Andy is an accomplished trial lawyer with a demonstrated record of success. Andy has tried over 75 cases to verdict in state and federal courts throughout Oregon and Washington, and has been recognized for his ability to present complicated or technical issues to judges and juries in ways that are clear and easily understood. Much of Andy’s success comes from his diligence in building strong trial teams and years of working closely with experts and other witnesses, including accountants, engineers and other forensic experts, physicians, private investigators, and law enforcement.
Andy has focused for more than a decade on resolving complex property and casualty insurance coverage disputes for both insurers and policyholders, and clients routinely seek his advice on insurance disputes throughout the United States. Andy’s experience with insurance coverage disputes extends to all types of insurance coverage and claims, including commercial liability claims and property claims arising out of large fire, wind, water, collapse and contamination losses, business income and extra expense losses, and code enforcement coverage disputes. Andy has also been recognized for his unique skill in advising insurers, homeowners, and business professionals in the investigation and litigation of suspected or alleged fraud, including arson, intentional or fabricated losses, and questionable foreign deaths, and is frequently asked to speak on these topics. Andy is actively involved in the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), and is a frequent lecturer on topics related to trial strategy, expert witness qualification issues, and expert witness preparation.
After spending several years in leadership roles with the insurance law group at Bullivant Houser Bailey PC, Andy became a founding member of Maloney Lauersdorf Reiner and has helped our firm grow into one of the premier insurance coverage litigation firms in the Pacific Northwest. Andy is also a former prosecutor with the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office in Portland, Oregon, and he has continued his commitment to public service by providing free legal services to victims of domestic violence through Legal Aid Services of Oregon’s Domestic Violence Project. He is also actively involved in a new organization, Oregon Innocence Project, which will be working hard to exonerate those wrongfully convicted of crimes in Oregon. When he is not advocating on behalf of our clients or our community, Andy enjoys playing golf and softball, skiing, a good book, and following Wisconsin Badgers football, basketball, and hockey.