When a matter gets contentious or is appealed, lawyers regularly refer their work to Andrew. He is a legal choreographer: someone who excels in drafting winning and effective narratives, and presenting them in a clear and compelling manner.
Andrew’s number one rule is “tell the truth”. It is with this in mind that clients can always expect a frank and honest answer from him – not the answer that would best benefit Andrew or the firm. Once a client commits to litigation, Andrew will vigorously advocate from initial drafting to closing argument.
Andrew is driven by a principled desire to set things right. He has never been one to turn away from a fight, and he has translated that tenacity into a thirty-year career defending and advocating for his clients. Whether they are large condominium companies held hostage by a single condo owner, small employee associations battling management, or individuals who have been wrongfully dismissed, Andrew has always focused his talents to fighting for what is fair.
Andrew’s personality can best be described by his hobbies: he is a writer, orator, hunter, and golfer. He has been a football player and a correctional officer. He has taught both Negotiations and Alternative Dispute Resolution at Western University. He especially enjoys mentoring new lawyers in London and the K-W/Cambridge area. Andrew also acts as Western Law School’s coach for the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association Cup, a competition for law students to demonstrate their civil litigation skills.