Andy received his B.A. from Emory University in 1990, and his J.D. from Vanderbilt School of Law in 1993 and has been practicing law in Nashville for over twenty-five years, including successfully representing clients in over thirty jury trials and in numerous appeals. He has argued before the Tennessee Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Andy has an AV pre-eminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is a Tennessee Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator. He is a member at the Nashville law firm of Howell & Fisher, PLLC, litigating primarily personal injury claims, property losses (subrogation and recovery), insurance coverage matters, and commercial disputes. Andy is a skilled trial lawyer and mediator known for his responsiveness and persistence.
Andy’s active trial practice and extensive ADR and jury trial experience provide him with a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by litigants. He has seen up close how judges and juries decide cases, so he can help parties assess their cases and resolve their disputes without incurring the expense, risk, and stress of trial or arbitration and possibly even appeal. Andy can draw on his experience as a law clerk to Judge Clifford Sanders of the Tennessee Court of Appeals to arbitrate matters fairly and thoughtfully.
Andy has chaired the Circuit and Chancery Committee of the Nashville Bar Association as well as its Appellate Practice Committee. He also chaired the Mock Trial Committee of the NBA’s Young Lawyer’s Division.