Andrew G. Minney was raised with a passion for justice and a competitive edge that has served him well through his legal career.
Mr. Minney was born in Oakland, California, and grew up in the East Bay, where his father was a superior court judge for more than 40 years. His father would entertain the family with stories of courtroom drama and fascinating legal arguments. This imbued Mr. Minney with a passion and reverence for the rule of law and inspired him to become a practicing attorney.
Throughout his youth, Mr. Minney was a highly competitive swimmer and water polo player. He obtained his undergraduate degree in political science at the University of California, Irvine, then returned to the Bay Area to work as a claims examiner in the insurance industry.
While working full-time, Mr. Minney attended John F. Kennedy School of Law in Walnut Creek, obtaining his Juris Doctor in 1998. During his final year of law school, he was the first student to join the Contra Costa County Chapter of the American Inns of Court, an organization of legal professionals devoted to the promotion of civility, ethics, and public service in the practice of law. Mr. Minney continued to be an active member of the Inns of Court until relocating to the Sacramento area in 2002.
Mr. Minney has been a civil litigator for 20 years and has practiced in state and federal courts throughout Northern and Southern California. He has been highly successful in the appellate courts and is credited with the long-standing Third District’s published opinion in Shepard v. Mackay (2006).
Mr. Minney has practiced in highly regarded firms that specialize in both the defense and prosecution of personal injury cases. His experience on both sides of the aisle makes him a skilled and savvy litigator. He is a devoted advocate whose clients can count on him to aggressively litigate their cases.
Since 2006, Andrew and his wife have been licensed to provide emergency foster care for displaced children in Sacramento County. Andrew and his family also serve as volunteers for Sacramento’s Front Street Animal Shelter. Andrew has four children and has served as a scout leader for his son, and youth soccer coach for his daughters. In his spare time, he is an avid cyclist, swimmer and skier.