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402 W. Broadway, Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92101
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Meet San Diego Attorney Daniel A. Andrist

Meet San Diego Attorney Daniel A. Andrist

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After a distinguished career in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Andrist obtained his Master's Degree in Business Administration with High Scholarship and then enrolled in Law School at the University of San Diego where he consistently ranked in the top 10% of his class and served as a Research Editor for the prestigious San Diego Law Review. Graduating cum laude in 1991, he passed the three-day California Bar Exam and accepted an Associate Attorney position with one of the oldest and largest law firms in San Diego. He was recruited into the firm's Litigation Department and soon after took charge of the firm's Insurance Practice Area. There, as the firm's Insurance Answer Man, he spent 20 years meeting the complex insurance needs of individuals, businesses and professional firms. In 2012, he left the big firm to commence his own practice, where today he continues to serve the insurance needs of clients before, during and after the claim.

Contact Mr. Andrist to learn how his experience can be put to work to meet your individual, business or professional insurance needs.


Insurance Coverage Litigation

While practicing in the litigation department of a major law firm for 20 years, Mr. Andrist achieved enviable success in the recovery of insurance benefits for clients in a wide variety of cases. A sampling of these cases includes:

  • Construction Defect Actions
  • Professional Liability Claims
  • Employment Matters
  • Product Liability Cases
  • Intellectual Property Lawsuits
  • Sexual Harassment Actions
  • Commercial Property Claims
  • Property Damage Claims
  • Personal Injury Cases and
  • Real and Personal Property Disputes

Insurance Planning

Mr. Andrist’s insurance coverage litigation experience gave him strong insights into the complex and sometimes unsavory tactics of the insurance claims establishment. These insights provided an invaluable foundation for insurance planning as they were employed for clients such as:

  • Condominium Developers
  • General Contractors
  • Home Improvement Contractors
  • Construction Tradesmen
  • Financial Institutions
  • Financial Advisors
  • High Net Worth Individuals
  • Hotel, Resort, and Golf Club Owners
  • Apartment Complex Owners
  • Restaurant Owners
  • Property Management Companies
  • Landscape Maintenance Companies
  • Automobile and RV Dealerships
  • Yacht Owners
  • Receivers and Trustees

Contact Mr. Andrist to learn how his insights may be employed to help with insurance planning for you, your business or your professional practice.

Admissions & Affiliations

Mr. Andrist has been licensed to practice law in the State of California since 1991. His professional affiliations and admissions presently include:

  • California State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Insurance / Bad Faith Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association
  • Civil Litigation Section of the San Diego County Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

Mr. Andrist’s strong reputation in the field of insurance law has garnered invitations to speak on the subject of insurance in a wide range of settings such as:

  • USD School of Law as Adjunct Professor and Guest Lecturer.
  • MCLE Trainer for Attorneys in the Field of Insurance Law.
  • Corporate Training for Executives, Managers and Staff Employees.
  • Presenter at Various Industry Association Seminars and Conferences.

Contact Mr. Andrist to discuss booking his services as a trainer or instructor for your business, professional firm, or group.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Andrist has received the coveted “Preeminent” designation from Martindale Hubbell, having been “AV Rated” by his peers in the San Diego legal community every year since 2005.

For more about Mr. Andrist’s “Preeminent” designation, please visit the Martindale Hubbell website or contact Mr. Andrist as provided on the Contact page.

San Diego Magazine Top Lawyers

Mr. Andrist has been honored as one of San Diego Magazine's Top Lawyers in Insurance Law every year since 2012.

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