Named as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers, Andrew Dao advises clients in a broad array of civil litigation matters in both state and federal courts. He brings to his national practice considerable experience in catastrophic injury and death cases, transportation, maritime, and Jones Act matters, FELA cases, and commercial litigation disputes.
Previously, Andrew served clients in a highly regarded plaintiffs’ litigation firm. This background gives him keen insight into the adverse side’s perspectives and thought processes, allowing him to better defend his clients. Andrew understands how important it is to build and maintain credibility with judges in the courtroom. He also understands the importance of thorough preparation and deep familiarity with every issue and aspect of a case. He is grateful when his clients tell him that he is easy to talk to and that they appreciate that he always makes them feel comfortable.
Andrew has served on the trial team for the prevailing side in four verdicts named in Texas Lawyer’s Verdicts Hall of Fame. Verdict Search and the National Law Journal recognized a landmark $159 million verdict awarded in a workplace injury case that he second-chaired as the fourth-highest verdict in the entire United States for 2015. Other notable outcomes include a commercial litigation case ending in a $54 million verdict; a maritime case with a $41 million verdict; a commercial litigation case with a $29.8 million verdict; and a wrongful death case with a $29 million verdict.
Andrew has also handled over a dozen appeals. He has briefed, handled oral argument, and obtained a ruling in his clients’ favor at the Supreme Court of Texas. In addition, he has litigated cases in California, Louisiana, and Virginia, as well as in other states.
Clients benefit from Andrew’s strong work ethic and his emphasis on efficiency and timely results. Knowing that many cases are essentially won early in the litigation process, he crafts smart and thorough discovery and deposition-taking strategies. As an attorney who values integrity, civility, and professional courtesy, Andrew always gives the opposition a rigorous battle, but one that is inevitably clean and fair.
Away from the Office
When he is not serving his clients, Andrew enjoys spending time with his loved ones, watching sports, collecting art, volunteering for various causes, cooking, and attending performing arts events.
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