Steven Rudolph Andrade was raised the youngest of two siblings in a blue collar family near San Francisco, California. Steven’s father was a shipping clerk and his mother was a bookkeeper for a grocery store chain. When Steven was a teenager, his father was laid off from his job after decades of service. This resulted in significant stress to the family. Steven decided to go to law school, in part, so that he would always have the option of having his own business and would be able to take care of his parents in their later years.
Steven graduated Magna Cum Laude from San Francisco State University with a degree in Political Science. After college, Steven attended UC Davis Law School where he received his Juris Doctor degree in 1977. He made law review at UC Davis.
After law school, Steven served as a Deputy District Attorney for Ventura County and then as an Assistant Attorney General in the Northern Mariana Islands. In 1987 Steven opened Andrade Law Offices in Santa Barbara, California, focusing on litigating personal injury and criminal defense cases. He has the reputation as an attorney who is not afraid to take any case to trial. He is also known as a great courtroom strategist. He has recovered millions of dollars in personal injury verdicts and settlements and in 2002 obtained a jury verdict in excess of 60 million dollars in Los Angeles, California. He has handled thousands of criminal cases ranging from DUI cases to murder. Steven Andrade loves the law and after more than 30 years as a trial attorney, has no plans of retiring any time soon.