Our Team

MEET OUR ATTORNEYS

Our Team

MEET OUR ATTORNEYS

Christopher

N. Andal, Esq.

Our principal is Christopher N. Andal. Mr. Andal has been involved in civil litigation for almost 20 years. He has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients as well as successfully defended them. He was recently named in the 2019 Nation’s Top One Percent of Attorneys and 2019 10 Best Attorneys in California for personal injury. He has been previously named to SuperLawyer’s 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Southern California Rising Stars list, an honor bestowed on no more than 2.5% of attorneys in the State. Avvo.com has also awarded him with their highest rating of “10.0 Superb Attorney.”

Our firm’s diverse practice areas are drawn largely from Mr. Andal’s own extensive litigation and trial experience. Mr. Andal has represented individuals, small businesses, insurance carriers and Fortune 500 companies in a wide array of transactional and litigation matters. However, Mr. Andal is committed to leveling the playing field for individuals and small businesses. He regularly fights insurance and big business giants in a “David v. Goliath” setting.

Mr. Andal currently serves on the board of directors of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association [OCTLA]. He previously served on the boards of the Orange County Bar Association [OCBA], Filipino Lawyers of Orange County [FLOC], Filipinio American Chamber of Commerce [FACCOC] and Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance [OCAPICA]. He is a past President of OCBA’s Young Lawyers and FACCOC as well as a founding member of FLOC. Mr. Andal is frequently invited to speak at various seminars and workshops on behalf of professional and community organizations.

On a personal note, Chris is a devoted father of two who enjoys spending quality time with his children, playing and coaching ice hockey, volunteering in the community, and supporting the local professional sports teams.

Christopher

N. Andal, Esq.

Our principal is Christopher N. Andal. Mr. Andal has been involved in civil litigation for almost 20 years. He has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients as well as successfully defended them. He was recently named in the 2019 Nation’s Top One Percent of Attorneys and 2019 10 Best Attorneys in California for personal injury. He has been previously named to SuperLawyer’s 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Southern California Rising Stars list, an honor bestowed on no more than 2.5% of attorneys in the State. Avvo.com has also awarded him with their highest rating of “10.0 Superb Attorney.”

Our firm’s diverse practice areas are drawn largely from Mr. Andal’s own extensive litigation and trial experience. Mr. Andal has represented individuals, small businesses, insurance carriers and Fortune 500 companies in a wide array of transactional and litigation matters. However, Mr. Andal is committed to leveling the playing field for individuals and small businesses. He regularly fights insurance and big business giants in a “David v. Goliath” setting.

Mr. Andal currently serves on the board of directors of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association [OCTLA]. He previously served on the boards of the Orange County Bar Association [OCBA], Filipino Lawyers of Orange County [FLOC], Filipinio American Chamber of Commerce [FACCOC] and Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance [OCAPICA]. He is a past President of OCBA’s Young Lawyers and FACCOC as well as a founding member of FLOC. Mr. Andal is frequently invited to speak at various seminars and workshops on behalf of professional and community organizations.

On a personal note, Chris is a devoted father of two who enjoys spending quality time with his children, playing and coaching ice hockey, volunteering in the community, and supporting the local professional sports teams.

Saif Kibriya,

Esq.

Saif is a zealous, young, determined advocate, and new addition to Andal Law Group. Saif obtained his undergraduate degrees in History and Criminology, Law, and Society from the University of California, Irvine and his J.D. from Whittier Law School, all while working for several years in the Personal Injury Field of Law. Prior to joining our firm, he worked for several local and predominant Personal Injury Law Firms in Orange County, rising from Intern to Case Manager, Law Clerk, and now working as an Associate Attorney for our firm. He continues to have a thirst for knowledge and a strong desire to grow as an attorney, striving always to craft his legal skills, which not only embodies many of the principal and core aspects of our firm, but also exemplifies the kind of Attorney and employee that makes Andal Law Group, the highest regarded, respected, and leading Plaintiff’s Litigation Firm in Southern California. In addition to the law, Saif continues his education today in the Cyber-Security industry, pursuing a degree and certifications as a Cyber-Security analyst at California State University, Long Beach.

Beshoy Yakim,

Esq.

Beshoy Yakim is a plaintiffs’ civil litigation attorney at Andal Law Group, where he represents individuals that have suffered a loss at the hands of another. He specializes in the areas of personal injury litigation and pre-litigation, premises liability, dog bites, and criminal defense. Mr. Yakim is an aggressive advocate for his clients and has obtained settlements on their behalf.

Mr.Yakim received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the California State University, Fullerton, majoring in criminal justice. He then received his Juris Doctor from Western State University, College of Law where he graduated with honors, a Certificate of Distinguished Public Service, and with a Concentration in Criminal Law Studies. While in law school, Mr. Yakim focused on developing the skills that would serve his goal of becoming a plaintiffs’ attorney by working as a Law Clerk for several personal injury and criminal defense law firms. Additionally, Mr. Yakim was a Certified Law Clerk for the Orange County Public Defender’s Office where he conducted pre-trial appearances on behalf of clients in criminal courts.

Prior to joining the Andal Law Group, Mr. Yakim furthered his skills as an attorney by working in criminal defense and civil litigation law firm, where he aggressively represented clients in the State of California criminal courts including but not limited to, Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, Sutter County, and Sacramento County.

Mr. Yakim is also an active member of the American Bar Association, Arab American Lawyers Association of Southern California, Orange County Bar Association, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, California Lawyers Association, and California Young Lawyers Association.

Also, Mr. Yakim is fluent in Arabic. In his free time Mr. Yakim enjoys playing and watching soccer, traveling, spending time with his wife and family, and going out with his friends.

Sanjay Sobti,

Esq. (Of Counsel)

I am a FIGHT FOR YOU lawyer who believes strongly in the rights of those I represent. Whether it’s helping you get into a better financial situation, helping you stay in your home, helping you or a family member with immigration issues, or helping you fight for your freedom after a crime you have been charged with, I am here to help.

I will assist you in any way I can by offering free initial consultations to help you decide if we are the right firm for your needs.

Bar Admissions

• California, 1999

• U.S. District Court Central District of California

• U.S. District Court Southern District of California

• U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2005

Published Works

• Who is Linda Green, Lender Foreclosure Fraud, 2001

• Rise of Radio Man: From Homeless to the Today Show, Sobti Law Group Website, 2001

• Debt Forgiveness, Bankruptcy, and Form 1099-C, Sobti Law Group Website Article, 2011

• Deciding on Debt Relief: Bankruptcy and Its Alternatives, Sobti Law Group, 2010

• Making Home Affordable Program Numbers Appear Lower Than Expected, Sobti Law Group, 2010

• Common Debt Problems for Individuals, Sobti Law Group, 2010

• Rebuilding Credit After Bankruptcy, Sobti Law Group, 2010

• Bankruptcy: A Weapon to Combat Foreclosure, Sobti Law Group Article, 2010

Education

• Western State University College of Law, Fullerton, California

• J.D. – 05/1998

• California State University, San Bernardino, California

• B.A. – 06/1994

• Major: Political Science

Jonathan Y. Shin,

Esq. (Of Counsel)

Jonathan Y. Shin takes a results driven approach. Strategy, skill, creative thinking, and passion, inform his work. Ensuring that his clients’ interests are fully protected and served is an uncompromised priority for Mr. Shin. Mr. Shin was born in Texas, yet spent most of his life in Southern California. Mr. Shin attended the University of California, Irvine for his undergraduate degree. Science, medicine, and the human body were of particular interest to him so he enrolled as a pre-med major. However, while studying to become a medical doctor, Mr. Shin found a new passion for oral advocacy and decided to switch gears and attend law school. Mr. Shin’s passion for oral advocacy continued throughout law school where he was welcomed onto Chapman’s prestigious moot court team. For two consecutive years, Mr. Shin received national recognition and was ranked as one of the top two advocates in the nation. Mr. Shin was also given the unique opportunity to take the lead role on a high-stakes deportation trial as a law student. After nearly three years of litigation and before Mr. Shin graduated from law school, he had won his first trial. His unconventional success story was featured on the front cover of the OC Weekly, as well as other various news outlets. Mr. Shin’s academic achievements and performance also found him selected to be featured on Kore Asian Media, and allowed him to graduate with an emphasis in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution.

Although Mr. Shin never became a medical doctor, his interest in science, medicine, and the human body remained. Naturally, Mr. Shin decided to focus his practice on personal injury matters, where he was able to dovetail his interest in medicine and the law.

When not in the office, Mr. Shin enjoys spending time with his family, wrenching on cars, and reading books. Mr. Shin also enjoys giving back to his community by volunteering his time and providing pro bono work at legal clinics. Currently, Mr. Shin is the President of the Orange County Korean American Bar Association Foundation – an organization focused on charitable causes.

Gregory H. D. Alumit,

Esq. (Of Counsel)

Gregory H. D. Alumit is an experienced trial attorney who has successfully represented a vast array of individuals in state and federal court, dealing primarily with issues in personal injury, workers’ compensation, and social security disability laws. Mr. Alumit has established a successful track record in cases large and small. His results include millions in mass torts and construction defect cases, as well as smaller recoveries for disability clients seeking Social Security benefits. “There’s never a dull moment in this job,” Mr. Alumit says. “I’m always learning something new from my colleagues or research; and it helps that we have a great team here that works well together in achieving our clients’ goals.”

Mr. Alumit currently serves on the board of directors of the Filipino-American Lawyers of Orange County. He is also an active member of the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California, Orange County Bar Association, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, California Applicants’ Attorneys Association, Philippine American Bar Association, National Filipino American Lawyers Association, and the University of Michigan Association for Orange and Los Angeles Counties.

Mr. Alumit graduated from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biopsychology and Cognitive Science and he earned a law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law. He was born and raised in Flint, Michigan, and currently resides in Buena Park, California. He loves to travel, watch any Detroit and UofM games he can, and spend as much time outdoors as possible.

Gregory H. D. Alumit

Esq. (Of Counsel)

Gregory H. D. Alumit is an experienced trial attorney who has successfully represented a vast array of individuals in state and federal court, dealing primarily with issues in personal injury, workers’ compensation, and social security disability laws. Mr. Alumit has established a successful track record in cases large and small. His results include millions in mass torts and construction defect cases, as well as smaller recoveries for disability clients seeking Social Security benefits. “There’s never a dull moment in this job,” Mr. Alumit says. “I’m always learning something new from my colleagues or research; and it helps that we have a great team here that works well together in achieving our clients’ goals.”

Mr. Alumit currently serves on the board of directors of the Filipino-American Lawyers of Orange County. He is also an active member of the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California, Orange County Bar Association, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, California Applicants’ Attorneys Association, Philippine American Bar Association, National Filipino American Lawyers Association, and the University of Michigan Association for Orange and Los Angeles Counties.

Mr. Alumit graduated from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biopsychology and Cognitive Science and he earned a law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law. He was born and raised in Flint, Michigan, and currently resides in Buena Park, California. He loves to travel, watch any Detroit and UofM games he can, and spend as much time outdoors as possible.

Peter A. Kim,

Esq. (Of Counsel)

Peter A. Kim has been representing individuals, companies, churches, and entertainment groups for their varied immigration needs since 2007. He has handled all manner of immigration cases ranging from individual permanent resident cases to complex investor related visas. In addition to the administrative processes, he has also successfully represented clients in numerous actions filed against the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services before the U.S. District Court.

Mr. Kim has represented clients around the world concerning all immigration and visa related issues. He has extensive experience working with entertainment clients ranging from musical artists to professional athletes, but will always take the time to assist those with individual questions concerning their own personal immigration needs.

Peter A. Kim,

Esq. (Of Counsel)

Peter A. Kim has been representing individuals, companies, churches, and entertainment groups for their varied immigration needs since 2007. He has handled all manner of immigration cases ranging from individual permanent resident cases to complex investor related visas. In addition to the administrative processes, he has also successfully represented clients in numerous actions filed against the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services before the U.S. District Court.

Mr. Kim has represented clients around the world concerning all immigration and visa related issues. He has extensive experience working with entertainment clients ranging from musical artists to professional athletes, but will always take the time to assist those with individual questions concerning their own personal immigration needs.

Jonathan

Y. Shin, Esq. (Of Counsel)

Jonathan Y. Shin takes a results driven approach. Strategy, skill, creative thinking, and passion, inform his work. Ensuring that his clients’ interests are fully protected and served is an uncompromised priority for Mr. Shin. Mr. Shin was born in Texas, yet spent most of his life in Southern California. Mr. Shin attended the University of California, Irvine for his undergraduate degree. Science, medicine, and the human body were of particular interest to him so he enrolled as a pre-med major. However, while studying to become a medical doctor, Mr. Shin found a new passion for oral advocacy and decided to switch gears and attend law school. Mr. Shin’s passion for oral advocacy continued throughout law school where he was welcomed onto Chapman’s prestigious moot court team. For two consecutive years, Mr. Shin received national recognition and was ranked as one of the top two advocates in the nation. Mr. Shin was also given the unique opportunity to take the lead role on a high-stakes deportation trial as a law student. After nearly three years of litigation and before Mr. Shin graduated from law school, he had won his first trial. His unconventional success story was featured on the front cover of the OC Weekly, as well as other various news outlets. Mr. Shin’s academic achievements and performance also found him selected to be featured on Kore Asian Media, and allowed him to graduate with an emphasis in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution.

Although Mr. Shin never became a medical doctor, his interest in science, medicine, and the human body remained. Naturally, Mr. Shin decided to focus his practice on personal injury matters, where he was able to dovetail his interest in medicine and the law.

When not in the office, Mr. Shin enjoys spending time with his family, wrenching on cars, and reading books. Mr. Shin also enjoys giving back to his community by volunteering his time and providing pro bono work at legal clinics. Currently, Mr. Shin is the President of the Orange County Korean American Bar Association Foundation – an organization focused on charitable causes.