Prior to forming PayneMitchell Law Group, Andy served as a partner with the law firm of Howie & Sweeney, LLP. He graduated at the top of his class from Baylor Law School, where he served as Executive Editor of the Baylor Law Review. Andy serves on the State Bar Pattern Jury Charge Committee, which drafts form jury charges in products liability cases used by all trial courts in the State of Texas. He also serves on the State Bar Grievance Committee and has chaired Personal Injury seminars for both the State Bar and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Andy has been elected and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the State Bar of Texas. Andy also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Products Liability at the SMU Dedman School of Law, and is a frequent lecturer at professional meetings both in Texas and nationally.
Andy’s practice is focused on aviation and product defect cases against some of the world’s largest manufacturers. He also routinely handles significant personal injury cases arising from commercial vehicle collisions and other general personal injury matters.
Andy is a Director Emeritus of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. He is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and the Dallas Bar Foundation, and a member of the Texas Center for Legal Ethics & Professionalism. He is a Fellowship Member and on the Board of Directors for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Andy serves on the Dallas Bar Association Board of Directors. He is also a member of the AAJ's Leader's Forum, the DBA, the ABA and the Mac Taylor Inns of Court. He has also earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating (AV) through a peer review evaluation.