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William Reeves Andrews

Personal injury Attorney at Birmingham, AL

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Rip Andrews

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  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 2 years
    Alabama - AL 16 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2021
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2007
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Civil rights
    There is no one more immune -- literally -- from accountability than our own government. Civil litigation is usually your only recourse. We routinely take on these cases and win.

    16 years, 15 cases

  2. Defective and dangerous products
    Product manufacturers represent the world's most powerful corporations. Their litigation strategy is to out muscle their competition. My firm and I have the resources and expertise to go toe-to-toe with these companies.

    16 years, 25 cases

  3. Intellectual property
    It is not easy to find a lawyer with both the scientific and technical expertise to understand your case and the litigation skill necessary to bring it to an efficient resolution. We can do both.

    15 years, 5 cases

  4. Personal injury
    My firm and I handle all kinds of personal injury cases, no matter how you've been hurt.

    16 years, 150 cases

  5. Wrongful death
    My firm and I handle all kinds of wrongful death cases, no matter how your loved one has been killed.

    16 years, 100 cases

"Dada's two girls." -- That's what my two-year-old says when I pick her and the baby up at the same time.  Along with my wife, those are the only 3 things in the world more important to me other than your case. 

I had somewhat of a strange upbringing -- the poorest kid in a wealthy suburb -- and here's what I learned.  Fairness is the belief that everyone should play by the same rules, but justice is different.  Justice is the active participation in making sure that happens.  

I believe in justice, and I am passionate about holding accountable folks who break the rules.  We can all see, and the statistics bear this out, that our country is more and more out of balance.  A smaller and smaller elite group holds more and more of the power.  Our local courthouses, I feel, are the only places left where the rest of us can take a stand.

Everyone who walks into our office has a story to tell, if someone will just listen.  That's what we do.  We use our experience and our resources to level the playing field, give you a voice and tell your story -- so that whoever wronged you HAS to listen.  At the very least, they have to listen.


Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice

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Marsh Rickard & Bryan, PC
800 Shades Creek Pkwy
Suite 600 D
Birmingham, AL, 35209-4562


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  6 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Justin | November 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rip Andrews is an outstanding individual, and extraordinary attorney, who possesses what can best be described as a "tenacity for justice". Extremely talented and intelligent, Rip Andrews has genuine integrity, compassion, and patience that I have found to be unparalleled in the legal world. He combines his tremendous skill-set with the ability to truly connect with a client on a personal level. Taking on our extremely difficult, lengthy, and complicated wrongful death case, Rip successfully navigated countless setbacks and unexpected turns, demanding and ensuring that justice was served. Without question, our case would have not reached a positive conclusion without Rip's amazing performance. Rip Andrews is a true family man, a wonderful person, and operates on a remarkable level to which all attorneys should aspire.
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Posted by Mike | May 23, 2015
A rising star
Rip Andrews is a young brilliant attorney. He took my case and breathed life into it. He connected with the jurors with his opening statement and never lost them. He was respectful to the other side but never failed to fight for me when required. He took input from me and incorporated it into the arguments when necessary using his own words. He maintains composure and is level headed. If you have a legitament case, I highly recommend Rip. He can make the difference you need. He will make old school lawyers look like buffoons. At least he did in my case.
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Posted by Barb | May 17, 2015
Car Accident Case
Mr. Andrews is a very professional and thorough. He was upfront with me regarding the difficulties of my case, and advised as to my options. Throughout the preparations/information gathering he was genuinely interested in what I had to report, and advised the best course of action based upon the facts I presented and those that were uncovered during research. I was impressed by his composure in the court room and through jury selection. In the end, the case was won. Mr. Andrews assisted me in getting a desirable outcome, as well as finding closure for a very difficult time.
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Posted by Dave | April 13, 2015
Best Attorney Available
Absolutely the smartest, hardest working, passionate and ethical attorney available!! Rip not only has a great legal mind and extraordinary talent but he is able to grasp and develop a critical understanding of complex technical issues involved in scientific and engineering cases. I worked very closely with Rip on almost a daily basis for around three years involving a very technical and engineering oriented case. Rip's unique ability to grasp and understand the complex engineering issues involved was pivotal in a successful resolution. Absolutely the best, period!! Hands down, Rip is the smartest, hardest working and most ethical attorney you can find.
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Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2015
My Experience
As I write this review, I am a little less than two years out from working with William “Rip” Andrews. I’ve wondered for a long time how to express my appreciation for the work he did on behalf of me and my family, and recently this Avvo thing comes into view. Here is my opportunity to speak. Part of the justice he and his colleagues secured for my family includes a confidentiality clause, so I intend to remain anonymous. I came to the firm at which he worked as a potential client with an exceedingly difficult case. I know, because I researched the situation, and knew it was clearly an uphill battle. Rip took point on my case, and told me simply and kindly at each step of the process what the situation was. No smoke, no fluff, just compassion and facts. William Andrews helped me get the results I wanted in a personal matter, and it wasn’t easy. As a seasoned Human Resources manager, I’ve worked with dozens upon dozens of attorneys in all manner of criminal and civil proceedings during my lifetime. William’s conduct and support is in the top percentile of all the attorneys I have worked with, and that is no small number. I’ve spent decades leading businesses, and nearly 4 years working with Rip on my personal matter. I trust him, and in addition he got me the results I wanted.
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Posted by Brett | March 25, 2015
This attorney comes highly recommended.
We used Mr. Andrews after my brother was hit by a drunk driver a few years ago. From the start he knew the situation we were in, and knew what needed to be done in order to get the best care possible for my brother from then on. I would certainly recommend Mr. Andrews in the future, and in fact, have done so. What we had set out to do was to get the best long term care needed for my brother for the rest of his life. Mr. Andrews knew the law backwards and forwards, knew what would be beneficial for the case, and what would be a waste of time and resources for us involved. He comes highly recommended. Feel free to email if you would like anymore specifics on this particular case or any questions you may have on Mr. Andrews. Again, this was a case of an auto accident that left a family member paralyzed for life. So there were multiple insurance companies involved, as well as even criminal proceedings.
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-50%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Marsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C.
  • 2007 - Present


  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Georgetown University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Nicole Clark
  • Confidential settlement
  • Blake Tompkins
  • Confidential settlement
  • Kim Daughtry
  • Confidential settlement
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  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Leadership Forum
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Alabama State Bar, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2015
  • Litigation
  • Alabama Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Alabama Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Alabama Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Alabama Super Lawyers
  • 2011
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  • Alabama Association for Justice Journal
  • Defeating Immunity in Suits Against Law Enforcement in Alabama Courts
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Birmingham Bar Association CLE
  • Use of Force: Excessive or Justified
  • 2015
  • Alabama State Bar Young Lawyers Section, Annual Convention
  • How to Handle the Old Lawyer
  • 2011
  • Alabama Association for Justice Annual Convention
  • Gen Y Plaintiff or Defendant
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (7)
Endorse William
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Rip is one of the finest people you will meet and he is an even better attorney. I would recommend Rip to anyone I know."
Wrongful death Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rip is easily one of the most talented lawyers litigating cases here in Alabama. I think what sets him apart is his ability to connect his clients' stories to the juries that hear about them. He is exceptionally smart, but more than that, he relies on his an unusual desire to do what is right in all circumstances."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"William "Rip" Andrews is an excellent advocate for individuals and businesses in a wide array of plaintiff's cases. I have worked as opposing counsel and co-counsel with Rip on cases ranging from personal injury to intellectual property and know that each client benefited greatly from his representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Rip. He is a great trial lawyer, combined with the ability to work a case into a strong settlement position for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I would highly recommend Rip as a personal injury attorney. Rip is an extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rip is an effective and skilled injury/plaintiff's trial lawyer. Rip is a zealous advocate for his clients and has success whether for standard injury suits to complex business torts. Rip is of the utmost talent as a civil practitioner."
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Birmingham Personal injury Lawyer William Reeves Andrews
William Reeves Andrews
Personal injury Attorney
Birmingham, AL
Licensed for 16 years
Free Consultation