Andy's Dad worked at Kelly Springfield (Goodyear Tire and Rubber), and Andy was raised on the Northside of Fayetteville. He was a Pine Forest graduate, where he was a standout football player. Andy went on to attend UNC Wilmington, and then go on to graduate from Campbell University Law School.
His first job was as an assistant district attorneyin Cumberland County, where he got plenty of jury trial experience as one of their superior court litigators. At a young age he was elected to be a District Court Judge in Cumberland County. Andy became the first certified juvenlie court judge and was recognized on an authority on juvenile court issues. He also presided over many jury trials in his tenure as a Judge. After being relected, Andy decided to step down after 6 years on the bench to pursue his first passion, litigating and trying jury trials and courtroom practice. He joined Smith, Dickey, Dempster and Hasty as a partner and has enjoyed his 20 plus years at the firm.
As one of the Senior Partners, Andy is committed to the firm zealously protected its clients rights, and taking time with his clients to get to know them so that he can most effectively advocate for them.
|Partner||Smith, Dickey & Dempster, PA||1999 - Present|
|District Court Judge||Cumberland County District Court Judges Office||1993 - 1999|
|Assistant District Attorney||Cumberland County District Attorney's Office||1987 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||N/A||1999 - Present|
|Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|University of North Carolina at Wilmington||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1983|
|Mountain Magic||Trial Stradegies in Personal Injury Cases||2009|
|North Carolina Judges Conference||Juvenile Law||1995|
|Murder Defense Trial||Jury found the defendant NOT GUILTY|
|soft tissue trial||$250,000|
|Food Lion Employee Assault Case||Verdict in excess of $ 200,000|
|Cruiseline Brain Injury Case||4,000,000|
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