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Andy Gilford has been annually selected to Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, ranking Mr. Gilford among the top attorneys in the United States. Mr. Gilford has also been annually selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer, California Super Lawyer (Super Lawyers Business Edition), and Top Attorney in Southern California. Mr. Gilford graduated from UCLA School of Law, and received his bachelor’s degree from UCLA, cum laude.
Prior to joining Weintraub Tobin, Mr. Gilford was a name partner in a Los Angeles litigation boutique. Before joining that firm, Mr. Gilford was a litigation partner with the AmLaw 100 firm Alston & Bird, LLP. Before Alston & Bird, Mr. Gilford was an associate and then partner with the Los Angeles law firm Weston Benshoof, where he was also head of the litigation department.
Mr. Gilford has tried numerous cases in federal and state courts throughout California. His trials have included, among others, cases involving misappropriation of intellectual property rights, contract and fraud claims associated with a large residential real estate development, contract and business tort claims on behalf of a multinational chemical company, real estate disputes on behalf of property owners, and product defect and warranty claims on behalf of a major utility’s independent power producer subsidiary.
Mr. Gilford has extensive experience litigating and trying complex business and commercial disputes, environmental matters (state and federal), unfair competition, intellectual property, business tort, contract, real estate, fraud, and insurance coverage disputes. He has also litigated numerous writ proceedings, including administrative mandamus. Mr. Gilford has defended consumer class action matters in state and federal court, representing national retailers and manufacturers of nutritional supplements in claims brought under the Consumer Legal Remedies Act, and California’s unfair competition law. He has also represented clients in appellate matters before the California Supreme Court, California Courts of Appeal, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Gilford focuses on evaluating cases at the earliest stage, developing a strategy in consultation with the client for a prompt resolution meeting the client’s objectives, and then executing that strategy in a cost-efficient manner. He has the experience necessary to evaluate what is truly important, and what is not important, to resolve in the case, avoiding unnecessary expense to the client on side issues and irrelevant matters. Mr. Gilford works to achieve early resolution by dispositive motion or settlement, where the client determines that settlement is in the client’s best interests. Where the case cannot be resolved by motion or settlement, Mr. Gilford has the jury and bench trial experience necessary to achieve a successful result.
Mr. Gilford has been a frequent speaker on trial advocacy and procedure, as well as real estate and environmental matters.
· Berger v. Property I.D. Corporation
· Broadbent v. BioTech Corporation
· Cagle v. Anti-Aging Essentials
· Campos v. LG Sciences
· Nutmeg Insurance v. Property I.D. Corporation
· People of the State of California v. Santa Clara Waste Water Company
· Property I.D. Corporation v. GeoAssurance
· Rodriguez v. BioTech Corporation
· Southern California Gas Company v. FPL Energy
· United Television Broadcasting Systems v. Rancho Palos Verdes
· Broadcasters, Inc.
· Watson v. ExxonMobil Corporation
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, J.D., 1989
University of California, Los Angeles, B.S., Cum laude, 1986
The Best Lawyers in America ®, 2013-2019 Commercial Litigation
Southern California Super Lawyer, 2006-2018
California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer Corporate Counsel Edition
Top Attorneys in Southern California