Andje Morovich Medina

Andje Morovich Medina

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Francisco, CA

The Veen Firm, PC
 | 711 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-673-4800
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Andje Morovich Medina is an attorney at The Veen Firm, PC in San Francisco. Her practice focuses exclusively on plaintiff catastrophic personal injury cases. She represents individuals who have suffered life-changing, career-changing, life-ending, or career-ending impact. 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. Mrs. Medina is passionate about the rights of injured individuals. She has a deep appreciation for her role as a counselor and advocate, and she understands that she is assisting people coping with major losses and life changes.

Mrs. Medina is experienced in every aspect of the litigation process from case evaluation through trial. She previously worked for 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. Her diverse background helps her build a winning strategy for injured people.

Mrs. Medina is a finalist for the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Trial Lawyer of the Year Award for 2017. She was included on the Best Lawyers in America lists in 2015 and 2016. 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."

Mrs. Medina was born and raised in California and has made San Francisco her home.

About Andje Medina

Admitted: 2007, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.veenfirm.com/our-firm/Andje-M-Medina.shtml

Honors and Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Lector, Top 15 Cases from 2016, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
  • Lector, What's New in Tort & Trial: 2016 in Review, San Joaquin County 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, Top 15 Cases from 2016, Western 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
  • Moderator, CAOC Hawaii Seminar, Consumer Attorneys of California, 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: 2015 in Review, Consumer Attorneys Association Of Los Angeles, 2016
  • Lector, What’s New in Tort & Trial: 2015 in Review, San Joaquin County Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Lector, 2015 Mini Case Review, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lector, Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? The Rules That Apply to Vehicles vs. Domestic Animal Collisions, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Moderator, Consumer Attorneys Of California Hawaii Travel Seminar, 2014
  • 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
  • Lector, Other Accidents: Relevance and Admissibility, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Author, Course and scope of employment, Plaintiff Magazine, 2013
  • Lector, Understanding Gender to Master Negotiations, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Author, Sanctions – To ask or not to ask: That is the question, Plaintiff Magazine, 2012
  • Lector, The Bunk House Rule and Workers' Compensation Exclusivity, San Francisco Trial Lawyer's Association, 2012
  • Lector, Maximizing Value with Criminal Restitution, 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
  • Author, “Criminal” torts – Maximizing your client’s recovery through effective use of victim restitution, Plaintiff Magazine, 2011
  • Author, Don’t let a remains- mishandling case haunt you, Plaintiff Magazine, 2010
  • Author, Voir Dire Racial Discrimination Under a 'Comparative Juror Analysis', Kesser v. Cambra, 37 Golden Gate U.L. Rev. 657, 2007

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • 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
  • $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
  • $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
  • Insurance policy limits received in settlement after a family of three was killed by a drunk driver., 2015
  • $1 million settlement reached for the family of an 18 year old girl who died after being overserved alcohol at a private residence by an adult., 2015
  • $1 million 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
  • $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
  • $1 million 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
  • $4 million 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
  • $2 million 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
  • $1 million settlement reached for bicyclist who was struck by a motorists and thrown from her bicycle. Plaintiff sustained spine fractures requiring surgical repair., 2012
  • $3.6 million 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
  • 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
  • $1 million settlement reached for motorist who was rear ended at a stop light. Plaintiff sustained serious injuries, including spine fractures and disc injuries., 2011
  • 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

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

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Educational Background:

  • Graduated from Golden Gate University with Honors, 2007
  • University of California, Santa Barbara B.A., Honors: Honors Program, Major: Political Science, Major: Law and Society, 2003
Office Location for Andje Morovich Medina

711 Van Ness Avenue
Suite 220
San Francisco, CA 94102

 

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Last Updated: 3/29/2017

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