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As a law student, I had the opportunity to work for a federal judge in the Middle District of Louisiana. I also worked in the Gaming Division at the Office of the Attorney General. During my second summer at LSU Law, I was recruited by and worked as a summer associate at the New Orleans firm Montgomery Barnett. After that summer, the firm offered me a full-time job and when I graduated and passed the bar, I became an associate. 
At Montgomery Barnett, I handled disputes of all sizes, including appeals. I represented the local candle-maker as well as the Norwegian oil company. I was also called upon by Louisiana businesses for planning and advice. 
My solo practice started in 2012. I advise businesses and if necessary I represent them in court. Most of my business comes from client and attorney referrals and a lot of my clients are lawyers themselves. I’m particularly proud of the diversity of my practice and my clients benefit from this. Because I can afford to select the matters I work on, my clients know I’m genuinely interested in their situation(s). 
I’m active in legal leadership roles. As a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) Legislation Committee, I help determine whether the LSBA will speak for all Louisiana attorneys in supporting or opposing pending legislative bills. My practice is fairly evenly divided between state and federal courts, and since 2010, I’ve sat on the Board of Directors of the largest chapter (New Orleans) of the Federal Bar Association. I also sat on the National Board of Directors of the Younger Lawyers Division of the FBA (2011-2014).

I was a scholarship track and cross country athlete at The Citadel, in Charleston, South Carolina. I graduated in 1998 with a B.A. in English Literature.
I studied law at Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center (J.D. and Diploma of Civil Law, 2009). I was a member of the Trial Advocacy Board and I competed all over the world as part of LSU’s Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot team.

Since it opened in 2010, I’ve been a part owner of a running shop (Varsity Sports) on Magazine Street. I’m also a partner in a New Orleans brewery set to open Uptown in 2016.
Every Easter weekend, I produce the professional aspect of our city’s Crescent City Classic 10k run; I work year-round with agents and professional athletes from all over the world. In May of each year, I produce a fun event called the Tchoupitoulas Barathon. I’m also a member of The Round Table Club.

I live in Uptown New Orleans with my wife Melissa and our daughter Ellis.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
    7 years
  2. Business: 25%
    7 years
  3. Trademark: 15%
    7 years
  4. Construction: 10%
    7 years
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Hourly ($200-300/hour), contingent (20-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (20 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    Andrew is smart, meticulous, and innovative. He knows the law and can explain it clearly. His line of thinking and argument are precise and he pays attention to detail. However, what sets him apart from others is his sense of creativity and innovation. In law, the answer to a question is not always facially clear. Andrew has a gift for creating smart, innovative solutions to help resolve his clients' issues in an efficient and exact way. This combination of knowledge, precision, and innovation packs a powerful punch and makes for a highly effective attorney.


    Lacy Smith Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Kevin Shockley Vogeltanz

    Andrew Lilly isn't just an excellent lawyer -- he's a lawyer that other lawyers in our community regularly ask for advice. That should tell you something. Andrew is also one of the few attorneys I know that genuinely loves the law, genuinely loves practicing the law, and thus genuinely loves what he does for a living. I think that's why so many people and business-owners hire Andrew to represent them. He's smart, he gets results, and he's personally invested in each of his client's cases. I have referred people to Andrew, and I will continue to do so. Simply put, I would hire Andrew for my own legal needs. He has my strongest endorsement.


    Kevin Vogeltanz Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Lilly, PLLC

715 Girod Street.
Suite 200
New Orleans, LA, 70130


LAEligible to practice law200901/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Clients Choice AwardAvvo2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLilly, PLLC2012 - Present
AssociateMontgomery, Barnett, Brown, Read, Hammond & Mintz, LLP2009 - 2012
Summer AssociateDuplass Zwain Bourgeois Pfister & Weinstock2008 - 2008
Summer AssociateMontgomery, Barnett, Brown, Read, Hammond & Mintz, LLP2008 - 2008
Law Clerk (Civil Rights Division)Louisiana Attorney General's Office2008 - 2009
Law Clerk (Gaming Division)Louisiana Attorney General's Office2008 - 2009
Extern for Hon. James J. BradyUnited States District Court Middle District of Louisiana2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Louisiana State Bar AssociationLegislation Committee2012 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationNational Board of Directors - Younger Lawyers' Division2011 - Present
Louisiana State Bar AssociationLeadership LSBA Class2011 - Present
New Orleans Bar Association Oil & Gas CommitteeMember2011 - Present
Friends of Lafitte Corridormember2010 - Present
Federal Bar Association (New Orleans chapter)Board of Directors2010 - Present
Louisiana Association of Defense Counselmember2010 - Present
Support of Lawyers/Legal Personnel - All Concern Encouragedmember2009 - Present
American Bar Associationmember2009 - Present
Defense Research Institutemember2009 - Present
New Orleans Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law CenterN/AJD - Juris Doctor, Diploma in Civil Law2009
Citadel, Military College of South CarolinaEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1998