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About me

I am W. Andrew (Andy) Arnold.  I am a litigator, who has practiced law for 23 years.  Helping people fight back against those who hurt them, fire them or treat them unfairly is my passion.

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I am a Furman University graduate.  I graduated law school from the University of South Carolina in 1992. After two years with a large labor law defense firm, I left to start my own practice.  My practice began as an employment and business litigation practice, which has represented plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts.  However, I have litigated all sorts of cases, including nursing home neglect cases, defamation claims, consumer fraud cases under the unfair trade practice act, fraud and breach of contract claims.  I handle noncompete cases, business disputes/business divorce cases, and serious personal injury cases.

I have also argued appeals to both the South Carolina Supreme Court, the South Carolina Court of Appealis, the US Ditrict Court and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

I offer litigation services to individuals and businesses.    In addition to being a lawyer, I am also a certified mediator.




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Practice areas


  1. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 40%
    19 years, 60 cases
  2. Employment & Labor: 40%
    22 years, 500 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 35%
    20 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($225-295/hour), contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • K. Scott Toussaint

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Andy for several years. He is a very knowledgeable attorney who takes care of his clients. He takes a realistic approach to resolving conflicts and is easy to talk to. I recommend Andy


    K. Toussaint Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Monty D Desai

    I endorse this lawyer. Andy is a very knowledgeable and hard working attorney. He zealously represents his clients and always fights hard for them. I highly recommend him.


    Monty Desai Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


SCGood Standing199203/07/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2015
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Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
SuperLawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateHaynsworth, Baldwin, Johnson & Greaves1992 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
South Carolina Association for JusticeMember2003 - 2015
American Association Of JusticeMember1995 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
S.C. LawyerSpeaking for Those Who Can't Speak for Themselves2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Furman UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1989