V. Andre Sherman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Girardi | Keese
 | 1126 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213-977-0211
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005, 2007, 2010
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Consumer Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

Andre Sherman, a trial lawyer at Girardi Keese in Los Angeles, focuses his practice in the areas of catastrophic personal injury, pharmaceutical mass torts, as well as employment and consumer class actions.

Mr. Sherman is passionate about his clients and the law. He has successfully litigated many significant wrongful death, personal injury, pharmaceutical, employment and consumer class action cases throughout his career, obtaining impressive results totaling in the hundreds of millions in settlements and verdicts.

Mr. Sherman's cases have resulted in improved legislative protections for unwitting consumers who have been unfairly targeted with substandard products that often cater to low income families least able to protect their rights.  Mr. Sherman has served as a member of several plaintiff steering committees on coordinated pharmaceutical multi-plaintiff actions throughout the state.  He has also served as lead, liaison and trial counsel on numerous coordinated JCCP,  MDL and class actions throughout California.  Andre is driven to succeed on behalf of all those aggrieved clients he zealously represents.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Employment & Labor (20%): Wage & Hour Laws

Class Action/Mass Torts (20%): Class Actions

Consumer Law (10%): Consumer Protection

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Wage & Hour Laws, Class Actions, Consumer Protection


Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2005, 2007, 2010

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About Andre Sherman

Admitted: 1998, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.girardikeese.com/Attorneys/V-A-Sherman.shtml

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board of Directors, CABL (California Association of Black Lawyers), 2016
  • Board of Directors, John M. Langston Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2009 - 2016
  • Member, American Association for Justice; AAJ Byetta Litigation Group Leader 2011-
  • Member, BESLA 
  • Member, National Bar Association
  • Member, Public Justice Foundation
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of California

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Consumer Attorneys of Inland Empire Palm Springs Seminar - JCCP Coordinated Actions, Speaker, CAOIE, 2016
  • HarrisMartin California Mass Tort & Class Action Litigation Conference, San Francisco, Speaker, 2016
  • Author, Case and Client Management in the Early Stages of Mass Torts, Advocate, CAOC, 2010
  • "Rent-A-Center, Plaintiff's Attorneys Announce Settlement of Griego/Carrillo Litigation", Business Wire, 2005
  • "Who's Who Law - Attorney's Who Bring Business to Their Firms", Los Angeles Business Journal, March, 2005

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $1.96 Million, Wage & Hour Class Action, unpaid overtime and missed rest and meal periods, major shipping supplies company, 2018
  • $1.9 Million, Wage & Hour Class Action, unpaid overtime and missed rest and meal periods, major Southern California community bank, 2017
  • $2,030,000, Auto v. City of LA, left-hand turn accident involving alleged dangerous condition of lighting system at intersection, 2017
  • $1.38 Million, Abrego v. (Confidential), Food Truck overturn accident, 2016
  • $1.4 Million, McCormick v. Derro, Motorcycle v. Truck accident, 2016
  • $7.5 Million, Wage & Hour Class Action, unpaid overtime and missed rest and meal periods, major US clothing retailer, 2016
  • $5.25 Million, Pharmaceutical Drug Failure to Warn, Coordinated Action(Confidential) Pharmacuetical companies failed to adequately warn of diabetes drug's risks, 2015
  • $1.5 Million Settlement, Bad Faith v. Harco Ins. (Confidential), 2012
  • $5.6 Million Settlement, Breach of Contract v. Luxury Condominium Developer (Confidential), 2012
  • $36 Million Verdict, including Punitive Damages; Woods/Zulewski v. WMB Transportation (Wrongful Death), 2009
  • $46.5 Million (Settlement) Rent-A-Center Settled Consumer Class Action, Related To Deceptive And Misleading Overpricing Of Rent-To-Own Products
  • Settlement, $1.25 Million Union Pacific Railroad Fela Claim Involving Unsafe Equipment Used By Railroad Worker At Intermodal Facility That Caused Injury
  • Settlement, $1.53 Million Breach Of Contract Claim Against Insurance Company For Failure To Make Payment On Commercial Crime Policy
  • Jackson v. UPRR.,Case No. NC035309
  • Settlement, $30 Million - An International Insurance Company Settled Insurance Breach Of Contract/Bad Faith Case Involving Major Hotel/Gaming Corporation
  • $45 Million Settlement, In re: Bextra/Celebrex, Pharmaceutical Mass Tort v. Pfizer.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2017

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Los Angeles, California, B.A.
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Office Location for V. Andre Sherman

1126 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Phone: 213-977-0211


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Last Updated: 2/2/2018

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