V. Andre Sherman

V. Andre Sherman

V. Andre Sherman

Los Angeles, California

V Andre Sherman is a trial lawyer specializing in the areas of product liability, pharmaceutical mass torts, consumer and employment class actions, and business litigation.

He has handled numerous high profile consumer class actions, personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout his relatively short career, with notable results.

The multi-plaintiff and class action cases handled by Mr. Sherman have also resulted in improved legislative protections for unwitting consumers who have been unfairly targeted with unfair and deceptive pricing. Mr. Sherman is passionate about his clients and the law, and is driven to succeed on behalf of all of those whom he represents.

Selected Verdicts

  • $12.1 million, including $3.5 million in punitive damages, Verdict - in wrongful death case involving runaway semi-truck tractor. Woods v. WMB Transportation, Inc. (2009) Case No. SCVSS 131353

Selected Settlements

  • $46.5 million, Settlement - Rent-A-Center settled consumer class action, related to deceptive and misleading overpricing of rent-to-own products. Griego/Carrillo v. Rent-A-Center, Case No JCCP 4244
  • $45 million, Settlement - pharmaceutical failure to warn multi-district litigation on behalf of hundreds of injured plaintiffs (confidential settlement)
  • $30 million, Settlement - an international insurance company settled insurance breach of contract/bad faith case involving major hotel/gaming corporation (confidential settlement)
  • $1.53 million, Settlement -  breach of contract claim against insurance company for failure to make payment on Commercial Crime Policy (confidential settlement)
  • $1.25 million, Settlement -  Union Pacific Railroad FELA claim involving unsafe equipment used by railroad worker at intermodal facility that caused injury. Jackson v. UPRR.,Case No. NC035309


Areas of Practice

  • Products Liability
  • Pharmaceutical Mass Tort
  • Premises Liability
  • Business Litigation
  • Consumer Class Action
  • Employment Class Action


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1997
  • University of California, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. - 1992

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, Litigation Chair, Byetta Litigation Group, 2010 - 2013
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • John M. Langston Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2009 - 2012
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Inn of Court
  • National Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Los Angeles Magazine, "Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star", 2005-2007, 2010
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2013

Published Works

  • "Who's Who Law - Attorney's Who Bring Business to Their Firms", Los Angeles Business Journal, March, 2005
  • "Rent-A-Center, Plaintiff's Attorneys Announce Settlement of Griego/Carrillo Litigation", Business Wire, 2005
  • Case and Client Management in the Early Stages of Mass Torts, Advocate, February, 2010

Pro Bono Activities

  • Public Justice Foundation
  • Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyer's Association