Overview

Andrew is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department. Andrew’s practice focuses on civil litigation matters with particular emphasis on complex commercial litigation and product liability defense. Andrew represents a broad range of public and private U.S. and international corporations and real estate developers, in commercial litigation and arbitration. Andrew also has significant experience in counseling principals of close corporations and partnerships in intra-company disputes. In addition to his commercial litigation work, Andrew counsels national and international manufacturers and distributors of consumer goods, industrial machinery, power tools, automobiles, gas valves, and ladders. He specializes in defending claims involving catastrophic injuries and significant property damage where there are allegations of design or manufacturing defects or failure to warn.

Andrew approaches each matter with focus and responsiveness and with an eye to the business implications for his clients. Although he recognizes that some cases are better resolved by mediation or negotiation, Andrew is an experienced trial attorney who has tried cases in the federal and states courts and is unafraid, when necessary, to take a case to trial.

Education
  • Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, BS, cum laude, 1992
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1995
Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Maine
  • United States District Court for the District of Maine
  • State of New Hampshire
  • United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • Vermont
  • United States District Court for the District of Vermont
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Memberships
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Experience
  • Representation of a major national retailer in a three week trial in the BLS involving a claim by the retailer that it was due a recovery of several million dollars as the result of tax overcharges.
  • Representation of a real estate developer in a two week bench trial against his investors who refused to continue to fund a development project resulting in the failure of the project.
  • Representation of an automobile manufacturer in a three week trial in Vermont federal court involving a claim that the defective design of the vehicle had caused the plaintiff to suffer catastrophic injuries in a rollover accident.
  • Representation of a real estate developer in a dispute with his general contractor regarding the terms of the development contract.
  • Representation of the director of a closely held corporation on claims that the director had breached his fiduciary duties to the corporation in connection with a dispute with a related company.
  • Representation of the shareholder of a closely held corporation arising out of a dispute regarding another shareholder’s actions in preventing a development project from moving forward.
  • Representation of a gas valve supplier in a product liability action arising out of the death of the resident in an apartment building due to carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Representation of a compressor manufacturer in a claim arising out of the alleged failure of a compressor used in a freezer storing biological samples valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars and in a related claim seeking indemnification from the freezer manufacturer.
  • Representation of an international supplier of custom blinds in a contract dispute with the general contractor over the supply and installation of custom blinds in a major museum.
  • Representation of an investment company in a dispute involving a fee owed for the brokerage of interests in certain life insurance policies.
News & Press Recognitions
  • Andrew was named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer 2013-2017.
  • Andrew was named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer – Rising Star from 2007-2010.