Andrew is a proven trial lawyer with more than 40 civil jury trials to his credit. His vast trial experience includes representing both plaintiffs and defendants in high stakes cases, ranging from products liability to complex commercial disputes. He also has handled numerous appellate arguments.

Andrew’s trial experience allows him to effectively counsel his clients on the benefits and risks of trial versus settlement. Also, because his adversaries know that he is not afraid to take cases all the way through verdict and appeal if necessary, Andrew has the credibility in settlement discussions that other litigators often lack.

Whether he is representing individual clients or Fortune 100 companies, Andrew places a high premium on client contact and communication. He believes deeply that listening to his clients is just as important as advising them. Andrew knows that his client’s interests cannot truly be maximized unless he fully understands what they want and what potential outcomes are most important to them. This trait has allowed Andrew to design creative solutions to client problems.

When he is not trying cases and actively representing his clients, Andrew serves as the head of the litigation department for the firm’s Miami office. His colleagues seek his advice on myriad cases and issues because they trust his judgment and strategic thinking.   

Over the last 20 years, Andrew has obtained significant victories for his clients, which include:

  • Managing the defense and ultimate dismissal of a significant number of multimillion dollar product liability cases filed in Puerto Rico against a large U.S. manufacturer
  • On behalf of DuPont, managing the successful conclusion of mass tort litigation that had been pending against it for approximately 25 years; the resolution was a multifaceted approach including multiple trials and arbitrations, appeals, and settlements
  • Engineering a resolution for a charitable foundation that allowed it to keep nearly 90 percent of more than $100 million in funds earmarked for it in a will in a lawsuit challenging the validity of the will
  • Achieving numerous defense jury verdicts as lead trial counsel in multimillion dollar products liability suits filed against Philip Morris USA
  • Defending a merger in the apparel industry against a claim of tortious interference with a right of first refusal agreement previously granted to a different buyer

  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Texas, B.B.A., cum laude, Honors Business/Finance

Bars

  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court: Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court: Middle District of Florida

  • Hon. Norman C. Roettger, U.S. District Court: Southern District of Florida