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Jonathan D. Andrews

Jonathan D. Andrews is the Managing Partner and founding member of Andrews • Lagasse • Branch & Bell LLP. Mr. Andrews works out of the firm's San Diego and Los Angeles offices and his practice focuses on advising and representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including harassment, discrimination, retaliation, class action wage and hour, breach of contract, and employee mobility/trade secret litigation and counseling. Mr. Andrews represents employers in state and federal court as well as matters before administrative agencies, such as the California Labor Commissioner, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Mr. Andrews is admitted to practice before all California state and federal courts, including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Mr. Andrews has argued cases in front of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Court of Appeals, and has successfully tried cases in state and federal courts throughout California, including, Sacramento, Fresno, Los Angeles and San Diego.

Mr. Andrews' counseling practice includes the development, drafting and review of personnel policies and advice concerning wage and hour issues, hiring/firing and performance-related personnel decisions, as well as comprehensive diversity, management and prohibitive harassment training.

Previously, Mr. Andrews has been named to San Diego's 40 under 40 honor roll by the San Diego Metropolitan. This prestigious award recognizes the business accomplishments and community contributions of San Diego's brightest young business professionals, entrepreneurs, and civic leaders, all of whom are under 40 years of age.

 From 2010 through 2015, and 2017, Mr. Andrews' peers selected him as one of the Top 50 Super Lawyers in San Diego and voted to include him on the lists of San Diego Super Lawyers in the area of labor and employment from 2009 through 2017, an award that recognizes the top 5% of San Diego attorneys.  Mr. Andrews was also selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the practice area of Employment Law - Management in 2016 and 2017. Also in 2010, 2011 and 2012, Mr. Andrews was named a Top Attorney by the San Diego Daily Transcript in the area of labor and employment law.  He was one of only 12 attorneys in his practice area selected by the San Diego legal community to receive this honor.

Mr. Andrews has been a speaker for Lorman Education Services regarding employee mobility/non-compete issues, as well as an Instructor of Personnel Law for the Greater San Diego Employers Association in its certificate program for working professionals in human resources.

Mr. Andrews is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School where he served as Executive Note Editor for the Michigan Journal of Race & Law and was a member of the Child Advocacy, Domestic Violence, and Asylum/Refugee Clinical Programs. Mr. Andrews received a B.A. in Political Science from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was a member of Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honor Society) and Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society).

Before founding Andrews • Lagasse • Branch & Bell LLP, Mr. Andrews was a partner with one of California's largest law firms, practicing in its Employment Group Department from 2003 to 2007, where he oversaw the San Diego office's pro bono, mentor and diversity programs.

Mr. Andrews is a past recipient of the Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Services Award for services performed for the San Diego Legal Aid Society. He has been a proud member of the San Diego County Big Brother/Little Brother program and is a current member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County Board of Directors.  Mr. Andrews has also served as a volunteer mediator for the Department of Fair Employment & Housing.

Mr. Andrews can be contacted at:

Andrews • Lagasse • Branch & Bell LLP

4365 Executive Drive, Suite 950
San Diego, CA  92121

(ph) 858.345.5081
(f) 858.345.5082

jandrews@albblaw.com
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