Thomas F. McAndrews
Thomas F. McAndrews is a senior partner in the Law Firm ofReback, McAndrews & Blessey, located in Manhattan Beach, California. For the past 30 years, he has specialized in the trials of civil personal injury cases particularly in the area of professional liability defense. Mr. McAndrews’ experience also includes the trial of cases in the areas of elder abuse, dependent adult abuse, product liability, general liability and real estates.
During his career, Mr. McAndrews has tried over 100 cases and he has focused his practice for the past 18 years primarily in medical negligence including the defense of physicians, hospitals and health organizations in the areas of malpractice elder abuse and dependent adult abuse.
He has been invited to lecture on the subject by the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel at their annual convention. He has also lectured to hospitals and health care organizations on risk management issues.
Mr. McAndrews has been an invited lecturer on a variety of professional liability issues and trial tactics by the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, various insurance companies, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, medical schools, physician residency training programs and local bar associations. He has been an invited lecturer by Jon Douglas/Prudential Realty co. on issues involving real estates transactions and disputes.
Mr. McAndrews has been a court-appointed arbitrator and a court-appointed settlement officer since 1993, and is a member of the State Bar of California, Los Angeles Bar Associates, American Bar Association and Association of Southern California Defense Counsel. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates
Born: New York City, New York. Admitted to California State Bar (1985).
Education: University of Santa Clara (B.S., 1976); Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University (J.D. 1984). Inducted American Board of Trial Advocates (1997). Inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers (2008).
Settlement Officer: Los Angeles County Superior Court (1988-present).
Of Interest: Chosen as Los Angeles Magazine “Super Lawyer” (2005, 2007-2016) and has been profiled in Verdict Magazine.
Member: State Bar of California; Diplomate American Board of Trial Advocates; Senior Fellow American College of Trial Lawyers; Los Angeles County Bar Association; American Bar Association; Association of Southern California Defense Counsel; Member of Trial Law Institute and Diversity Law Institute.