V. Andre Sherman

V. Andre Sherman

V. Andre Sherman

Los Angeles, California

Andre Sherman focuses his practice in the areas of serious personal injury, product liability litigation, as well as employment and consumer class actions.  Mr. Sherman has taken on numerous large corporations including Disney, Pfizer, General Motors, Merck, Deutsche Bank, Eli Lilly, Rent-A-Center, Harco Insurance and Bayer, among many others.

A trial lawyer with the firm Girardi Keese in Los Angeles, Mr. Sherman is passionate about his clients and the law. He has successfully litigated many significant wrongful death, personal injury, and class action cases throughout his career, obtaining impressive results totaling in the hundreds of millions in settlements and verdicts.

Mr. Sherman has served as a member of several plaintiff steering committees on coordinated pharmaceutical multi-plaintiff actions throughout the state.  He has overseen the firm's mass tort litigation against the manufacturers of various pharmaceutical drugs including Bextra, Celebrex, Byetta, Januvia, and Victoza.  He has also been appointed to serve as lead, liaison and trial counsel on numerous coordinated JCCP, MDL and class actions throughout California. Mr. Sherman's cases have resulted in improved legislative protections for unwitting consumers who have been unfairly targeted with substandard products that often cater to low income families least able to protect their rights.   He is driven to succeed on behalf of all those aggrieved clients he fervently represents.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 10% Consumer Law
  • 20% Employment & Labor: Employee

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1998


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • Juris Doctor - 1997
  • University of California, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. - 1992
    • Major: Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, Litigation Chair, Byetta Litigation Group, 2010 - 2013
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Member
  • John M. Langston Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2009 - 2016
  • National Bar Association, Member
  • CABL, Board of Directors, Member
  • AAJ Byetta Litigation Group Leader
  • BESLA, Member
  • Public Justice Foundation, Member
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Executive Committee, National Black Lawyers
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow

Honors and Awards

  • Los Angeles Magazine, "Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star", 2005-2007, 2010
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2017
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100, National Black Lawyers
  • Premier 100, American Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers, Selection Honoree , 2013 - 2018
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Best Attorneys of America, Rue Ratings
  • Most Influential Minority Attorneys in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Business Journal

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


  • Consumer Attorneys of Inland Empire Palm Springs Seminar - JCCP Coordinated Actions, Speaker, CAOIE, 2016 - Present
  • HarrisMartin California Mass Tort & Class Action Litigation Conference, San Francisco, Speaker, 2016 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

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

Representative Cases

  • $45 Million Settlement, Failure to Warn, Pharmaceutical Mass Tort against major US pharmaceutical company
  • $36 Million Verdict, including Punitive Damages; Auto v. Truck (Confidential) (Wrongful Death), 2009
  • $7.5 Million, Wage & Hour Class Action, unpaid overtime and missed rest and meal periods, major US clothing retailer, 2016
  • $1.96 Million, Wage & Hour Class Action, unpaid overtime and missed rest and meal periods, major shipping supplies company, 2018
  • Settlement, $30 Million - An International Insurance Company Settled Insurance Breach Of Contract/Bad Faith Case Involving Major Hotel/Gaming Corporation
  • $1.9 Million, Wage & Hour Class Action, unpaid overtime and missed rest and meal periods, major Southern California community bank, 2017
  • $2,030,000, Auto v. City of LA, left-hand turn accident involving alleged dangerous condition of lighting system at intersection, 2017
  • $1.38 Million, Abrego v. (Confidential), Food Truck overturn accident, 2016
  • $1.4 Million, McCormick v. (Confidential), Motorcycle v. Truck accident, 2016
  • $5.25 Million, Pharmaceutical Drug Failure to Warn, Coordinated Action(Confidential) Pharmaceutical companies failed to adequately warn of diabetes drug's risks, 2015
  • $5.6 Million Settlement, Breach of Contract v. Luxury Condominium Developer (Confidential), 2012
  • $46.5 Million (Settlement) Rent-A-Center Settled Consumer Class Action, Related To Deceptive And Misleading Overpricing Of Rent-To-Own Products
  • Settlement, $1.25 Million Union Pacific Railroad FELA Claim Involving Unsafe Equipment Used By Railroad Worker At Intermodal Facility That Caused Injury
  • Settlement, $1.53 Million Breach Of Contract Claim Against Insurance Company For Failure To Make Payment On Commercial Crime Policy

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