Meet Andy, relentless litigator and advocate for social justice.
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Jefferson Mill Building
670 North Commercial Street
PO Box 1120
Manchester, NH 03105-1120
Labor & Employment
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Property Tax and Valuation
- Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Employment Law – Individuals
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Trade Secrets Law
- The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 – “Lawyer of the Year” for Employment Law – Individuals
- Ranked in Chambers USA 2020 – Litigation: General Commercial
- Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
- The National Education Association-New Hampshire Friend of Education Award
- The Civil Liberties Union Bill of Rights Award
- Merrimack County Attorney of the Year
- Barnett I. Shur Community Service Award
Here’s why you’ll enjoy working with him.
A dedicated trial and appellate lawyer who thrives under pressure, Andy’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, including trade secrets and unfair trade practices disputes, employment law-related litigation, probate disputes, and issues of white-collar crime. Andy represents business clients and individuals at trial, on appeal, before administrative agencies, and in arbitrations.
Andy argued before the US Supreme Court when he was 30 and won the reversal of a death sentence in the matter of Gray v. Mississippi. He also helped run the largest public defender’s office in New Hampshire and taught law school for two years, before entering private practice where he worked as a litigator for plaintiffs and defendants on corporate break-ups, municipal insurance pool regulations, and a wide variety of employment cases. Having spent years at trial, on appeal, before administrative agencies, and in arbitrations, Andy knows what he’s doing—and how to win.
Andy is also deeply committed to social justice, especially in matters related to education and capital punishment. He was lead counsel in helping overturn New Hampshire’s school funding system, and he represented Chief Justice Deborah T. Poritz (ret’d.) of New Jersey’s Supreme Court as an amicus in the appeal of New Hampshire’s only modern-day capital sentencing proceeding. Andy’s track record is a testament to his professional skill and personal passion for providing thoughtful, compassionate counsel and exceptional representation.
But that’s not all. Andy is also very experienced in:
- Negotiating severance packages and settling discrimination and wrongful termination complaints
- Resolving public policy issues—the more complex, the better
- Fraud disputes, especially those that involve aspects of civil and criminal allegations
In his former life, Andy was:
- A founder of a boutique six-lawyer trial firm
- A law school instructor
- A public defender
When Andy isn’t working, he is…
Lending his expertise to social justice work—like fighting for the abolition of capital punishment in Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, and before the US Supreme Court—and representing state and federal candidates in voter rights cases. Andy was also a board member for the Manchester Community Health Center, the federally qualified health center for impoverished patients in the Manchester area, before running for elective office. Andy is now serving his second term as a New Hampshire Executive Councilor. Andy and his wife raise alpacas, chickens, and organic vegetables, and he built his barn from his own standing timber.
JD, George Washington University National Law Center, 1980
Certificate in Conflicts Resolution Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 1976
BA, Psychology, University of Miami, 1976, magna cum laude
Admitted to practice
New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia
US District Court in New Hampshire and Massachusetts
US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
US Supreme Court