Andrew E. Calderón is an associate in the Los Angeles office. Mr. Calderón is a former police officer and member of the firm’s public safety practice group. He combines his law enforcement experience with his law degree to serve public agencies with a unique perspective and personal understanding of issues related to public safety. He joined the firm as a summer law clerk and continues his career at the firm focusing on litigation, police advisory work, code enforcement, and other areas concerning municipalities.
Mr. Calderón received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Calderón served as a judicial extern for the Honorable George H. Wu of the Central District of California and as a legal extern with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. Mr. Calderón also clerked part-time in the police litigation group of a large civil law firm.
Mr. Calderón graduated magna cum laude from California State University, Long Beach with a B.A. in Spanish.
Prior to law school, Mr. Calderón spent nine years with the Long Beach Police Department. His assignments included patrol, Directed Enforcement Team, and narcotics. As a narcotics investigator, Mr. Calderón developed an expertise regarding the distribution of controlled substances and frequently testified in court as an expert witness. Mr. Calderón now combines his law enforcement experience with his legal education to provide unique service to public agency clients.
Mr. Calderón also serves as a field artillery officer in the California Army National Guard and recently returned from an overseas deployment in support of Operation Spartan Shield.