Overview

Andrew is an associate in the firm’s Construction & Design and Litigation Groups.  His practice primarily involves representing owners, general contractors, subcontractors, building code inspectors, and sureties in litigation and arbitration.  Andrew is well-versed in handling construction defect disputes, payment and lien foreclosure actions, complex commercial litigation, and post-arbitration award judicial proceedings including actions to confirm or vacate arbitration awards.

Andrew is an active member of the Construction Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association and the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors.

Outside the office, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, running, and watching the Tampa Bay Rays.

Honors

  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star (2018-2021)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©: Ones to Watch (2021-2022)

Credentials & Experience

Education

Colgate University, B.A., 2008

Florida State University College of Law, J.D., 2012, cum laude

  • Order of the Coif
  • Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law: Executive Editor

Bar Admissions

  • The Florida Bar
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association

Court Admissions

  • All Florida State Courts
  • All Texas State Courts
  • S. District Court, Western District of Texas     

Experience

  • Lead counsel in defense of private building code inspection firm in multiple complex, multi-party construction defect lawsuits involving building envelope and other building code violation claims, including a $39 million claim regarding a 600-unit condominium project, a $22 million claim regarding an 82-unit townhome project, a $13 million claim regarding a 345-unit townhome project, a $5 million claim regarding a 282-unit townhome project, and a $5 million claim regarding an 88-unit townhome project.
  • Lead counsel representing hotel owner in completion of new hotel construction project and multiple related lawsuits after general contractor abandoned the project, including resolving 16 claims of lien totaling over $400,000.
  • Part of three-attorney team that obtained a $9.5 million arbitration award in favor of electric utility subcontractor against general contractor for work performed on infrastructure storm hardening projects in Florida.
  • Representing the country’s 7th largest school district in construction disputes and transactional matters.
  • Represented owner of an 11-story high-rise assisted living facility in a multi-million dollar construction defect claim involving water intrusion caused by roofing defects.
  • Represented owner of a 108-unit apartment complex in construction defect claim involving water intrusion caused by roofing defects.

Professional & Civic

Community & Professional

  • American Bar Association
    • Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Construction Law Section
  • Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. – Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
    • NexGen Leadership Program (Class of 2019)
    • NexGen Leadership Program Committee (2019 – 2020)

Newsroom

Published decisions

  • Sayers Constr., LLC v. Timberline Constr., Inc., 306 So. 3d 275 (Fla. 3d DCA 2020) (affirming ruling in client’s favor denying Defendant’s motion to dismiss action to confirm client’s $9.5 million arbitration award).
  • Sayers Constr., LLC v. Timberline Constr., Inc., 976 F.3d 570 (5th Cir. 2020) (affirming ruling in client’s favor dismissing Plaintiff’s action to vacate client’s $9.5 million arbitration award).
  • Timberline Const., Inc. v. Sayers Const., LLC, Case No. 2019-006303-CA-01, 2019 WL 10371274 (Fla. 11th Ct. Nov. 18, 2019) (obtaining ruling in client’s favor denying Defendant’s motion to dismiss action to confirm client’s $9.5 million arbitration award).
  • Sayers Constr., LLC v. Timberline Constr., Inc., Case No. 6:19-CV-00325-ADA-JCM, 2019 WL 5579540 (W.D. Tex. Oct. 29, 2019) (obtaining ruling in client’s favor dismissing Plaintiff’s action to vacate client’s $9.5 million arbitration award).
  • Harrell v. The Ryland Group, Case No. 16-2015-CA-0006129, 2018 WL 10667600 (Fla. 4th Ct. Aug. 2, 2018) (granting client’s motion for summary judgment and disposing of Plaintiff’s personal injury claims based on Florida’s 10-year statute of repose), affirmed by Harrell v. Ryland Group, 277 So. 3d 292, 299 (Fla. 1st DCA 2019).
  • SRE Culinary Equipment and Supplies, LLC v. School District of Hillsborough County, Case No. 8:17-cv-2819-T-24JSS, 2018 WL 3068069 (M.D. Fla. Apr. 9, 2018) (granting client’s contested motion for attorneys’ fees and costs after prevailing on client’s motion to dismiss)
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