V. Andre Sherman
Girardi & Keese
1126 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
V. Andre ShermanV. Andre Sherman specializes in the areas of products liability, insurance bad faith, premises liability 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.
VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS:Settlement, $46.5 Million 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
Settlement, $30 Million - An international insurance company settled insurance breach of contract/bad faith case involving major hotel/gaming corporation.
Settlement, $1.25 Million Union Pacific Railroad FELA claim involving unsafe equipment used by railroad worker at intermodal facility that caused injury.
Jackson v. UPRR.,Case No. NC035309
Settlement, $1.53 Million Breach of contract claim against insurance company for failure to make payment on Commercial Crime Policy.
Areas of PracticeProducts Liability
Insurance Bad Faith
EducationLoyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
J.D. - 1997
University of California, Los Angeles, California
B.A. - 1992
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
Representative Cases"Verdict, $12.1 Million, including $3.5 Million in Punitive damages in wrongful death case involving runaway semi-truck tractor , Woods v. WMB Transportation, Inc. (2009) Case No. SCVSS 131353"
Honors and AwardsLos Angeles Magazine, "Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star", 2005 - 2007
Professional Associations and MembershipsConsumer Attorneys of California
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
American Board of Trial Advocates, Inn of Court
Public Justice Foundation
American Association for Justice
National Bar Association
John M. Langston Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2009
Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyer's Association