Andy is primarily a litigator representing clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to closely held family businesses. He focuses his practice largely in intellectual property, product liability defense and other complex commercial disputes. Andy has represented clients in a broad range of industries, including producers of food products and other consumer goods, alcoholic beverages, firearms and ammunition, as well as companies in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.
Andy is involved in all aspects of civil litigation in federal and state courts, including extensive experience drafting pleadings and briefs, managing discovery, drafting and arguing dispositive and nondispositive motions, selecting and working with expert witnesses, and otherwise preparing cases for trial. In addition to federal and state court practice, Andy works extensively in matters pending before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he prosecutes and defends challenges to trademark and certification mark applications.
Finally, Andy's practice includes prosecuting and defending appeals pending in state and federal appellate courts – most recently briefing a constitutional issue that resulted in the Missouri Court of Appeals affirming a permanent injunction entered by the trial court. In another recent pro bono case, Andy successfully briefed and argued before a federal appeals court that a habeas corpus petitioner was unconstitutionally denied the right to represent himself at trial.