Andrew focuses his practice on commercial and business litigation, administrative law, and civil litigation. As a trial lawyer, Andrew participates in all stages of litigation, including drafting pleadings and motions, conducting discovery and depositions, participating in mediations, and trying cases in state and federal court.

In addition to his legal practice, Andrew serves as a lobbyist at the North Dakota Legislative Assembly and leads the firm’s Government Relations Practice. As a lobbyist, Andrew helps companies, associations, and non-profits pursue their legislative interests and goals by providing legislative lobbying, policy development, political messaging, and representation before the state’s administrative, regulatory, and legislative bodies.

Andrew graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Law and served as the Outside Articles Editor for the North Dakota Law Review. In addition to participating in the law school’s internal moot court competition and many student organizations, he was selected as a legislative intern for the Senate Agriculture and Industry, Business, and Labor Committees. After law school, he served as law clerk to Justice Dale V. Sandstrom of the North Dakota Supreme Court.

Currently, Andrew serves as the North Dakota’s Young Lawyers Division Delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates, the Young Lawyers Section Representative to the State Bar Association of North Dakota Board of Governors, and as a board member of a local non-profit. He is a proud native of Devils Lake, North Dakota.

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • North Dakota, 2014

Court Admissions

  • United States Bankruptcy Court, District of North Dakota, 2017
  • United States District Court, District of North Dakota, 2015

Education

  • Juris Doctor, cum laude – University of North Dakota, 2014
  • Bachelor of Arts – University of North Dakota, 2011
  • Bachelor of Science – Saint Cloud State University, 2010

Professional Activities

  • State Bar Association of North Dakota Board of Governors – Young Lawyers Representative, 2017-2018
  • American Bar Association House of Delegates – Young Lawyer Division, North Dakota Delegate, 2016-2018
  • Joint Law School / State Bar Association of North Dakota Committee – Member, 2015-2018
  • North Dakota Lobbyist Association – Member, 2015
  • The Judge Bruce M. Van Sickle Inn of Court – Vice President, 2017 | Program Director, 2015-2017 | Member
  • North Dakota Defense Lawyers Association – Vice President, 2017 | Treasurer, 2016 | Member
  • Defense Research Institute – Member, 2014
  • Big Muddy Bar Association – Member, 2014
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Dale V. Sandstrom, North Dakota Supreme Court, 2014-2015
  • Intern to Senator Byron L. Dorgan, Washington, D.C.

Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers – Business Litigation, Great Plains Rising Star®, 2017-2018
  • Bismarck Tribune’s 20 Under 40, 2016
  • Outstanding Note/Comment Award – North Dakota Bar Foundation, 2013

Publications + Presentations

Publications

  • Contributing Author: Product Liability Desk Reference, A Fifty State Compendium (M. Daller, 2018)
  • Note, iEthics: How Cloud Computing Has Affected the Professional Rules of Responsibility, 88 N.D. L. REV. 453 (2012) (selected as the 2013 North Dakota State Bar Foundation Outstanding Note/Case Comment).
  • Case Comment, Environment Law—Endangered Species: Interpreting the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and Its Prohibitions Against the “Taking” of Protected Birds, 88 N.D. L. REV. 843 (2012).