Andrew counsels a wide array of clients, including individuals, small and mid-size businesses, and Fortune 500 corporations in civil litigation matters. His experience includes handling catastrophic injury and death, product liability, maritime and offshore, and commercial litigation disputes. SuperLawyers has recognized him as a Rising Star for four consecutive years, and Houstonia Magazine has named him a Top Lawyer for two years.
Andrew obtained a B.A. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin. He then attended the University of Houston Law Center, where he was the Executive Editor of the Houston Business and Tax Law Journal, the Vice-Chair of Finance for the Board of Advocates, and a member of the Law Center’s mock trial team. He clerked for a litigation firm, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Honorable Steven Kirkland. He also served as a Research Assistant to Professor Tobi Tabor (legal writing), Professor Adam Gershowitz (criminal law and policy), and Professor Peter Linzer (contracts).
Clients benefit from Andrew’s strong work ethic and his emphasis on efficiency and timely results. His well-rounded experience on both the plaintiff and defense sides allows him to craft tailored strategies in order to anticipate and address arguments. He understands the importance of thorough preparation and deep familiarity with every issue and aspect of a case, in order to effectively and efficiently defend his clients.
In his career thus far, he has served on the trial team for numerous trial victories, including five verdicts named in Texas Lawyer’s Verdicts Hall of Fame. The National Law Journal and Verdict Search recognized a $159 million verdict in a workplace safety case that he second-chaired; it was the fourth-highest verdict in the entire United States for 2015. Other notable outcomes include a commercial litigation case resulting 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 workplace safety case with a $29 million verdict.
In addition to his trial practice, he has 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. He is also admitted to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Andrew represents clients in numerous state and federal courts. He is licensed in Texas and has represented clients in Virginia, California, Louisiana, Illinois, Oklahoma, and South Carolina through pro hac vice admissions.
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 (including his adopted rescue dog Welby), playing tennis, producing two podcasts, collecting art and sports memorabilia, volunteering for various causes, cooking, and attending performing arts events. He has also presented as a CLE speaker on civil litigation matters.
Andrew serves as a board member for several non-profit organizations. Andrew also assists the University of Houston Law Center’s ADR and mock trial teams as an associate coach, including previously coaching a team to a victory in a national mock trial competition.
Junior Board for Teach for America—Houston