Andrew S. Love

Andrew S. Love


The Appellate Department, like the rest of the Firm, is relentless in its commitment to challenging corporate wrongdoing. I am proud to work with such a skilled and zealous group of lawyers.


Andrew Love is a partner in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s San Francisco office. His practice focuses primarily on appeals of securities fraud class action cases. Love has briefed and argued cases on behalf of defrauded investors and consumers in several U.S. Courts of Appeal, as well as in the California appellate courts.

Prior to joining the Firm, Love represented inmates on California’s death row in appellate and habeas corpus proceedings, successfully arguing capital cases in both the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit. During his many years as a death penalty lawyer, he co-chaired the Capital Case Defense Seminar (2004-2013), recognized as the largest conference for death penalty practitioners in the country. He regularly presented at the seminar and at other conferences on a wide variety of topics geared towards effective appellate practice. Additionally, he was on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s Post-Conviction Skills Seminar. Love has also written several articles on appellate advocacy and capital punishment that have appeared in The Daily JournalCACJ Forum (a quarterly magazine published by the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice), American Constitution Society, and other publications.

Love earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Vermont and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he graduated cum laude and was a member of the McAuliffe Honor Society.

Practice Areas


University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., 1985, cum laude

  • McAuliffe Honor Society (1982-1985)

University of Vermont, B.A., 1981, Philosophy


  • California
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California


Main Menu