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Lawrence “Chip” Andrews


Chip Andrews is a municipal defense expert who also brings his expertise to bear in business law.

In municipal law, Chip works mainly with smaller cities representing the cities, their police officers, and other government employees. He also works in breach of contract cases, personal injury lawsuits that are not covered by insurance, and business law cases.

Clients trust Chip’s 17 years of experience working on similar cases in the arena of municipal defense. They also appreciate that he is highly responsive, giving his clients the one-on-one attention that they require. Chip enjoys working with real people in smaller cities, where there is less bureaucracy, and solving their unique problems.

Prior to joining Artiano & Associates, Chip served in the Air Force and practiced as a JAG (Judge Advocate General) for 4 ½ years at Andrews Air force Base, Maryland.

Chip spends most of his free time with his two young children, and is an avid runner, bicyclist and skier. He is currently training for the triathlon.

Practice areas:

  • Local government defense
  • Civil practice
  • Business litigation
  • Civil litigation
  • General liability defense
  • Premises liability
  • Federal civil practice
  • Real estate
  • Construction law

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces


  • University of Southern California, J.D., 1998
  • California State University, Northridge, B.A., 1995

Professional Leadership:

  • State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association
  • Captain, U.S.A.F., 1999-2003