Andje Medina

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Andje M. Medina is a partner and trial attorney at Altair Law in San Francisco. She focuses on catastrophic personal injury cases that cause death or life changing consequences. 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. Andje 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.

Andje is experienced in every aspect of the litigation process from case evaluation through trial. Her career started with 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. She then moved on to a preeminent San Francisco plaintiffs firm where she was elevated to lead one of the firm's trial teams before leaving to open her own firm.

She was named a Top 40 under 40 Attorney in California in 2017 by the Daily Journal and was a finalist for the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Trial Lawyer of the Year Award in 2017. She was included on the Best Lawyers in America lists from 2015–2018. 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."

Andje serves on the Board of Governors at large for the California Consumers Attorneys Association and Board of Directors for the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. She is a frequent author and lecturer throughout California.

Honors & awards

Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2018
Northern California Rising Stars List, Super Lawyers, 2018
Top Northern California Female Lawyers List, Super Lawyers, 2018
Rated AV-Preeminent for Ethical Standards & Ability, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018

 

Top 40 under 40 Attorneys in California, Daily Journal, 2017
Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2017
Northern California Rising Stars List, Super Lawyers, 2017
Top Northern California Female Lawyers List, Super Lawyers, 2017
Rated AV-Preeminent for Ethical Standards & Ability, Martindale-Hubbell, 2017
Finalist for Trial Lawyer of the Year, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2017

 

Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 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

 

Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2015
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

 

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

Professional Associations

- Consumer Attorneys of California, Board of Governors at Large for the Northern District

– San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors

– San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Education Committee Co-Chair

– The Lawyers' Club of San Francisco Inn of Court, Member

– New Leaders Council, Fellow

– California Women Lawyers, Member

– Bar Association of San Francisco, Member

– Lawyer Referral & Information Service, Panel Member

– American Association for Justice, Member

– American Bar Association, Member