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J.D., Baylor University School of Law, 2011, valedictorian, summa cum laude; Managing Executive Editor, Baylor Law Review

B.J., Broadcast Journalism, University of Missouri, 2008, magna cum laude

  • Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Don Willett, Texas Supreme Court (2011-2012)

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Texas, 2011

Profile

As a pastor’s son and a formerly aspiring sportscaster, Andrew Guthrie knows the value of grabbing – and keeping – the audience’s attention. Litigation is no different, whether in a brief to the appellate court or an argument to the jury. But Andrew also knows that once that attention is earned, substance is paramount. Andrew therefore focuses his diverse commercial litigation practice on identifying and communicating his clients’ most important arguments in a clear, accurate, and ultimately effective way.

Andrew’s background and experience have equipped him to represent clients in a broad range of litigation matters and at every stage – from the outset of the lawsuit to the appellate court briefing. As a former law clerk for Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett, Andrew has seen first-hand what works (and what doesn’t) in the appellate court. In practice, Andrew has worked in both an appellate and trial capacity on cases ranging in subject matter from the federal False Claims Act, to misappropriation of trade secrets, to patent infringement, and various other complex commercial disputes.

Through in-depth analysis of a case’s most important legal and factual questions and his natural ability to clearly communicate those points to a judge or a jury, Andrew consistently provides effective representation to his clients no matter the case and no matter the stage.

Away from the office, Andrew serves as a deacon at his local congregation. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for Christian Unity Ministries.

Professional Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2016-2017.

Appellate

Courthouse | Haynes and Boone, LLP

Haynes and Boone Represents Trinity Industries in Landmark Victory

Haynes and Boone Partners Jeremy Kernodle, Nina Cortell and Anne Johnson, Counsel Ryan Paulsen and Associates Nicole Somerville and Andrew Guthrie were part of a multi-firm appellate team that helped overturn a $663 million judgment against client Trinity Industries under the False Claims Act.

Rising Stars

Super Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Lawyers Featured in Texas Rising Stars 2017

Haynes and Boone lawyers once again maintained a strong showing in the recently released Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars directory, with 41 lawyers selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition.

Litigation

Sports | Football

Haynes and Boone Scores Again for NFL in Fantasy Football Convention Litigation

A Haynes and Boone team led by Partner Thad Behrens and Associate Charlie Jones scored another win for the National Football League in litigation pursued by a fantasy football convention company owned by former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

Selected Client Representations

  • Multiple representations of defendants in False Claims Act/qui tam litigation.
  • Represented industrial manufacturer seeking to recover environmental cleanup costs in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
  • Represented real estate brokerage firm seeking to preserve a fraud and breach of fiduciary duty judgment in the state appellate courts.

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