Andrew Lam graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame in 2004 with a degree in Economics. He earned his JD in 2007 from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. While attending law school, Andrew externed for Justice Timothy A. Reardon of the California Courts of Appeal, First District Division Four, assisting in drafting opinions on criminal and civil matters on appeal before the court.
After graduating law school and passing the California State Bar, Andrew stayed in San Francisco for a year and half. Andrew was a law clerk and contract attorney for several boutique civil law firms dealing in legal malpractice and appellate law.
Eventually, Andrew returned to Orange County to be closer to his family and began his career doing workers compensation defense with the firm Sager, Savage and Finete APLC which eventually became Savage Finete APLC. While at Savage Finete, Andrew gained invaluable experience representing insurance companies and self-insured employers. Andrew had intensive practical training at Savage Finete taking close to two hundred depositions of Applicants in regards to their orthopedic, psychiatric and internal claims, along with making over a hundred appearances for status conferences and mandatory settlement conferences at every major Workers Compensation Appeals Board in Southern and Northern California. Andrew is well versed in practicing Workers Compensation defense in Southern and Northern California, understanding the slight nuances.
Additionally, Andrew within his first two years of practicing workers compensation defense had taken several expedited hearings to full trials, regularly cross examined orthopedic doctors and filed several successful petitions for reconsideration. Andrew also regularly worked on cases ranging from simple orthopedic claims to life pension cases along with asbestos and death claims.
In 2011, Andrew joined the firm of Nakamoto|Chou, LLP looking to further his already extensive practical experience doing workers compensation defense. Andrew draws on his past practical experiences but also works in a collaborative environment to service the clients of Nakamoto|Chou, LLP. Andrew is a capable and experience attorney ready to handle any kind of workers compensation claim.