Andrew’s passion is appellate advocacy. In addition to representing clients in state and federal appellate courts, he helps other lawyers prepare at the trial level for appeals and litigate appeals when they arise. His services include advocating for clients, including amici curaie, at all stages of the appellate process and providing briefing, research, and strategic advice before, during, and after trials. Andrew’s practice is not limited by subject; he has handled appeals in a variety of civil, criminal, and administrative cases.
Before joining the Ethridge Law Group, Andrew served as a law clerk for then-chief judge John Cannon Few of the South Carolina Court of Appeals, now a justice on the Supreme Court of South Carolina, and for United States District Court judges Patrick Michael Duffy and G. Ross Anderson, Jr. Andrew also practiced at Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge, and Rice, LLP, where he focused on appeals, federal product liability class actions, environmental permits, and insurance coverage. During that time, he additionally represented project owners, design professionals, and contractors in construction disputes.
Andrew has argued before the South Carolina Court of Appeals. He has also written briefs filed in that court, the state Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and Eighth Circuits, and numerous federal district courts.
A native of Anderson, South Carolina, Andrew studied English and History at Clemson University’s honors college, graduating summa cum laude in 2006. Between college and law school, he worked as a litigation paralegal in Charleston. In 2010, Andrew graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he served as Managing Editor of the South Carolina Law Review and worked as a research assistant for two professors and as a legal writing assistant. He was named to the Order of the Wig and Robe, won the Victor A. Michalewitz Award for Excellence in Legal Writing, and received CALI awards in Appellate Advocacy, Advanced Legal Writing, Income Taxation, and Legal Writing.
Contributing to the legal community is an important part of Andrew’s practice. He serves on state and county bar committees, volunteers for pro bono service opportunities and charitable projects, and writes articles for legal publications. He has also taught Legal Writing, Analysis, and Research at the Charleston School of Law, he judges law-student advocacy competitions, and he participates in civics activities in local public schools.
Andrew and his wife, Leigh, live in Mount Pleasant with their two children and their dog.