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Andre E. Jardini

Mr. Jardini attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated in 1973 with a bachelor of arts degree. He attended Hastings College of the Law and received his juris doctor degree in 1976. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1976. He is a Director of the firm and also serves as a member of the firm’s management committee.

Mr. Jardini was a law clerk to the Honorable Robert Firth, United States District Court, Central District of California, in 1977 and 1978. He has been admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Central Districts of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Jardini specializes in complex litigation, and his experience in this area is wide-ranging and diverse, including trial work in insurance bad faith and coverage cases, employment and wrongful termination cases, intellectual property, business torts, and real estate litigation. In his career, Mr. Jardini has been the principal trial attorney in more than 50 lawsuits tried to jury verdict, each with exposure in the six-to-eight figure range. He also has been involved in environmental litigation, federal and multidistrict litigation, products litigation, and toxic tort litigation.

Mr. Jardini is a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), having achieved “advocate” status. He is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.

Mr. Jardini has developed a particularized practice regarding the review and analysis of legal billings. Since 1986, he has performed services on behalf of a wide variety of clients concerning all aspects of the issues of reasonableness and compensability of legal fees. Under the auspices of KPC Legal Audit Services Inc. , a dba of the firm, Mr. Jardini has performed more than 1,000 audits, involving more than $1 billion in legal fees. His services have been rendered as a consultant, an expert witness in litigation, and as an attorney in fee litigation.

Representative superior court trials include: a jury trial in environmental coverage litigation with claims exceeding $35 million; a jury trial in a real estate fraud case with recovery of $1.7 million; a defense award in a major insurance bad faith case against an insurer seeking $18 million; and a substantial recovery in a jury trial on loan losses for a savings and loan.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation and appeals
  • Insurance law
  • Employment law — employer
  • Employment law — employee
  • Bad faith
  • Real estate law
  • Wrongful termination — employee
  • Wrongful termination — employer
  • Intellectual property law
  • Review and analysis of legal billing
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