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Andrew C. Kienle

Andrew C. Kienle

  • Shareholder & Managing Partner

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Practice Areas:

  • Trust and Estate Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
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Andrew is a shareholder and managing partner at Hart Kienle Pentecost.  He manages the civil litigation and transactional departments of the Firm.  In his practice, Andrew specializes in 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. 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.


  • 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

Bar Admission

  • 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

Published Decision

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

Professional Associations

  • California State Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • District Delegate for Marina Hills Homeowners Association
  • Sigma Chi Fraternity, Alumni Association
  • California Lawyers Association (CLA)