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Andrew Waxler specializes in defending professionals in malpractice actions with an emphasis on representing lawyers and insurance agents and brokers. Mr. Waxler is a Certified Specialist in Legal Malpractice Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. Waxler also represents insurers in D&O matters, professionals in professional liability coverage disputes and in bad faith litigation. He has written numerous professional liability insurance policies. He has served as an expert witness or consultant in state and federal courts involving standard of care issues in professional liability and claims handling in insurance actions.

Mr. Waxler is also privileged to be among a small select group of lawyers appointed to represent California Judges and Justices before the Commission on Judicial Performance.

Mr. Waxler also defends HOAs in litigation brought against associations by its members and as coverage counsel for insurers issuing D&O policies to associations. 

In the past, Mr. Waxler was a member of the Attorneys Insurance Mutual Risk Retention Group, Inc. (AIMRRG) board of directors, as well as the claims committee. AIMRRG is a highly-respected risk retention group that provides professional liability insurance for many of California’s large law firms.


  • California


  • Loyola School of Law, Los Angeles – J.D.
  • University of California, Los Angeles – B.A

Professional Memberships

  • ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers Professional Liability
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society

Reported Decisions

  • Harris v. Rand (9th Cir. 2012) 682 F.3d 846
  • Financial Management Advisors, Inc. v. American Spec. Lines Ins. Co. (9th Cir 2007) 506 F.2d 922
  • Bodell v. Walbrook Ins. Co. (9th Cir 1997) 119 F.2d 1411
  • Markel American Ins. Co. v. G.L. Anderson Ins. Services (CD Cal 2010) 715 F.Supp.2d 1068
  • Harbison v. American Motorists Ins. Co. (ND Cal 2009) 636 F.Supp 2d 1030
  • Coregis Ins. Co. v. Camico Mut. Ins. Co. (CD Cal 1997) 959 F.Supp 1997
  • Roldan v. Callahan & Blaine (2013) 219 Cal.App.4th 87
  • Rickley v. Goodfriend (2013) 212 Cal.App.4th 1136
  • Health Net, Inc. v. RLI Ins. Co. (2012) 206 Cal.App.4th 232
  • Donovan v. Dan Murphy Foundation (2012) 204 Cal.App.4th 1500
  • Moore v. Kaufman (2010) 189 Cal.App.4th 604
  • Clark v. Optical Coating Laboratory, Inc. (2008) 165 Cal.App.4th 150
  • Peninsula Committee for Children’s Hospital LA

Community Service

  • Peninsula Committee for Children’s Hospital LA


  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers, Southern California, 16 consecutive years, 2009 – 2024


  • Contributor, “Rutter California Practice Guide for Insurance Litigation”


  • “Practical Advantages: Increase Efficiencies While Decreasing Risks in the Practice of IP Law,” 2014, CNA Loss Prevention Seminars
  • “Legal Malpractice Claims: When Good IP Lawyers Error,” 2013, AIPLA Annual Meeting
  • “The Adaptable Lawyer: Staying Practical in Today’s Complex Legal Environment,” 2012, CNA Loss Prevention Seminars
  • “Fix It and Forget It: Pre-Claim Assistance Trends and Tools,” 2011, CNA’s ALADN Conference Conference
  • “The Care and Feeding of Independent Counsel,” Spring 2011, ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability Spring 2011 Conference

    Speaking Engagements

    •  Speaker, “Battling the Pro Se Claimant: Common Defenses, Tactics and Best Practices”  Legal Malpractice Conference,  American Bar Association, Lawyer’s Professional Liability.  Austin Texas, April 7, 2022
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