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WASHINGTON, July 26, 2016 - The American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section will honor San Francisco attorney Lori E. Andrus with its Pursuit of Justice Award, which recognizes lawyers and judges who have shown outstanding merit and who excel in providing access to justice for all.
The award, sponsored by Thomson Reuters, will be presented during the TIPS Welcome and Liberty Achievement Award Reception on Friday, Aug. 5, at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Olympic Club, 524 Post Street, San Francisco.
'The TIPS Plaintiffs Policy Task Force is very pleased to award Lori with the Pursuit of Justice Award,' said G. Glennon Troublefield, chair of the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. 'She has worked tirelessly to promote fairness in our society and restore justice in the legal community and is recognized by her peers as a consummate professional.'
Andrus, of Andrus Anderson LLP, specializes in class actions and complex litigation. She represents female employees who are paid less than their male counterparts, and individuals who have been harmed by dangerous pharmaceuticals or medical devices, been defrauded by large corporations or sold defective products. She also has considerable experience in individual personal injury cases.
Andrus has received Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating (AV) for legal ability and ethical standards, and has been recognized as a 'Top 50' Northern California Super Lawyer in 2016. In 2015, the National Law Journal named her as one of the nation's 75 'Outstanding Women Lawyers.'
She serves on the Board of Governors of Consumer Attorneys of California; the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice; and on the Advisory Board for Emerge California, a women's political training program. She is a past chair for the Women Trial Lawyers' Caucus of the American Association for Justice and is a member of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, the American Constitution Society, Public Justice, Women Lawyers of Alameda County, California Women Lawyers and the ABA.
Andrus received her J.D. from the Duke University School of Law and her B.A. from Boston University. An active member of the California Bar, she is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California. Andrus is also admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New York.
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The ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section unites plaintiff, defense, insurance and corporate counsel to advance the civil justice system. TIPS is a national source of expertise in tort, trial and insurance practice and brings lawyers together to share information and speak out on issues of importance. The section has over 20,000 members and more than 30 general committees that focus on substantive and procedural matters in areas across the broad spectrum of civil law and practice. For more information about the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section visit the TIPS website, www.americanbar.org/tips.
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