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Eugen C. Andres III

Mr. Andres received his B.A. Degree from UCLA in 1961. After serving as a line officer in the U.S. Navy on destroyers from 1961 – 1965. He attended Hastings College of Law from 1965 to 1968 receiving his J.D. from that institution. For the first 15 years of his practice, Mr. Andres concentrated on criminal law, serving as a Deputy District Attorney and then doing criminal defense work. For the past 20 years, Mr. Andres has concentrated on civil litigation. The emphasis of his practice has been directed toward representing plaintiffs in substantial cases involving legal malpractice, personal injury and general civil litigation.

Mr. Andres has been active in many legal organizations.
President of the Orange County California Barristers
President of the Orange County California Trial Lawyers
President of the Orange County California Bar Association
Served on the California State Bar Committee on Criminal Justice & Court Congestion Served as Judge Pro Tem in both Municipal and Superior Court
Served as the Arbitrator,
Served as Special Master in Federal District Court
Served on State Bar Committee for Judicial Nominations and Evaluation

Mr. Andres was the recipient of the 1986 Franklin G. West Award presented by the Orange County California Bar Association; and in 1989 he was the recipient of the Hasting School of Law “Alumnus of the Year” as presented by the Orange County California Chapter. He has been a Master Bencher for the local Inns of Court and has been a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He wrote an article entitled “Jury Selection and Criminal Cases;” and “Legal Malpractice – How to Avoid It.” He taught a course at the University of California at Irvine, entitled: “The Criminal Trial” when he was practicing criminal law. He has been active in the local community where he has served as president of the Bowers Museum Foundation Board of Directors, president of the Mental Health Assn. of Orange County, and president of the Santa Ana Rotary Club. He served on the Board of Directors of THINK Together that tutors school children in Orange County.


                 Ann Avery Andres


Ms. Andres attended the University of California at Los Angeles where she received her B.A. in 1962. She then received her J.D. at Western State University College of Law in 1976. Ms. Andres is currently in private practice where she focuses on Wills, Trusts, and Probates.
Current Professional Activities

Orange County Women Lawyers (President, 1979)
Estate Planning Section – Orange County Bar Association  
Academic/Professional Recognition

Law Review WSUFour American Jurisprudence Awards – WSURecipient Orange County Bar Association Award of Merit (Four Awards)Plaques of Recognition from the City of Santa AnaLegal Education Program Award – State Bar of CaliforniaOrange Coast College Conference of Women Liberty Bell AwardAward from Foundation for Improvement of Justice – Atlanta, GeorgiaHarmon G. Scoville Award for exemplifying the highest ideals in jurisprudenceWoman of the Year in Business Award – Orange County Business 1998Finalist of Arts of the Year Award, Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce 1999Top 25 People in Orange County in Orange County Metro Magazine 1999Samuel R. Barnes Award from Orange County Bar Assn. for outstanding service to the Foundation and CommunityNamed top 10 estate lawyers - Orange County Metro Magazine 2009

Law and The Consumer – A textbook for high school students on consumer law
Group Legal Insurance – WSU Law Review 1974
Legal Education in Orange County – Orange County Bar Journal 1977
Shoppers Special in Orange County – Bar Leader ABA1978
Toward A Feminist Theory of State – WSU Journal of Law Vol. 3 1994
Living with a Living Trust – Pamphlet
“When a Spouse is Not a Spouse” – California Lawyer Magazine
Art Law Column on the Internet Art Magazine -
California Lawyer Magazine - "Art Law"
Present Community Activities

Plein Air Art Council, Bowers Museum (President 2000 – 2003)
Board of Directors, Chapman University Town & Gown
Past Professional Activities

State Bar of California Executive Committee
Chaired State Bar Leadership Conference
Member of the Monterey Committee State Bar of California
Board of Directors – Orange County Bar Association
Board of Directors – Amicus Publico
Board of Directors – Volunteers in Parole
Editorial Board – State Bar of California
Board of Directors of the Orange County Bar Foundation (President 1987 – 1989)
Past Professions

High School Teacher – Long Beach Unified School District
Director, Legal Education Program, Orange County Bar Association
Adjunct Professor at Western State University College of Law
Past Community Activities

Junior League of Newport Harbor (Founded and Chaired The Child Advocate Newsletter)
Board of Trustees – Old Courthouse Museum
Board of Directors – Arts Alliance of Orange County
Board of Directors of Kidseum
YWCA Board of Directors
Boys and Girls Club of Santa Ana Board of Directors
Assistance League of Santa Ana
Board of Trustees – Bowers Museum

Civic Center Commission (Chair 1999)

Foreperson, Orange County Grand Jury (2008-2009)


                                                   Jim Moore

Jim Moore is a Southern California native who has been practicing law since being admitted to the California bar in 1999.  He is a graduate of El Modena high school and received a bachelor's degree from Cal State Fullerton.  After graduating from CSUF, he attended law school at Western State University where he served on the executive committee of the school's law review.  During that time Jim also worked as an extern (an unpaid legal research assistant) for Justice William Rylaarsdam of the California Court of Appeal and for the Orange County Public Defender's office.  After law school, Jim went to work for Gene and Ann Andres at Andres & Andres.  In 2012, Jim became a partner and the firm became Andres, Andres & Moore, LLP.  The largest single part of his practice since joining Andres & Andres has been representing plaintiffs in legal malpractice cases.  He has also represented clients in a wide variety of trust litigation and civil matters, and together with Gene Andres has obtained six and seven figure recoveries for clients.


"Bad Facts, Good Law, Thoughts on Engalla v. Permanente Medical Group" 26 W. St. U. L. Rev. 135 (1998).

"Requirements for Client Retainer Agreements" (co-author) Orange County Lawyer, December, 2013 p. 40

Continuing Education Presentations

"Practical Ethics" - (Speaker) Attorney Credits, 2012

"50 Ways to Ethically Step Out of a Difficult Case" - (Speaker) Orange County Bar Association (2014)

"Ethical Representation, Start to Finish" - (Speaker) Access MCLE (2014)


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