Andres Hurwitz, a partner in the firm’s Long Beach office, is a seasoned litigator, with over 30 years of experience practicing in California. His expertise includes insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, defense of personal injury and landlord tenant disputes, as well as employment wage and hour litigation, employment practices litigation (wrongful termination, retaliation, discrimination, harassment), employment advice and counsel, litigation of business disputes, and trucking and transportation issues. He has tried cases in state and federal courts, as well as private arbitrations.
His successes include the defense of a major California construction contractor which was sued for a host of alleged wage and hour violations, in which Plaintiff sought over $20 million on behalf of himself and a putative class and other allegedly aggrieved employees. After a three week trial in Los Angeles, plaintiff’s recovery was limited to a total of $50. He also prevailed in a contractual arbitration in which claimants sued for breach of contract relating to headhunter fees for several positions that his client, a landscape construction and maintenance company, was attempting to fill. He has also represented school districts and other public entities, most major insurance companies, technology and social media companies, restaurants and food service companies, and a variety of other types of businesses.
Andres is admitted to practice in California and Massachusetts. A longtime member of the Los Angeles Bar Association, Andres served as President of the Los Angeles County Bar Foundation, and was the first President of LACBA Counsel for Justice, which raises funds and operates the bar association’s pro bono projects. He served on the Board of Directors of St. Barnabas Senior Services Center, a non-profit serving the elderly community in Los Angeles. He has served as Vice President of the Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce.
In 2015, Mr. Hurwitz received the Outstanding Leadership award from the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Andres has been a frequent speaker at various organizations, including presenting a monthly Human Resources seminar for the Regional Chamber of Commerce-San Gabriel Valley for several years, as well as speaking to business organizations throughout Southern California. In 2013, the Regional Chamber of Commerce of San Gabriel Valley recognized Andres with the Chairman’s Award for his efforts in educating its membership.
A native of Boston, and a graduate of Boston College and Georgetown University Law Center, Andres enjoys baseball, traveling, spending time with his family and friends, hiking, and trying new restaurants.