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Andres F. Michel

Andres F. Michel

Senior Counsel

Andres Michel counsels clients in complex warranty and product liability litigation.

Before joining Bowman and Brooke, Andres served as in-house counsel to a global motor vehicle manufacturer where he directed litigation and settlement strategies for warranty and product liability claims (including class actions) involving motorcycles, ATVs, side by sides, watercraft, outboard and marine products. He worked collaboratively with product groups to mediate and negotiate claims, prepared company witnesses for trial and argued motions in court. In addition, Andres evaluated product warnings, marketing programs and advertising to ensure compliance with government regulations and to minimize legal exposure. He helped to resolve dealer issues (e.g., terminations, buy-outs, and relocations) with the manufacturer and reviewed dealer agreements and product addenda.

Andres also served as in-house counsel at a major public utility where he drafted pleadings and motions, managed discovery and depositions and represented the company in court, arguing motions and serving as second chair in several trials. He also represented the company before government entities.

A former professional musician and chef, Andres enjoys cooking and baking as well as playing clarinet, saxophone, flute and piano in his free time. He is fluent in Spanish.

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2013

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California


  • California State University Long Beach, M.B.A., 2017
    Master of Business Administration
  • California Western School of Law, J.D., 2013

    Academic Achievement Award – Advanced Contracts

    Intrascholastic Negotiation Competition, 1st Place

    California Bar Environmental Negotiation Competition, Runner-Up

  • San Diego State University, B.A., 2009

    Major: Political Science

    Minor: Rhetoric and Writing Studies

    Terhune Political Science Scholarship

    Marching Aztecs Clarinet Section Leader, 2007 – 2009

Professional Associations

    • San Diego County Bar Association


  • Spanish


  • "The New ADR Era: Forms, Social Theory, and Business Advice Regarding Commercial and Cyber-Consumer Arbitration Clauses," Author, Resolved: Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Spring 2014