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
Fax: 213-481-1554
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020
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

An attorney at Girardi | Keese, V. Andre Sherman divides his practice among personal injury and wrongful death litigation, consumer class actions, and labor and employment law. Based in the firm's Los Angeles office, he represents clients throughout California. Admitted to practice before all California state courts since 1998, Mr. Sherman is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

The principal portion of Mr. Sherman's caseload involves his assisting people who have incurred economic and non-economic losses as the result of the negligence of other parties. In this regard, he has handled both individual lawsuits as well as class actions. The types of cases that Mr. Sherman has worked on have included incidents arising out of motor vehicle accidents, mass torts involving pharmaceutical drugs manufactured by Bayer and other well-known companies, and defective products, and he has been able to recover hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients through jury verdicts and negotiated settlements.

In his employment law practice, Mr. Sherman represents current, prospective, and former employees. He has provided advice and counsel to victims of employment and workplace discrimination that is prohibited by various federal and state laws, and he has also handled cases involving harassment, wrongful termination, and retaliation. Mr. Sherman's successful track record in all his endeavors has earned him a great deal of recognition from his colleagues. He has been named to both The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 and the National Black Lawyers Top 100 lists, and he is a member of the invitation-only Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. A 1997 graduate of Loyola Law School, Mr. Sherman is a member of Consumer Attorneys of California and several other legal organizations.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General
  • 20%Employment & Labor
  • 20%Class Action/Mass Torts
  • 10%Consumer Law
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 8 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2005, 2007, 2010

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About Andre Sherman

Admitted: 1998, California

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


  • Premier 100, American Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Most Influential Minority Attorneys in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Business Journal 
  • Best Attorneys of America, Rue Ratings
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Super Lawyers, Selection Honoree, 2013 - 2018
  • Los Angeles Magazine, "Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star", 2005-2007, 2010
  • Top 100, National Black Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Executive Committee, National Black Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice, Litigation Chair, Byetta Litigation Group, 2010 - 2013
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • California, 1998 
  • Member, National Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, CABL (California Association of Black Lawyers), 2016
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member, American Association for Justice; AAJ Byetta Litigation Group Leader 2011-2013
  • Member, BESLA 
  • Member, Public Justice Foundation
  • Board of Directors, John M. Langston Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2009 - 2016

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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


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

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2017

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Los Angeles, California, B.A., Economics, 1992
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Office Location for V. Andre Sherman

1126 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Phone: 213-977-0211

Fax: 213-481-1554

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