Andy has been with the firm since 1998. Since joining the firm Andy has focused on civil litigation. In addition to litigation Andy also practices in transactional areas such as contract formation. Much of Andy’s practice centers around claims with contractors including construction defect litigation and contract claims. Andy has litigated hundreds of construction claims representing almost every trade imaginable. In addition to trying serious injury and death cases, Andy has tried cases on behalf of general contractors and subcontractors in both superior court and various arbitration proceedings including AAA. Many of these suits involved multi-million dollar claims.
Although Andy loves the battle over 2×4’s, he also has interests outside the office. Andy and his wife Kim have three adorable, yet sometimes challenging, children who keep Andy in the full-time taxi business. When he is able to escape, Andy has been involved in the bicycle, running and triathlon scene. Andy has completed two full Ironman races and multiple marathons and has sworn he will do neither again (but his wife knows better). Andy and his wife co-own a bicycle shop in Scottsdale just to make sure every minute of their time is occupied.
Although litigation is in itself is a conflict-oriented business, Andy strives to make it as professional as possible. Andy works both with his clients and opposing counsel to try to get a solution to the conflict as quickly as possible. Andy utilizes “necessary” discovery approach during litigation but does not subscribe to the position that discovery is needed just to paper the file. Although most cases do successfully resolve, if the parties cannot reasonably compromise, Andy is willing and able to try the case.
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln, J.D., 1997
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln, BS 1993
- Arizona Association of Defense Counsel