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Fire Lawyer. Insurance Claim Lawyer. Insurance Coverage Lawyer. Trial Lawyer.


Languages spoken: German

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    17 years, 185 cases
  2. Insurance: 50%
    15 years, 325 cases



Hourly ($325-400/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Scott W Edwards

    Andy knows his stuff. I have seen him give presentations on several occasions and know him to be both skilled and knowledgeable.


    Scott Edwards Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Andy and I worked together on two separate matters in litigation. Andy's natural ability to relate to witnesses and juries makes him an exceptional trial attorney. I have been consistently impressed by Andy's ability to simplify a complex analysis to make it interesting and easy to follow. In one of the cases on which Andy and I worked together, our trial team split up and presented the case to a mock jury. Andy presented the defense position, which we all thought was an uphill battle. The jurors described Andy on their feedback forms as "forthcoming," "professional," "well-informed," and "convincing." Overall, it was apparent during the jurors' group discussions that they were convinced by Andy's honest, straight-forward approach, and that carried the win at the end of the day.


    Janis Puracal Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Maloney Lauersdorf Reiner PC

1111 E Burnside St., Ste. 300
Portland, OR, 97214


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Moot Court Honor Board GraduateLewis & Clark Northwestern School of Law1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing ShareholderMaloney Lauersdorf Reiner PC2009 - Present
ShareholderBullivant Houser Bailey PC2000 - 2009
Deputy District AttorneyMultnomah County District Attorney1997 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Association of Arson InvestigatorsBoard of Directors -- Oregon Chapter2004 - 2012
Defense Research InstituteMember2004 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit BarMember2003 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember2003 - Present
Multnomah Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Allstate v. SandersJury verdict in favor of client
Tualatin Valley Housing Partners v. Truck Insurance ExchangeTrial court decision in favor of client, and upheld on appeal
Postolovska v. Allstate Life Insurance CompanyCourt dismissal in favor of client
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Publication nameTitleDate
Bullivant e-AlertMethamphetamine Contamination Under Criminal Acts Exclusion2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of WisconsinSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Seminar on Insurance Fraud InvestigationWitness Preparation and Deposition in Cases Involving Extra-Contractual Claims2011
33rd Annual Fire and Arson SeminarNFPA 921: Daubert and Other Challenges for the Testifying Cause and Origin Expert2011
32nd Annual Fire and Arson SeminarPrivate Fire Investigation in Oregon2010
Client PresentationHow Far Can I Go? A Nutshell of Potential Consequences of Insurance Investigator Conduct2008
30th Annual Fire and Arson SeminarRule 104 Challenges to Expert Witness Qualification2008
National Conference & Expo on Insurance FraudTrial Strategy: Tips for the Testifying Witness2007
National Conference & Expo on Insurance FraudPointing the Finger: The Role of the SIU Professional in the Courtroom2007
National Conference & Expo on Insurance FraudTo Videotape or Not: The Use of Examination Under Oath Testimony at Trial2006
National Conference & Expo on Insurance FraudJudicial Estoppel and Reliance Upon Bankruptcy Records in Insurance Claim Investigations2006
28th Annual Fire and Arson SeminarFire Scene Entry and Evidence Collection for Private Sector Fire Investigators2006
Client PresentationUnraveling the Methamphetamine Decontamination Quagmire2005