Andrew has been an advocate of civil rights and public interest issues since he was a teenager, serving on the Youth Council for Human Rights in his native Tacoma, Washington.
Since opening his own firm in 2010, he has proudly put that passion to use, working on a variety of false arrest/malicious prosecution cases, as well as criminal defense, prisoner's rights, and other civil litigation matters.
Prior to his work on false arrest and related civil rights litigation, Andrew worked as an attorney/policy analyst for the consumer advocacy organization, the Center for Justice & Democracy. There, he researched, wrote, edited, and published written and online materials, opinion-editorials, letters to the editor, and the ABA Journal award-winning blog, ThePopTort.
Andrew also spent time at Housing Works, the largest community-based AIDS service organization in the United States and the nation’s leading providers of legal services to indigent individuals living with HIV and AIDS. Additionally, Andrew proudly served former New York City Councilman Simcha Felder, providing extensive legal analysis of municipal policies and helping to draft related legislation.
While in law school, Andrew served as summer associate at the plaintiff-side employment firm, Schwartz & Perry, LLP, and spent a year working for Fox News Legal Analyst and author, Lis Wiehl, researching and helping to draft many of her weekly online columns (“Lis on Law”) on FoxNews.com, as well as portions of her book on feminist themes, The 51% Minority.
Andrew is a graduate of New York Law School (J.D.), University of Wisconsin (M.F.A.) and Central Washington University (B.A.). He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2008. He is currently Of Counsel at the Blanch Law Firm, P.C., and Summers & Schneider, P.C.