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William Reeves Andrews

also known as Rip Andrews

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Defective and Dangerous Products, Intellectual Property, Civil Rights, Wrongful Death

About Me

"Dada's two girls." -- That's what my two-year-old says when I pick her and the baby up at the same time.  Along with my wife, those are the only 3 things in the world more important to me than your case. 


I had somewhat of a strange upbringing -- the poorest kid in a wealthy suburb -- and here's what I learned.  Fairness is the belief that everyone should play by the same rules, but justice is different.  Justice is the active participation in making sure that happens.  


I believe in justice, and I am passionate about holding accountable folks who break the rules.  We can all see, and the statistics bear this out, that our country is more and more out of balance.  A smaller and smaller elite group holds more and more of the power.  Our local courthouses, I feel, are the only places left where the rest of us can take a stand.


Everyone who walks into our office has a story to tell, if someone will just listen.  That's what we do.  We use our experience and our resources to level the playing field, give you a voice and tell your story -- so that whoever wronged you HAS to listen.  At the very least, they have to listen.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Wrongful Death: 20%
    7 years, 100 cases
  2. Civil Rights: 20%
    7 years, 15 cases
  3. Intellectual Property: 20%
    6 years, 5 cases
  4. Defective and Dangerous Products: 20%
    7 years, 25 cases
  5. Personal Injury: 20%
    7 years, 150 cases

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-50%), Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Alan Bart Lasseter

    Rip is easily one of the most talented lawyers litigating cases here in Alabama. I think what sets him apart is his ability to connect his clients' stories to the juries that hear about them. He is exceptionally smart, but more than that, he relies on his an unusual desire to do what is right in all circumstances.

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    Alan Lasseter Civil Rights Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael Jon Douglas

    William "Rip" Andrews is an excellent advocate for individuals and businesses in a wide array of plaintiff's cases. I have worked as opposing counsel and co-counsel with Rip on cases ranging from personal injury to intellectual property and know that each client benefited greatly from his representation.

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    Michael Douglas Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Marsh Rickard & Bryan, PC

800 Shades Creek Pkwy
Suite 600 D
Birmingham, AL, 35209-4562

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ALAuthorized to practice law200708/11/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top AttorneysBirmingham Magazine2015
LitigationAlabama Super Lawyers2015
LitigationSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarAlabama Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarAlabama Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarAlabama Super Lawyers2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerMarsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C.2007 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Alabama State BarLeadership Forum2015 - 2015
Alabama Association for JusticeMember2007 - Present
Alabama State Bar, Young Lawyers SectionMember2007 - 2014
Birmingham Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Sutton Chandler$10 million verdict
Adrian Christian$2.5 million verdict
Applied SurgicalConfidential settlement

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Alabama Association for Justice JournalDefeating Immunity in Suits Against Law Enforcement in Alabama Courts2007

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Alabama School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Georgetown UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Birmingham Bar Association CLEUse of Force: Excessive or Justified2015
Alabama Association for Justice Annual ConventionThe Other Animals in the Jury Box2015
Alabama State Bar Young Lawyers Section, Annual ConventionHow to Handle the Old Lawyer2011
Alabama Association for Justice Annual ConventionGen Y Plaintiff or Defendant2010