Andrew’s practice focuses on employment litigation and medical malpractice defense. Andrew also works on appellate law issues, as well as legal malpractice and other professional liability matters.
Before joining Hart Wagner, Andrew worked as a criminal defense attorney specializing in white collar matters. He represented individuals and entities in both federal and state courts on matters ranging from simple theft to complex bank fraud and conspiracy. During that time, he developed his skills as a highly effective advocate for his clients.
- Briefed successful anti-SLAPP motion in defamation action filed in United States District Court.
- Briefed summary judgment motion in case alleging Section 1983 claim, leading to plaintiff’s voluntary dismissal of action.
- Prepared and argued successful opposition to motion to compel deposition testimony based on Oregon’s peer review privilege.
- Briefed successful summary judgment motion in case alleging Section 1983 and state law employment claims.
- Prevailed on summary judgment in defense of $499,000 defamation, false light and negligence action.
Lewis & Clark Law School
J.D. magna cum laude, 2011
University of California – Santa Barbara
B.A., English, 1993
Hart Wagner LLP
Associate Attorney, 2018 – present
Janet Hoffman & Associates
Associate Attorney, 2011 – 2018
Lewis & Clark Legal Clinic
Legal Intern, January 2011 – May 2011
Stewart, Sokol & Gray LLC
Summer Law Clerk, June 2010 – August 2010
Hoffman Angeli LLP
Law Clerk, 2008 – 2010
Principal Broker, 2003 – 2008
Oregon State Court
U.S. District Court: District of Oregon
Oregon State Bar, Executive Committee, New Lawyers Division, 2015-2017
Multnomah County Bar Association
Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
“The Juror as Audience: The Impact of Non-Verbal Communication at Trial.”
Litigation Journal, OSB, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 1–9, Fall 2013.
“Email Evidence: Overcoming The So-Called ‘Self-Serving Hearsay’ Objection.”
Litigation Journal, OSB, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 1–6, Spring 2015.
“Same Difference: Understanding the ‘Same Nine’ Jury Rule.”
The Verdict, OADC, Issue 4, pp. 8–9, 2019.