Andrew S. Hollins

Andrew S Hollins


Trial Lawyer of the Year – 2005
ABOTA – OC Chapter

Super Lawyer – 2009-2014
(Super Lawyers™)

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As one of the founding partners of Hollins Law, Mr. Andrew S. Hollins not only brings over 35 years of extensive trial experience but also a standard of integrity and excellence that has become the hallmark of the firm. His reputation is synonymous with the firm’s motto of “fearless trial advocacy.”

Mr. Hollins’ skills and experience as a litigator and leader have put him in high demand from some of the nation’s largest businesses and financial institutions. He has successfully tried or handled cases all across the country, including matters in Washington, Nevada, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Oklahoma. In the high stakes field of insurance bad faith defense, where damage claims can exceed ten figure sums, he is the number one choice for legal counsel by top corporate executives and leading professionals. In just one example, Mr. Hollins’ skillful defense assured the financial future of a client’s company by prevailing in a case where damages in excess of $1 billion were being claimed.

Mr. Hollins has been a featured guest speaker at professional and trade group functions where he lectures on a wide array of topics including trial tactics, case preparation and jury selection. He has presented on behalf of the American Board of Trial Advocates as the defense team coordinator for “Masters in Trial” presentations. In that position, he led some of the nation’s most prestigious trial attorneys in teaching lawyers the crucial intricacies of proper case presentation. Mr. Hollins has been recognized by both the California State Bar Board of Governors and the Orange County Bar Association for the extensive pro bono legal services he has provided. In 1992, he won the Wiley W. Manuel award in recognition of his charitable service. He has been featured in the Southern California Defense Counsel magazine, The Verdict, and was awarded “Trial Lawyer of the Year” in 2005 by the Orange County Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Super LawyersTM has awarded Mr. Hollins with their “Super Lawyer” Designation, awarded to 5% of the lawyers for 2009 to 2014. Mr. Hollins received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee where his high academic record consistently kept him on the dean’s list. He earned his Juris Doctor from Woodland University, Mid-Valley College of Law, where he graduated in the top 10 percent of his class.


Honors And Awards:

  • Awarded “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the American Board of Trial Advocates – O.C. Chapter, 2005
  • Awarded “Super Lawyer” – 2009-2014 by Super Lawyers
  • “Won the “Wiley W. Manuel Award” by the State Bar of California, 1992
  • Featured in The Verdict, a publication of the Southern California Defense Counsel, for successive defense verdicts in a row
  • Recognized by the State Board of Governors for pro bono legal services
  • Recognized by the Orange Country Bar Association for pro bono legal services


  • Woodland University, Mid-Valley College of Law, Van Nuys, CA (Juris Doctor – 1977)
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (Bachelor of Science – 1973)

Bar Admissions:

  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • United States Court of Federal Claims

Professional Memberships:

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Representative Cases:

  • Prevailed as lead attorney in the first case of a subsequent class action matter in
    Okla. alleging over $1 billion in damages to a leading financial institution.
  • Won more than 25 defense verdicts in insurance bad faith cases where demands
    ranged from seven figures to nine figures.
  • Obtained a unanimous verdict for the defense in a quadriplegic injury case for which
    he replaced the defense team only 45 days before trial.
  • Re-tried successfully on behalf of a commercial insurer two cases where the original verdicts were the largest individual awards ever levied against the client.


  • “Masters in Trial” : Defense Team Coordinator, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • “Technology in the Courtroom,” American Board of Trial Advocates
  • More than 25 seminars for industry and specific business groups, such as the Risk
    and Insurance Management Society, Association of Legal Administrators, and
    California Association of Legal Secretaries
  • “Cumis and Its Progency” – January, 2011