Andrew A. Servais



  • Recent Decision Confirms Importance of Ensuring Preservation of Evidence,” SDCBA Blawg 401 (January 30, 2024)
  • High Profile Motion to Disqualify in Georgia v. Trump Prosecution Serves As Important Reminder Regarding Attorney Obligations Related to Extrajudicial Statements,” SDCBA Blawg 401 (February 15, 2024)
  • “Efferin Deans and the Boundaries and Evolution of the Practice of Law,” SDCBA Blawg 401 (Co-Author) (November 30, 2021)
  • “Release Of The ‘Pandora Papers’ Is A Good Reminder Of Attorney Duties Where There Is A High Probability A Client Is Seeking Advice To Commit A Crime,” SDCBA Blawg 401 (October 13, 2021)
  • “ABA Formal Opinion 499 Provides Critical Guidance for Attorneys Considering Investment in Jurisdictions Allowing Nonlawyer Ownership of Law Firms,” SDCBA Blawg 401 (September 15, 2021)
  • “Courts Continue to Strictly Apply Partnership and Employee Duties to Not Act Adversely Toward a Current Law Firm Even if the Attorney Intends to Leave the Firm,” SDCBA Blawg 401 (July 14, 2021)
  • “Recent Decision Rejecting Attorney-Client Privilege Protection Shows Consequences of Attorneys’ Lack of Candor to Court and Public,” SDCBA Blawg 401 (May 12, 2021)
  • “ABA Issues Opinion on Conflicts Providing Guidance as to “Materially Adverse Interests” Regarding Duties to Former Clients,” SDCBA Blawg 401 (March 3, 2021)
  • “No Adverse Inferences May be Drawn from a Refusal to Disclose Attorney-Client Privileged Communication,” SDCBA Blawg 401 (co-author with Chandler Ciernia) (November 18, 2020)
  • “ABA Issues Formal Opinion 493 To Explain The Purpose, Scope, And Application Of Model Rule 8.4(G) Prohibiting Harassment And Discrimination,” SDCBA Blawg 401 (August 19, 2020)
  • “ABA Issues Formal Opinion on Attorney Duties Where There is a “High Probability” a Client is Seeking Advice to Commit a Crime,” SDCBA Blawg 401 (June 17, 2020)
  • “When Shelter-In-Place Becomes Practice-In-Place – Avoiding Confidentiality Pitfalls While Practicing Law From Home,” SDCBA Blawg 401 (co-author with Meredith Montrose) (May 4, 2020)
  • “Duties Owed to Non-Client Insurance Carriers,” SDCBA Blawg 401 (co-author with Ian Friedman) (February 26, 2020)
  • “Ethical Implications of Client Testimonials,” SDCBA Blawg 401 (co-author with Meredith Montrose) (January 27, 2020)
  • “Representing a Client Adverse to a Lawyer’s Own Former Employer,” SDCBA Blawg 401 (co-author with Mark Imada) (November 22, 2019)
  • “Consequences For Attorneys Failing To Abide By Their Duties To Tribunals And Opposing Counsel,” SDCBA Blawg 401 (September 23, 2019)
  • “Although California’s New Rules of Professional Conduct Align More Closely to ABA Model Rules, Do Not Forget About the Duty of Confidentiality Codified in Business & Professions Code section 6068(e)(1),” SDCBA Blawg 401 (February 13, 2019)
  • “Amendments to California Evidence Code Will Require Attorneys Ensure Their Clients Understand that What Happens in Mediation, Stays in Mediation,” SDCBA Blawg 401 (October 3, 2018)
  • “Potential And Actual Conflicts: Be Aware Of The New Rules,” SDCBA Blawg 401 (July 11, 2018)
  • “Associates Do Not Get a Free Pass from Abiding by the Rules of Professional Conduct by Following a Partner’s Direction,” SDCBA Blawg 401 (February 7, 2018)
  • “The Onslaught of News Regarding Accusations of Sexual Harassment Also Highlight Core Attorney Ethical Duties to Their Clients,” SDCBA Blawg 401 (January 24, 2018)

Speaking Engagements

  • “The Boundaries and Evolution of the Practice of Law,” California Western School of Law MCLE Series (January 27, 2022)

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Andrew A. Servais


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