Andrew McDevitt

Andrew McDevitt

San Francisco, California

Andrew’s practice focuses on wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases resulting from dangerous products, police shootings, ski accidents, medical malpractice, big-rig collisions, and automobile/motorcycle accidents.  He also handles cases involving negligent security, premises liability, and dangerous conditions of property.

Clients describe Andrew as compassionate, hard-working, creative and effective.

Andrew graduated magna cum laude with a degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He received numerous academic honors, including being named to the President’s List, the Dean’s List, invitation into Pi Tau Sigma and Tau Beta Pi engineering honor societies, and acceptance into the Golden Key International Honor Society. He was an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Mr. McDevitt was the first student to design and build carbon fiber wheels for the university’s automotive racing team—Formula SAE.

Mr. McDevitt attended law school at UC Hastings, where he served as Executive Production Editor of the Hastings Science & Technology Law Journal. He was also a member of the Hastings Trial Team. Andrew helped lead the team to a First Place finish in the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Mock Trial Competition and to the semi-finals the California Association for Criminal Justice tournament. During his final semester of law school, Mr. McDevitt served as a judicial extern to the Honorable A. James Robertson II of the San Francisco Superior Court.

At the Walkup firm, Mr. McDevitt utilizes his mechanical engineering background in the representation of both person injury and wrongful death clients. He has participated in trial advocacy seminars sponsored by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Mr. McDevitt is one of several Walkup attorneys who coached the Lowell High School Mock Trial Team, helping them become San Francisco city champions and reach the state finals in 2012 and 2014.  He served as Secretary and Vice Chair on the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Committee for the BASF Delegation to the California Conference of Bar Associations and is Chair of the Delegation for 2015.  He is also serving on the Executive Committee for the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Barristers Litigation Section.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death Cases
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Negligence
  • Automobile Defect and Collision Cases
  • Trucking Defect and Collision Cases
  • Governmental Tort Liability
  • Civil Rights
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Dangerous Products
  • Police Shootings
  • Ski Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Big-Rig Collisions
  • Automobile/Motorcycle Accidents
  • Negligent Security
  • Premises liability


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. – 2010
    • Law Journal: Hastings Science & Technology, Executive Production Editor
  • California Polytechnic State University
    • Mechanical Engineering magna cum laude
    • Honors: Dean’s List

Representative Cases

  • Motorcycle Rider v. California State Employee
  • Married Apartment Tenants v. Landlord
  • Pedestrian v. Driver

Honors and Awards

  • Member, Hastings Trial Team

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bar Association of San Francisco’s Committee for the BASF Delegation to the California Conference of Bar Associations, Secretary
  • Bar Association of San Francisco’s Barristers Litigation Section, Executive Committee
  • Hastings Trial Team, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, Law Clerk, 2008 – 2010
  • Honorable A. James Robertson II of the San Francisco Superior Court, Judicial Extern

Pro Bono Activities

  • Coach, Lowell High School Mock Trial Team, 2012 – 2013


  • Phi Tau Sigma
  • Tau Beta Pi