Andrew works to build strategic partnerships with clients primarily within the Ahlers & Cooney Litigation, ADR & Emergency Response/Investigation and Employment & Labor Law practice areas. This work entails creating means to achieve clients’ objectives through all phases of pre-litigation, litigation, trial and/or appeal. He spends the majority of his time counseling clients through all types of litigation in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels and before many national, state and local administrative agencies.
In the litigation arena, Andrew has handled widely varied claims involving such things as construction/surety concerns/claims, commercial contract disputes, product liability claims, fire and explosion investigations/claims, insurance bad faith claims, aviation accidents, libel and slander claims, premises liability claims, and automobile accidents. Most recently, Andrew has spent a significant amount of time defending product liability claims affecting such industries as: consumer products, industrial machinery and equipment, agricultural machinery, commercial products, and transportation and trucking.
In the employment arena, Andrew’s experience has been in responding to allegations of wrongful actions and/or injuries in the workplace. He has handled claims alleging all types of discrimination, harassment or retaliation under state and federal law, breach of express and implied contracts including non-compete and non-solicitation provisions, violations of public policy, defamation, promissory estoppel, interference with contract, blacklisting and other related claims. He has also defended both self-insured and insured employers when confronted with allegations of workplace injuries involving sizable exposures for monetary awards.
Licensed since 2001
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|IA||Authorized to practice law||2001||08/22/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Great Plains Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Elder Law Journal Associate Editor||Univ. of Illinois Elder Law Journal||2001|
|Shareholder||Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.||2001 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Blackstone American Inn of Court||Bencher||2005 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|Iowa State Bar Association||member||2001 - Present|
|Polk County Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|Richard Curry v. Federated Insurance Company||Summary Judgment for the Defendant|
|Myers v. Tursso Company||Summary Judgment for the Defendant|
|Rebecca Carkhuff v. Reif Oil Company||Summary Judgment for the Defendant|
|The Iowa Defense Counsel Association Newsletter||Medicare's new Rules for 2010||2010|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||Law||JD - Juris Doctor (cum laude)||2001|
|Iowa State University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|Employment Law Conference||Workers Compensation Pointers||2011|
|American Inns of Court Meeting||Client Interviews||2011|
|Employment Law Conference||Non-Compete Agreements||2009|