Andrew John Chan

Andrew John Chan

Ericksen Arbuthnot
  • Construction Law, Insurance Defense, Intellectual Property...
  • California, Florida, United States Patent and Trademark Office
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Andrew is a senior associate in the Oakland/East Bay office of Ericksen Arbuthnot. He is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star by Thomson Reuters. Andrew has extensive litigation experience representing individual and institutional clients in state and federal court. His areas of practice include insurance coverage and defense, construction defect, product liability, medical malpractice, personal injury, consumer finance, intellectual property, real estate, employment, and other commercial issues.

Andrew has B.A. degrees in Cognitive Science and History, and a minor in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley. While attending law school at the University of Miami, Andrew served on the Faculty Committee (Curriculum), Honor Council, International Moot Court Board, and Volunteer Tax Assistance Program. Andrew also clerked for Judge Maxine Cohen Lando in Florida's Eleventh Judicial Circuit, the State Attorney's Office for Miami-Dade County, the Office of the City Attorney for Miami, Florida, and the San Francisco District Attorney's Office.

Andrew is licensed in California, Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California and the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. Andrew is also a California licensed real estate broker and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Intellectual Property
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Florida
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Professional Experience
Attorney
Ericksen Arbuthnot
- Current
• Defend business entities and individuals in construction defect, premises liability, product liability, professional malpractice, and personal injury matters. • Investigate, analyze, and draft evaluations, pleadings, discovery, and motions. • Attend hearings, depositions, mediations, arbitrations, mandatory settlement conferences, site inspections, and client conferences.
Attorney
Maurice Wutscher, LLP
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• Defended consumer finance and real estate litigation on behalf of institutional clients in state and federal court. • Litigated contested foreclosure, insurance recovery, employment, and other commercial issues. • Investigated, analyzed, and drafted evaluations, pleadings, discovery, and motions. • Attended hearings, depositions, settlement negotiations, and client conferences. • Established the firm’s San Francisco office with one other attorney.
Attorney
Berk, Merchant & Sims, PLC
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• Defended insurance and coverage matters, including property damage, theft, loss of use, business interruption, professional errors and omissions, and bad faith claims, as well as product liability, personal injury, and medical malpractice claims on behalf of institutional clients in state and federal court. • Investigated, analyzed, and drafted comprehensive opinion letters, pleadings, discovery, motions, post-judgment relief, and appeals. • Attended hearings, depositions, settlement negotiations, and mediations, and served as second chair at trial.
Law Clerk
Angelo & Banta, P.A.
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• Analyzed and drafted commercial loan documents for transactional practice. • Provided support for commercial and condominium law litigation.
California Bar Certified Student Intern
San Francisco District Attorney's Office
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• Investigated, analyzed, and drafted various criminal motions and legal memoranda. • Provided additional trial support for Preliminary Hearings, Homicide, and Sexual Assault Departments.
Law Clerk
Office of the City Attorney, Miami, Florida
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• Investigated, analyzed, and drafted pleadings, motions, and legal memoranda regarding various municipal law, contract, and civil law topics for the City Attorney’s litigation department. • Served as one of two paid law clerks while attending law school.
Law Clerk
Neil M. Schuster, P.A.
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• Investigated, analyzed, and drafted criminal and civil appeals to federal court with an emphasis on federal constitutional issues for sole practitioner.
Judicial Clerk
Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Miami, Florida
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• Served as a judicial clerk for Civil Judge Maxine Cohen Lando. • Investigated, analyzed, and drafted court opinions and legal memoranda. • Attended hearings and trials held before Judge Lando.
Legal Intern
State Attorney's Office, Miami, Florida
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• Investigated, analyzed, and drafted various motions and legal memoranda for state attorneys in the Economic Crimes and Cybercrimes Divisions. • Investigated, analyzed, and drafted fourth amendment issues for a comprehensive search warrant manual used by prosecutors and law enforcement officials.
Education
University of Miami School of Law
J.D. (2007)
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Activities: • Authored legal thesis: “Centex v. United States: Tax Benefits to Thrifts for Supervisory Goodwill Post-FIRREA.” • Served on the Faculty Committee (Curriculum), Honor Council, International Moot Court Board, and Volunteer Tax Assistance Program. • Participated as Student Mentor for first year students and a BarBri Representative.
University of California - Berkeley
B.A. (2003) | Majors: Cognitive Science and History; Minor: Philosophy
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Activities: • Authored history thesis: “The Legal Foundations of Native American Gaming.” • Worked as Disc Jockey/Music Librarian (KALX from December 2001 through September 2003), Auditor/Night Manager (Bancroft Hotel from July 2001 through May 2002), Chess Instructor (Berkeley Chess School from January 2003 through December 2003), and SAT Tutor (IVY West from June 2003 through December 2003).
Awards
AV® Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Selected as a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star
Thompson Reuters
AV® Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
AV® Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Member
- Current
California Bureau of Real Estate # 02037395
Real Estate Broker
- Current
Florida Bar Out of State Division
Member
- Current
State Bar of California # 302526
Member
- Current
United States District Court for the Northern District of California
Member
- Current
United States District Court for the Southern District of California
Member
- Current
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
Member
- Current
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Member
- Current
United States Patent and Trademark Office # 68317
Registered Attorney
- Current
State Bar of Florida # 62460
Member
- Current
American Bar Association, Business Law Section
Member
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Speaking Engagements
Judge, Gaines and Fields v. Carson City (Mock ADA appellate oral arguments), ABA Law Student Division 2017-18 National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC), San Francisco Regional, San Francisco, California
American Bar Association
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Contact & Map
Ericksen Arbuthnot
2300 Clayton Road, Suite 350
Concord, CA 94520
USA
Telephone: (510) 832-7770
Fax: (510) 832-0102