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Robert Andrew Free

Robert Andrew Free

also known as R. Andrew Free, Andrew Free

Practice areas:

Immigration, Civil Rights, Employment & Labor

About Me

I advise and represent a wide variety of individuals and organizations in immigration cases, federal civil rights matters, labor and employment cases, government transparency and accountability under federal and state sunshine laws, First Amendment issues, and class and collective actions. 


My practice focuses on providing timely, high-quality representation with rates and payment plans working people can afford.


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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2011

  1. Civil Rights: 45%
    5 years, 40 cases
  2. Immigration: 45%
    5 years, 150 cases
  3. Employment & Labor: 10%
    5 years, 15 cases



Contingent (20-40%), Fixed (Always), Retainer (Sometimes), Pro Bono (15%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Jonathan Pierre Lacour

    One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer.


    Jonathan Lacour Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Judd S Nemiro

    Aggressive and determined. I endorse this lawyer.


    Judd Nemiro Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

The Law Office of R. Andrew Free

Bank of America Plaza
414 Union Street, Suite 900
Nashville, TN, 37219




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Bennett Douglas Bell Memorial PrizeVanderbilt University Law School2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselBarrett, Johnston, Martin & Garrison, LLC2013 - Present
Litigation CounselOzment Law2011 - 2013
Law ClerkOzment Law2010 - 2011
Summer AssociateWinston & Strawn, LLP2009 - 2009
Legal InternVanderbilt University General Counsel's Office2009 - 2010
Law ClerkHolland & Knight2008 - 2008
Community Services Team InternHolland & Knight2008 - 2008
ParalegalSiskind Susser Immigration Lawyers2006 - 2007
Legal AssistantSiskind Susser Immigration Lawyers2005 - 2006


Association NamePosition NameDuration
AILA Federal Court Litigation Steering CommitteeMember2014 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
National Police Accountability ProjectMember2012 - Present
Harry Phillips American Inn of CourtAssociate Member2012 - 2013
American Bar AssociationChair - Committee on the Rights of Immigrants2011 - 2014
National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration ProjectMember2011 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (MidSouth chapter)Member2011 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
William Geissler v. Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training CommissionSettled
Rosenboom v. ContecSettled
Tapia-Tovar v. Epley (MD Tenn)Settled

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2010

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Buffett Institute for Global Studies Speaker SeriesJuan Crow: Criminalizing Immigrants and Detaining for Profit2015
2015 Rebellious Lawyering ConferenceWaging a Battle for Immigrant Rights in the South2015
Second Annual E-ConferenceMotions to Suppress in Immigration Court2013
Lunchtime Conversations on ImmigrationCordwood and Consequences2013
TN Anti-Racist Network Counter-ConferenceThe Tanton Network, Private Prisons, and State Efforts to Criminalize Immigrants.2012
AILA 2012 Annual ConferenceFiling Motions to Reopen in Removal Cases When Your Client Is Already Outside the U.S.2012
SOCM Annual Membership MeetingHow State and Local Immigration Enforcement Leads to Racial Profiling2011