Andrew C. Kienle

Andrew C. Kienle

Andrew C. Kienle

Shareholder & Managing Partner
Santa Ana, California
714-432-8700 (Ext. 362)
Andrew Kienle is a litigation partner with wide ranging experience representing trustees, beneficiaries and conservators in trust and estate disputes, as well as clients involved in complex business, real estate and employment matters in state and federal court. He represents clients in all aspects of litigation, arbitration, mediation and administrative hearings. Andrew has also successfully represented restaurant and commercial real estate industry clients in numerous litigation matters. His articles have been published in various trade publications targeted to business owners, entrepreneurs and restaurateurs in the Southern California region, and he is a repeat speaker at the annual Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo. Andrew has been designated as an expert witness in civil court on issues relating to the practice and procedures applicable to trust litigation. Prior to his association with the firm, Andrew represented nationwide financial institutions in lender/borrower disputes and real estate developers in large-scale construction disputes.


Areas of Practice

  • Trust and Estate Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California


  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 1996
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award in International Law
    • Honors: Dean’s Honor List of Outstanding Scholars
  • Arizona State University
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1992
    • Honors: Dean's List of Outstanding Scholars

Published Works

  • Esslinger v. Cummins , (2006) 144 Cal. 4th 517, 50 CR 3d 538, (RE: Trust Accounting)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California State Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • District Delegate for Marina Hills Homeowners Association
  • Sigma Chi Fraternity, Alumni Association
  • ProVisors