Andrew is a litigation strategist who works with clients to develop compelling themes and strategies early on and throughout litigation.

Overview

Andrew's clients appreciate his creativity and diligence in uncovering evidence to advance those themes, with the ultimate goal of delivering straightforward, understandable, and persuasive written and courtroom presentations.

Andrew represents financial institutions and other businesses in a range of complex commercial litigation, including class actions. He has conducted jury and bench trials and engaged in all types of motion practice, including class certification. In addition, Andrew has drafted appellate briefs and argued several appeals, including appearances before the Missouri Supreme Court and Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Andrew’s experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants gives him a unique perspective on examining witnesses, conducting investigations, and digging for evidence. 

Experience

Andrew helped lead the defense of a national bank in a breach of a fiduciary duty lawsuit seeking over $500 million in damages. After extensive discovery, motion practice and trial preparation, Andrew's client reached favorable settlement days before trial.

Andrew recently obtained summary judgment in favor of his client, a regional bank, in a lawsuit brought by a former executive. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the decision after Andrew briefed and argued the case.

He obtained summary judgments and dismissals as lead counsel on behalf of regional and national financial institutions in multiple suits alleging fraud, lender liability, breach of contract and other state and federal court claims.

As lead trial counsel, Andrew obtained a complete defense verdict following a jury trial in claims of intentional torts and premises liability against a business, its owners, managers and employees.

Andrew’s cases involve violations of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act (MMPA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and other consumer protection statutes.

Andrew serves on the firm's Pro Bono and Associate Development Committees

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Speaking Engagements

Recognitions

Recognitions

Selected as an Up & Coming Lawyer for 2013 by Missouri Lawyers Weekly

Named Super Lawyers®, 2013 and 2014 

Named a Super Lawyers Rising Star for Business Litigation, 2010-2012 

Recipient of Advocates for Human Rights 2016 Volunteer Award

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis, Commissioner 2017-present

FOCUS St. Louis, Leadership St. Louis Program 2012-2013

John Burroughs School Alumni Board, 2012-present

Twangfest, Inc., Director, 2015-present

Admissions

  • Missouri, 2005 
  • Illinois, 2006 
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri 
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Education

Washington University, J.D., 2005

Vanderbilt University, B.S., Communication Studies, cum laude, 2000

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