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Andrew Sher received a B.B.A. degree, Petroleum Land Management, from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991 and his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 1993. Sher spent ten years actively litigating environmental, toxic exposure and personal injury cases with a nationally recognized litigation firm before founding THE SHER LAW FIRM, PLLC in 2003. Sher is a Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated Attorney with exceptional experience and capabilities. In 2008, the Texas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees elected Sher to serve as a Life Fellow to the Texas Bar Foundation “in recognition of service and devotion to the highest traditions of the Bar.” Sher has regularly been selected for inclusion as a Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly (2005-2010, 2012) and as one of Houston's Top Lawyers by H-Texas Magazine (2010-2012). Although his law firm is located in Houston, Sher’s practice has taken him to jurisdictions all over Texas and many venues across the United States. 


For over 18 years, Sher has been protecting people and the environment and has distinguished himself as an elite environmental, personal injury and business trial lawyer. Sher has extensive experience prosecuting a wide variety of lawsuits arising from environmental and natural resource damages (such as toxic water pollution), complex commercial disputes and catastrophic personal injury matters on behalf of individuals, public and private companies as well as governmental entities. Sher has represented land and mineral owners, including ranchers, farmers, developers, states, cities and Indian tribes. His clients cumulatively own more than a million acres across Texas and the continental United States.


Environmental litigation is a practice with an interdisciplinary bent that calls for the comprehension of issues that are not new to Sher's law firm. “Our background makes us particularly aware of the technical and economic feasibility of complex litigation. Technical and economic feasibilities are generally not explained or defined in statutes and the understanding of such issues can only be acquired after years of experience and objective willingness to listen and learn from other disciplines. The Firm frequently associates with other national firms as outside counsel, forming a seamless team to further the interest of large clients with environmental legal issues nationwide. The joining together of these diverse national trial practices has the ability to form approaches and strategies which are unique and will result in the successful conclusion of numerous and varying types of environmental litigation. There is a substantial breadth of expertise available to clients of the Firm. We are very selective about our cases, which means more personal service for our clients.”


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    22 years
  2. Environmental: 25%
    22 years
  3. Litigation: 25%
    22 years

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Contact info


3355 West Alabama Street
Suite 240
Houston, TX, 77098-1864


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199407/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2014
Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2013
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2013
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2013
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2012
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2011
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2010
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2010
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2009
Life FellowTexas Bar Foundation2008
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2008
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2007
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2006
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateFisher, Gallagher & Lewis, LLP1993 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Bar FoundationLifetime Member2008 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1995 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1994 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1994 - Present
National Eagle Scout AssociationLifetime Member1983 - Present
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Fort Bend County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Houston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Houston Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Law Day and Naturalization CommitteeMember1996 - 1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of Texas System, AustinPLMB.B.A.1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Clear Gold SummitGroundwater and Private Property Rights1999