Andy has been with the firm since 1998. Since joining the firm Andy has focused primarily on civil litigation. In addition to civil litigation, Andy also practices in transactional areas as well. Much of Andy’s practice centers around the representation of contractors. Andy has litigated hundreds of construction claims representing developers, general contractors, construction managers and subcontractors of almost every discipline. Andy has tried construction claims exceeding a million in claimed damages in superior court, AAA Arbitration and private arbitration. Andy is the author of a chapter of the Arizona Construction Law Practice Manual that focuses on risk transfer through indemnity and additional insured. Andy’s practice also involves serious injury matters. He has served as lead counsel at trial in wrongful death actions as well as having tried other serious injury matters.
Andy and his wife Kim have three children. Andy and his family enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, camping and golfing. In his younger years, Andy completed two full Ironman races and a multitude of marathons. Andy also occasionally likes to cheer on the Nebraska Cornhuskers (although that has been a tough road for the last decade). Andy and Kim co-own Bicycle Ranch, a bicycle shop in Scottsdale.
Litigation in itself is a conflict orientated business. There are many paths to how to litigate cases. Andy’s approach is to try to find common ground at the outset and try to focus the dispute on the core issues. The key is identifying the risks up front, provide a quality analysis of the risks and provide that input to the client so the client can make decisions early on before the cost of litigation prohibits the parties from resolving the dispute. If a case needs to be tried, Andy welcomes that opportunity and has extensive experience but recognizes that most cases should settle and settle early if both sides can provide proper guidance to their clients.
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln, J.D., 1997
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln, BS 1993
- Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
- Risk Transfer Through the Tender of Defense, Arizona Construction Law Practice Manual