Richard B. Andrade’s practice focuses primarily on construction litigation (public and private), including “changed conditions”, change order and differing site condition claims, Mechanic’s Lien and Stop Notice Litigation, Labor Law, including Trust Fund Litigation and General Business Litigation. He counsels and represents project owners, general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers.
Mr. Andrade has specialized in the construction industry for nearly 25 years. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the California Judicial System, the Federal System and the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Andrade serves on the Board of Directors for the Engineering Contractors Association, is an affiliate member of the Southern California Contractors Association and the Associated General Contractors of California. Mr. Andrade is also counsel to the Engineering Contractors Association, is a member of the Associated General Contractors Statewide Legal Advisory Committee to the construction industry, as well as a member of the Southern California Constructors Legal Advisory Committee.
Mr. Andrade holds a California State Contractors License, and was actively involved in the construction industry as an owner of a company that, over a 10 year period, constructed in excess of 60 projects, the value of which exceeded $50 million.
Mr. Andrade’s goal, in representing clients, is to achieve the optimum cost-benefit result possible within the context of the facts, law and good legal representation. He attempts to solve problems, not create them, to achieve ends rather than frustrate them, and to do so in an aggressive yet ethical manner.
Andrade & Associates is a Laguna Hills based law firm serving all of Southern California in business and civil litigation, with a particular emphasis on litigation, dispute resolution, and transactional matters in the construction industry. A great deal of time, money, and effort goes into every construction project. Our job is to see that our clients’ business goals are met while protecting their legal rights, now and in the future.
Andrade & Associates brings together experience in the field with experience in the courtroom to provide outstanding legal representation with a deep understanding of the issues at hand. Firm founder Richard B. Andrade holds a California State Contractor’s License and has been actively involved in the construction industry as an owner of a company that, over the last ten years, has constructed in excess of 60 projects, the value of which exceeds $30 million. With this combination of practical and legal experience, our legal team is uniquely situated to handle any construction contract or litigation issue that may arise.
Andrade & Associates is a small firm that is experienced in a big way, and we have helped dozens of clients in the construction industry, including construction companies, suppliers, insurance companies and sureties. By maintaining specific expertise and focusing on a particular area of law, we are able to represent our clients in the most efficient and effective manner. Contact Andrade & Associates for a free initial consultation. Meetings after normal business hours can be arranged.