Overview

Andrew is a commercial litigator and trial lawyer who guides clients through their legal problems and business disputes. He represents Fortune 500 companies, private businesses, entrepreneurs, real estate developers, and other lawyers and law firms in courts and dispute resolution proceedings nationwide.

Andrew has particular depth of experience with employment issues, business divorces, breach of contract and fiduciary duty claims, class actions, and defending legal malpractice claims. Andrew has extensive trial experience and has led trial teams in jury and bench trials, resolved cases on motions before trial, and secured victories on appeal. He has obtained seven- and eight-figure victories on behalf of clients and successfully defended claims of even larger scale.

Prior to joining Michael Best, Andrew was a Partner at Armstrong Teasdale. Andrew also was a Partner at litigation boutique Novack and Macey.

Experience

  • In suit seeking over $100 million in damages against receiver and her law firm, obtained early dismissal of claims against law firm and secured summary judgment in receiver’s favor on over a dozen malpractice and fiduciary duty claims. Successfully defended all challenged rulings on appeal to the Seventh Circuit.
  • Obtained a seven-figure jury verdict in favor of an equipment manufacturer in case against a Fortune 100 company.
  • Obtained complete pretrial victories for dozens of lawyers and law firms in legal malpractice cases.
  • Obtained a complete victory for the owner of a poultry processing plant accused in a putative class action of failing to pay overtime.
  • Represented individual directors of a national construction company in a dispute with shareholders over a proposed $100 million transaction.
  • An arbitration award for the owner of a Michigan Avenue property, finding no substantial completion as alleged by the developer.
  • Represented a restaurant in a 60-day bench trial that defeated a claim by the City of Chicago to have its contract declared void.
  • Represented a national insurance company in a dispute with its commercial real estate broker regarding an office relocation.
  • Represented the former CEO of an artisan coffee company who successfully revamped the business ahead of its acquisition regarding the nonpayment of compensation and bonuses due upon the successful sale.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Leading Lawyers, Emerging Lawyer, 2018-2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Legal Malpractice Defense, 2021
  • Chicago Law Bulletin 40 Under 40, 2018

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association

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