workplace injuries

Andje Medina

2017 May