Andrew T. McKinney IV


Licensed in 1980, Andrew began defending personal injury cases in state and Federal court, with five jury verdicts to his credit after his first full year. Now with over 130 verdicts, Andrew’s practice is more active than ever. His most recent trials include a product liability case in Federal court (defense verdict), defending an auto pedestrian fatality with admitted liability (beat the “official” demand by 5.5M and the “unofficial” demand by 1.5M) and successfully defending a commercial claim while prevailing on a counterclaim. Andrew has argued appeals to most of the Texas Courts of Appeals, The Texas Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Professional Memberships
Honors & Awards
Representative Reported Cases
  • D&O Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Construction Claims
  • General Tort Actions
  • Insurance First and Third Party Defense
  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Courts: Southern District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas, Western District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals: Fifth Circuit
  • University of Houston Law Center, JD, 1980
  • North Texas State University, BA, 1977
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Rated an AV® Preeminent™ lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, representing the recognition of the highest level of professional excellence by his peers
  • Listed as a Texas Super Lawyer annually since 2008
  • “Advanced Issues in Bad Faith Litigation Insurance Bad Faith Claims in Texas,” Lorman Education Services, Houston, Texas (November 11, 2004)
  • “Construction Law Update,” Mexican American Bar Association of Texas, Austin, Texas (October 18, 2003)
  • “Contractor Liability from Redinger to Bright: The Evolving Concept of Right of Control,” South Texas College of Law Personal Injury Law Conference (March 6, 2003)
  • “A Primer on the Statute of Limitations In The Context Of The Personal Injury Lawsuit,” Personal Injury Law Conference, South Texas College of Law (March 1, 2001)
  • “Employer Liability: Gross Negligence,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Seminar (1994)

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