Mr. Andrews has been a title insurance agent since 1982, issuing more than one-half billion dollars ($500,000,000) in title insurance. He also specializes in commercial transactions involving real estate as collateral, industrial parks, 1031 tax-free exchanges, zoning, land development and commercial and residential lending for construction. He is experienced in timber, coal, oil and gas mineral titles, sales, acquisitions and financing. Mr. Andrews also conducts seminars on real estate and title insurance. He is a former group leader for the Bowles Rice Real Estate practice group.
He is recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the area of Real Estate Law. In 2009, he was named Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year in the area of Real Estate Law. Mr. Andrews is also listed in West Virginia Super Lawyers for Real Estate (2007 to 2013). He was recognized by the 2013 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business among “Leaders in their Field” for Real Estate Law.
A graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law, Mr. Andrews received his J.D. in 1974. He earned his B.S. in Business Administration, majoring in accounting, from West Virginia University in 1971, where he played varsity football on the team coached by Bobby Bowden. Mr. Andrews has been active in little league baseball, serving as both baseball and softball manager, umpire and league president. He is a Title Insurance Agent for Fidelity National Title Insurance Company and First American Title Insurance Company and was a First Lieutenant in the United States Air Force Reserves.
Mr. Andrews is admitted to practice in West Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, and the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. He is a member of the Kanawha County and West Virginia State Bar Associations.