He actually takes cases to trial before a judge or jury. (You might be surprised how many lawyers never, ever actually try a case. In 1962, about 11.5% of federal civil cases went to trial. In 2002 only about 1.8% went to trial, according to research done by the University of Wisconsin. See the article, The Vanishing Trial, by Patricia Lee Renfro.) He won’t foolishly take a case to trial, but he is not shy about going to court either. Andrew has tried cases in Connecticut, California and federal courts. He has argued appeals in state and federal cases.
(Click here for tips on hiring a Connecticut Trial Lawyer, like Andrew.)
Prior to owning his own firm, Andrew worked at two different large, regional law firms, and in-house for a Fortune 100 insurance company. At the law firms he was a trial lawyer, he also provided advice to businesses. At the insurance company he provided advice to insurance claims professionals handling a wide variety of insurance claims.
Andrew was born and raised in the Central Valley of California, then served in the United States Coast Guard, which brought him to Connecticut. He went to Connecticut colleges and universities for all of his education and considers this his home state.
Andrew loves baseball and hockey (watching, not playing), snowboarding, fishing and anything that gets him out in the woods.
Andrew has been married to his beautiful girlfriend for 25 years, and they have two wonderful kids, a great son-in-law, and the most beautiful granddaughters ever.
While neither are super-duper animal lovers, they have shared their home over the years with a number of cats, and one big dog.
- University of Connecticut School of Law – JD
- Eastern Connecticut State University – BA Public Policy & Government
- Three Rivers Community College – AS General Studies
- State of California
- State of Connecticut
- All federal courts in California & Connecticut
- 9th Circuit Court of Appeals