Andrew is called upon by clients to handle their worst case scenarios, to provide a reassuring voice and to be a trustworthy guide through the litigation process. His straightforward, no-nonsense approach helps clients to understand the complex hurdles that arise during a claim or lawsuit, facilitate communications about complex issues and ultimately help arrive at a common goal to work towards a successful outcome.
As co-chair of the General Liability Service Group, Andrew puts his significant experience to use defending all manners of companies and individuals, ranging from construction and transportation companies to professionals including architects and engineers. Andrew’s defense work includes all stages of the litigation process, whether pre-claim counseling, advising of evidence preservation issues, on-site accident investigation, active litigation, mediation, arbitration and trial. His litigation experience includes defending claims involving catastrophic injuries, fatalities, construction defects, environmental/chemical issues, fires, premises liability, complex multi-party claims, commercial transportation accidents and construction injuries. Andrew is often called upon at the outset of a serious injury or property claim, providing prompt service during the critical initial accident investigation phase. He has tried multiple large cases involving serious, complex issues including wrongful death claims, building failures and other horrific tragedies.
Membership & Involvement
- Member: Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated
Resources & Insights
- SmithAmundsen Transportation Alert,
- Keeping Up With Claims Files, Privileges, & Claims Professional DepositionsSpeaking Engagement, Client Seminar, Bloomington, Illinois,
- UIM and TBI ClaimsClient Presentation; Chicago, IL,
The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1996
University of Illinois, B.A., 1993