Andrew Williams is a partner in Barger & Wolen’s Los Angeles office, and has been with the firm since 1997. His practice focuses primarily on the defense of companies and individuals, with a particular emphasis on the defense of lawsuits against insurers, health plans, and companies and individuals embroiled in business disputes.
During his career, Mr. Williams also has defended clients in the areas of professional negligence, including the defense of legal malpractice and insurance broker liability cases, and has experience representing clients seeking the return of money seized under federal civil forfeiture laws.
Having litigated hundreds of cases in state and federal courts in California, and with experience in jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, and appeals, Mr. Williams is uniquely poised to offer advice and counseling to companies and individuals who face the prospects of defending lawsuits, as well as provide exceptional legal representation to those who are sued.
Mr. Williams prides himself on his ability to simplify and efficiently resolve complex legal problems to the benefit of his clients, whether through litigation or mediation. He has spoken at and authored materials for insurance industry conferences. Most recently, Mr. Williams spoke at the Twin Cities Claim Conference on the issue of avoiding bad faith liability. He was selected a 2009 Southern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers.
Mr. Williams is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Central, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.