Andrew Klimenko


Andrew Klimenko is a partner in the San Francisco office of Lewis Brisbois and is a member of the General Liability Practice. Andrew has successfully defended and prosecuted a broad spectrum of matters including commercial claims, breach of contract, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death, real estate, and professional error and omissions liability claims. He has completed more than 55 jury trials to verdict, as well as numerous binding arbitrations, with a success rate of better than 90%.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • General Liability
  • Complex Business & Commercial Litigation
  • COVID-19: Contractual & Commercial Litigation Disputes

Additional Experience



United States District Court, Northern District of California

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • American Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • AV Preeminent Rating - Martindale Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2015 - 2017

Professional Presentations

  • Faculty, Trial Tactics Seminar, Defense Research Institute, March 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Speaker, Beyond Boiler Plate: Raising the Bar on Motions in Limine, San Francisco Trial Attorneys, Continuing Education Program, 2012
  • Speaker, Litigating Landlord-Tenant Disputes, Association of Defense Counsel Northern California, June 2007
  • Speaker and panelist at various presentations and seminars for major insurers, 3rd party administrators and in house counsel on a variety of topics, including insurance coverage for residential tenant claims


California Western School of Law

Juris Doctor

University of California, Santa Barbara

Bachelor of Arts

Published Opinions

Union Pacific Corp. v. Wengert (2000) 80 Cal.App.4th 1255, case of first impression, limiting recovery on claims for equitable indemnity to economic damages pursuant to Proposition 51.


Mediation Certification, Bar Association of San Francisco (Ron Kelly, trainer)