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Andrew D. Sims

Andrew D. Sims

Practice areas:

Litigation, Appeals

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About Me

Andrew Sims practices primarily in the areas of civil trial litigation and civil appellate litigation.  He is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law and Civil Appellate Law. 


Mr. Sims has handled numerous complex trial and appellate litigation matters, including, among others, oil and gas litigation, corporate litigation and shareholder derivative and shareholder rights litigation, business tort and fiduciary litigation, real and personal property rights litigation, insurance coverage and property loss valuation litigation, securities litigation, first amendment litigation(church and state), intellectual property litigation, litigation involving the automotive industry, including the representation of automobile dealers in litigation against manufacturers, and administrative agency litigation before the Motor Vehicle Divison of the Texas Departement of Transportation. 


Mr. Sims's appellate practice mirrors the diversity of this trial practice. He has been involved in appellate matters before numerous Texas appellate courts, including the Texas Supreme Court.  He handles appeals arising out of civil trial litigation matters as described above and also handles interlocutory appeals and mandamus matters. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Litigation: 65%
    29 years
  2. Appeals: 35%
    29 years

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Randel David Lee Barrett

    Andy Sims is one of the most detail-oriented, tough litigators I have had the opportunity to witness.


    Randel Barrett Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Keith David Lemons

    Andy Sims has a first-rate mind and is a first-rate litigator. I have witnessed Andy keeping his cool under the most adverse circumstances in trial and achieving his objective. He has the ability to maintain his train of thought on very difficult issues despite chaotic circumstances. An overbearing Judge was trying to avoid ruling on critical issues in the case and tried multiple intimidation tactics on Andy to avoid ruling. Andy met this Judge head-on; stood his ground; and, obtained the rulings when most lawyers, even very good ones, would have wilted under the pressure. Andy's talents were indispensable to our winning this complex medical malpractice case and protecting the record. I could not have been more impressed. Andy has my highest endorsement.


    Keith Lemons Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Harris, Finley & Bogle, A Professional Corporation

777 Main Street Suite 1800
Fort Worth, TX, 76102

Harris Finley & Bogle Pc
777 Main St Ste 3600
Fort Worth, TX, 76102



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198605/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
SuperlawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2011
SuperlawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2010
SuperlawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2009
SuperlawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2008
SuperlawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2007
SuperlawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2006
PresidentAppellate Section of Tarrant County Bar Assoc.2006
SuperlawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2005
SuperlawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2004
SuperlawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2003
Appellate Law and Trial Law Exam CommissionsTexas Board of Legal Specialization2001
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Shareholder and PresidentHarris, Finley & Bogle, A Professional Corporation1986 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Tarrant County Bar Association, Appellate Law SectionPresident2006 - 2006
Appellate Section of Tarrant County Bar AssociationChair2005 - 2006
Eldon B. Mahon American Inn of CourtMaster2004 - Present
Texas Board of Legal SpecializationCertified in Appellate and Civil Trial Law1992 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1986 - Present
Bar Association of the Fifth Federal CircuitMemberN/A
Tarrant County Bar FoundationMemberN/A
Texas Bar FoundationMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
U.S. v. Range Production Co.Trial court stay of EPA enforcement action
Weaver v. HouchinSummary judgment in favor of client
Allegiance Hillview, L.P. v. Range Texas Production, LLC,Affirmance of trial court judgment in favor of client

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Publication NameTitleDate
Texas Wesleyan Law ReviewAir Quality Standards and Oil and Gas Production in Texas: Know your AMCVs2011

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor UniversityLawJuris Doctor1986
Baylor UniversityHistoryBA History with Honors1983

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Conference on Hydraulic FracturingUpdate on Texas State Court Litigation involving Range Production Company2012
AAPL Southwest Land InstituteHydraulic Fracturing Litigation Update2012
3rd Law of Shale Plays ConferenceLitigation Update Panel2012
Panel DiscussionWhat Were They Thinking? Appellate Justices Review What Lawyers Do2011
MeetingWhat is in the Water? The Rest of the EPA v. Range Resources Story and Why it Matters2011
Energy Law SectionThe Rest of the Story-The EPA Order Against Range Resources2011