Andje M. Medina

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Altair Law LLP
 | 465 California Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-890-0745
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Andje M. Medina is an attorney and partner at Altair Law in San Francisco, California. Ms. Medina devotes her practice to personal injury law and serves clients throughout northern California. She has experience with cases involving automobile accidents, brain injury, construction accidents, industrial accidents, professional negligence, public entity liability and wrongful death.

Ms. Medina was a member of the honors program and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received her law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law and has been licensed to practice law since 2007. Over the course of her career, she has recovered numerous verdicts and settlements for those she represents.

As a complement to her practice, Ms. Medina has lectured and authored extensively on various personal injury topics. Her accomplishments have earned her numerous honors and awards from organizations including the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and the National Trial Lawyers. She has been featured in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America” and attained an AV Preeminent* rating from the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell.

Ms. Medina is a board member of the Consumer Attorneys of California and the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. She is also a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco, the American Bar Association, the Lawyers’ Club of San Francisco Inn of Court and the American Association for Justice. She was named by the Daily Journal as a Top 40 Attorney under 40 in California in 2017.

Ms. Medina is passionate about giving back to the community through volunteer and pro bono work. She volunteers her time as a mock trial and oral advocacy judge as well as at food banks and other organizations.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
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Personal Injury - General (100%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 8 years

Rising Stars: 2012 - 2019

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About Andje Medina

Admitted: 2007, California

Professional Webpage: https://altairlaw.us/andje-medina/

Honors/Awards:

  • Top Northern California Female Lawyers List, Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Northern California Rising Stars List, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2015
  • Top 40 under 40 Attorneys in California, Daily Journal, 2017
  • Northern California Rising Stars List, Super Lawyers, 2013
  • Avvo Superb Rating
  • Rated AV-Preeminent for Ethical Standards & Ability, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
  • The Recorder “California’s Top Verdicts of 2011” – Torres v. Fleming, 2011
  • Top Northern California Female Lawyers List, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Top Northern California Female Lawyers List, Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Top Northern California Female Lawyers List, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2016
  • Distinguished Public Service Award, BASF, Lawyer Referral & Information Services, 2012
  • Top Northern California Female Lawyers List, Super Lawyers, 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40. The National Trial Lawyers
  • Rated AV-Preeminent for Ethical Standards & Ability, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10 Under 40 in California
  • Northern California Rising Stars List, Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Northern California Rising Stars List, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Finalist for Trial Lawyer of the Year, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
  • Northern California Rising Stars List, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2017
  • Northern California Rising Stars List, Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Top Northern California Female Lawyers List, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Rated AV-Preeminent for Ethical Standards & Ability, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
  • Rated AV-Preeminent for Ethical Standards & Ability, Martindale-Hubbell, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Active Member – Lawyer Referral & Information Service
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2018
  • New Leaders Council, Fellow
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Board of Governors at Large for the Northern District
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • California Women Lawyers, Active Member
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Education Committee Co-Chair, 2018
  • The Lawyers' Club of San Francisco Inn of Court, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Stanford School of Law, Trial Skills Workshop Volunteer, 2017
  • University of San Francisco, Mock Trial Judge
  • Food From the Bar, San Francisco and Marin Food Banks, Volunteer
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, Oral Advocacy Judge
  • Copper's Dream Rescue, Volunteer
  • Glide, Volunteer

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author, Don’t let a remains- mishandling case haunt you, Plaintiff Magazine, 2010
  • Lector, Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? The Rules That Apply to Vehicles vs. Domestic Animal Collisions, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Lector, The Bunk House Rule and Workers' Compensation Exclusivity, San Francisco Trial Lawyer's Association, 2012
  • Lector, It's a Man's World...Or is it?, Women's Caucus, San Francisco Trial Lawyer's Association, 2012
  • Lector, Other Accidents: Relevance and Admissibility, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Lector, Understanding Gender to Master Negotiations, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Author, The Bunkhouse Rule - New decision shines light on an old rule regarding the exclusive workers' compensation remedy when employee lives on his employer's premises, Plaintiff Magazine, 2015
  • Author, Motor Vehicle v. Domestic Animal - Whether it's a cow, horse, dog or chicken that crosses the roadway, here are the rules that apply, Plaintiff Magazine, 2014
  • Author, Voir Dire Racial Discrimination Under a 'Comparative Juror Analysis', Kesser v. Cambra, 37 Golden Gate U.L. Rev. 657, 2007
  • Lector, 2015 Mini Case Review, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Moderator, Consumer Attorneys Of California Hawaii Travel Seminar, 2014
  • Lector, What’s New in Tort & Trial: 2015 in Review, Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers’ Association, 2016
  • Lector, Motor Vehicle v. Domestic Animal, Consumer Attorneys Of California Hawaii Seminar, 2015
  • Lector, What’s New in Tort & Trial: 2015 in Review, San Joaquin County Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Lector, What’s New in Tort & Trial: 2015 in Review, Consumer Attorneys Association Of Los Angeles, 2016
  • Lector, What’s New in Tort & Trial: 2015 in Review, Consumer Attorneys Of San Diego/San Diego County Bar Association, 2016
  • Lector, What's New in Tort & Trial: 2017 in Review, Sacramento Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
  • Lector, What's New in Tort & Trial: 2016 in Review, Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers' Association, 2017
  • Lector, What's New in Tort & Trial: 2016 in Review, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 2017
  • Lector, Top 15 Cases from 2016, Western Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
  • Lector, What's New in Tort & Trial: 2016 in Review, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego / San Diego County Bar Association, 2017
  • Lector, What's New in Tort & Trial: 2016 in Review, San Joaquin County Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
  • Moderator, CAOC Hawaii Seminar, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2016
  • Lector, Top 15 Cases from 2016, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
  • Lector, Top 10 Cases from 2017, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2018
  • Author, What’s New in Tort and Trial, The Gavel, 2017
  • Author, The Power Press Exception to Workers’ Comp, Plaintiff Magazine, 2017
  • Lector, What's New in Tort & Trial: 2017 in Review, Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers' Association, 2018
  • "How the Gig Economy Hurts Workers and Consumers," Entrepreneur, 2017
  • Lector, What's New in Tort & Trial: 2017 in Review, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego / San Diego County Bar Association, 2017
  • Lector, Maximizing Value with Criminal Restitution, San Francisco Trial Lawyer's Association, 2012
  • Author, Sanctions – To ask or not to ask: That is the question, Plaintiff Magazine, 2012
  • Author, Course and scope of employment, Plaintiff Magazine, 2013
  • Author, “Criminal” torts – Maximizing your client’s recovery through effective use of victim restitution, Plaintiff Magazine, 2011

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $1,500,000 settlement paid to family of minor who was overserved alcohol by adults at a house party and died from complications of intoxication, 2017
  • Confidential settlement reached for plaintiffs who sustained traumatic brain injuries and spine injuries in rollover collision that also resulted in the death of one of the passengers., 2011
  • $360,000 for elderly plaintiff who fell in a parking lot and sustained multiple facial fractures, 2017
  • $3,000,000 jury verdict in San Francisco in a wrongful death case brought by an adult daughter after her mother was killed in an apartment fire due to the negligence of her landlord, 2018
  • $1,000,000 settlement reached for bicyclist who collided with another bicyclist who made an abrupt turn across his travel path. Plaintiff sustained serious injuries, including traumatic brain injury, 2015
  • $1,000,000 settlement reached for motorist who was rear ended at a stop light. Plaintiff sustained serious injuries, including spine fractures and disc injuries, 2011
  • $575,000 settlement reached for a young father who fell down an unsafe common area staircase at his rental unit. Plaintiff sustained serious injuries, including a skull fracture and traumatic brain injury. Settlement included insurance policy limits and a substantial personal contribution from the defendant, 2015
  • $500,000 insurance policy limits received in settlement following low speed rear end collision that resulted in injury to the carotid artery that caused subsequent stroke in plaintiff, 2014
  • $2,500,000 for man who was seriously injured in a rollover collision at an active roadway construction site. His injuries included a cervical fractures, minor traumatic brain injury, and eye injuries. Liability and comparative fault were at issue, 2017
  • $500,000 for a powerpress worker who lost the tips of three fingers after safety guards on a powerpress he was operating were illegally removed by his employer, 2017
  • $3,600,000 settlement and $685,000 restitution order reached for bicyclist who was struck and severely injured by motorists on a Marin County road after she was clipped by an intoxicated motorist and fell into the traffic lanes where she was struck. Plaintiff sustained serious injuries, including traumatic brain injury, multiple facial fractures and cranial nerve palsy, 2012
  • $4,000,000 settlement reached for a motorist who struck loose horses on Interstate 280 in San Mateo County. Plaintiff sustained serious injuries, including multiple spine factures preventing her from returning in full capacity to her prior profession as a vascular surgeon, 2014
  • $1,000,000 settlement reached for a woman who fell down an unsafe common area staircase at her rental unit. Plaintiff sustained serious injuries including a right arm fracture that lead to complex regional pain syndrome, 2014
  • $675,000 settlement reached for HVAC worker who was injured on a multi-employer jobsite when a forklift cage that was not compatible with a forklift fell and struck him on the head. Plaintiff sustained neck injuries, 2015
  • Marin County jury trial resulted in plaintiff's verdict in excess of $1 million in Torres v. Fleming. Plaintiff Isaac Torres slipped and fell on common area stairs at his rental apartment in Marin County. He sustained a serious back injury and was found to have no comparative fault, 2011
  • $500,000 for a bicyclist who sustained serious leg fractures after being hit by a driver that turned across the path of the bicyclist, 2017
  • Marin County jury trial resulted in plaintiff's verdict of $1.3 million in Wright v. State of California. Plaintiff Monnie Wright fell when a concrete common area staircase collapsed outside his residence he rented from the State. He sustained serious back, knee and elbow injuries. The jury found the State of California 95% at fault for the harm, 2016
  • $1,000,000 settlement reached for bicyclist who was struck by a motorists and thrown from her bicycle. Plaintiff sustained spine fractures requiring surgical repair, 2012
  • Insurance policy limits received in settlement after a family of three was killed by a drunk driver, 2015
  • $2,000,000 settlement reached for appliance delivery worker who was injured on an active condo construction project when he fell from a balcony with unsafe guardrails. Plaintiff sustained serious injuries, including shattering both heels requiring extensive surgical repair, 2012

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Finalist for San Francisco Trial Lawyer Associations' Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, 2017
  • Elected to Board of Governors at Large for the Northern District of Consumer Attorneys of California, 2016
  • Elected to Board of Directors of San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Selected Top 40 under 40 Attorneys in California by the Daily Journal, 2017

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., Honors: Honors Program, Major: Political Science, Major: Law and Society, 2003
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465 California Street
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: 415-890-0745

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Last Updated: 2/19/2019

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