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Andrew Armour Magwood

also known as Andrew Magwood

About me

I chose to be a lawyer because it is an honorable way to earn a living. In my profession I help people solve problems that matter to them, and make a difference every day.


I believe that, along with being an advocate for my client, I am in a unique position to be a counselor as well and provide direction and advice for the future.


I am married to Rachelle, and we have two great kids, and two wonderful grand-daughters. We like to get outdoors and enjoy snowboarding, hiking and archery. We have one dog - Nikita.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 30%
    12 years
  2. Employment: 30%
    12 years
  3. Personal Injury: 30%
    12 years
  4. Bankruptcy: 10%
    12 years



Hourly ($185-225/hour), contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Lenden Franklin Webb

    Andy was personable yet and zealous in his client advocacy. He has good follow-through and works up his cases diligently. I endorse this lawyer and would be happy to refer anyone to him.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Andrew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
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Contact info


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nominated - 10 Best in CaliforniaAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2015
Northern California Rising Stars 2013Super Lawyers2013
Top Young Attorneys in Northern CaliforniaSan Francisco Magazine2012
Northern California Rising Stars 2012Super Lawyers2012
Top Young Attorneys in Northern CaliforniaSan Francisco Magazine2011
Northern California Rising Star 2011Super Lawyers2011
Lawyer Referral Panel MemberFresno County Bar Association2009
Nominated for Best Attorney Fresno, CA 2008LegalForce Media Publications2009
Qualified Panel MemberNew London County Bar Association Lawyer Referral2006
Qualified HCBA LRIS Panel MemberHartford County Bar Association Lawyer Referral2006
Certified ArbitratorBetter Business Bureau2004
Best Student Lead Program - CT-UACConnecticut Department of Higher Education2002
CitationConnecticut General Assembly1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerMagwood Law Firm2004 - Present
Senior AssociateWood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP2007 - 2009
Associate CounselSt. Paul Travelers2005 - 2006
Associate AttorneyMcCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth LLP2003 - 2005
Advocate, Board of DirectorsCT Unemployment Action Center2001 - 2003
Research ClerkRichard S. Cody PC2001 - 2003
Financial Account SpecialistCIGNA HealthCare1999 - 2000
Finance & SupplyUS Coast Guard1991 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2004 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMemebr2001 - Present
ARIAS-USLaw Committee Member, Member2004 - 2007
Better Business BureauAutoline Arbitrator2004 - 2005
Tort Insurance & Trial Practice Section of the ABAMember2003 - 2007
Fresno County Young Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - 2005
California Young Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - 2006
Fresno County Bar AssociationMember2003 - 2016
Connecticut Unemployment Action CenterMember, Director2001 - 2003
American Bar AssociationMember2001 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Pineda v. DamianiFavorable Settlement
Wilson v. Alstom PowerAffirmed judgment of trial court.
Bruce Morris et al v. Robert Congdon et al.Found for our client
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Publication nameTitleDate
Lorman Education Services publicationDefending the Good, and not so Good, Bad Faith Case2008
Tort Trial & In. Prac. L. J.Annual Survey of Insurance Law2006
Arias QuarterlyCase Note: Employers Insurance Company of Wausau v. Century Indemnity Company, 443 F.3d 573 (2006).2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Better Business BureauCertificateArbitration and Mediation Training2004
University of Connecticut School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Eastern Connecticut State UniversityPublic Policy & GovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts cum laude1999
Three Rivers Community CollegeGeneral Studies - HonorsAS1996
University of Connecticut School of LawInsurance LawLL.M - Master of LawsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Insurance Bad Faith SeminarDefending the Good, and not so Good, Bad Faith Case2008