Andrew’s practice focuses on civil litigation, particularly product liability litigation involving the pharmaceutical industry. He represents a diverse set of clients, including corporations and individuals, plaintiffs as well as defendants. Andrew represents clients in both state and federal courts in a variety of matters, such as personal injury, product liability, premises liability, property rights and breach-of-contract suits.

Andrew is an integral member of the McGinnis Lochridge Products Liability Group which was named the 2015 Product Liability Litigation Department of the Year by Texas Lawyer.

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Andrew has assisted in the representation of individuals seriously injured by BOTOX®, obtaining multiple settlements. In the course of this representation, Andrew has appeared in federal and state courts in Oklahoma, California, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

General Litigation 

Representing a leading space transport company facing prosecution and potential civil liability for noise generated at a testing site. Andrew advised on Texas civil nuisance law, Texas public nuisance and noise control regulation, and federal preemption under the government contractor doctrine.

Representing a historic Texas theater in an action to enforce the client’s easement and defend against a nuisance counterclaim filed by an adjoining landowner.

Representing a commercial landlord in unlawful detainer proceedings in a Texas Justice Court, obtaining a writ of possession as well as judgment for attorneys’ fees and costs.

Intellectual Property

  • Assisted representation a software company in its lawsuit against a competitor for misappropriation of trade secrets, obtaining a settlement. 
  • Assisted representation of a software company in a dispute with a major customer’s breach of software license and misuse of trade secrets. Directed multiple on-site software audits and assisted in obtaining a settlement.

Government

  • Assisted representing a public hospital system in a “reverse-discrimination” employment dispute, including internal investigation and litigation.
  • Assisted representing a district attorney sued under 1983 for violation of First Amendment, obtained dismissal.
  • Assisted defending a county against claims under 1983, obtaining summary judgment.
  • Assisted representing a municipality in its defense of a developer’s taking claim.

Product Defect

  • Assisted in representation of an individual critically injured by an improperly installed aftermarket recreational vehicle modification, obtained a settlement against the dealer.
  • Represented an individual injured by medical malpractice, obtained a settlement.
  • Represented a home owner who purchased a home with an undisclosed mold infestation, obtained settlement.
  • Represented commercial property manager in a contract dispute with a client, obtained settlement.

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Austin Bar Association: Litigation Section