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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)

Admissions

Texas, 2011

Profile

As a pastor’s son and a (formerly) aspiring sportscaster, Andrew Guthrie knows the value of grabbing – and keeping – an audience’s attention. Litigation requires a similar skill, 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. So he works to identify and communicate clients’ most important arguments in a clear, thorough, and ultimately effective way.

Andrew focuses his practice on appeals and critical trial court briefing across an array of subject matters, including business disputes, products liability, intellectual property, the False Claims Act, probate & trusts, and water rights. He was named “Appellate Lawyer of the Week” in February 2016 by the Texas Lawyer, after successfully arguing a First Amendment case to the Fifth Circuit despite being retained mere weeks before oral argument. Other recent representations include: prevailing in a mandamus proceeding before the Dallas Court of Appeals, which dismissed all claims against a faith-based school under the First Amendment ecclesiastical abstention doctrine; representing a major hospital system in several related appeals arising from multi-million dollar probate litigation; obtaining summary reversal of an NLRB unfair labor practice charge in the Fifth Circuit, without full briefing or oral argument; and representing a coalition of interested parties in a two-week contested case hearing before the State Office of Administrative Hearings challenging one of the largest water-rights applications in Texas history.

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 or the stage.

Away from the office, Andrew serves as a deacon at his local congregation and a small-group leader in the junior high ministry. 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, 2016-2018
  • Named “Appellate Lawyer of the Week” by the Texas Lawyer, February 2016

Professional and Community Activities

  • Appointed by the Texas Supreme Court to serve on the Professional Ethics Committee for the State Bar of Texas, 2017-2020
  • Associate, Patrick Higginbotham Inn of Court, 2017-2018

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Year in Review

Media and Entertainment Law - Year in review

Media and Entertainment Law

Welcome to the 2017-2018 edition of the Haynes and Boone Media and Entertainment Law Year in Review. The Media and Entertainment Practice Group of Haynes and Boone represents a broad range of clients in all facets of media and entertainment, intellectual property, open government and First Amendment litigation, counseling and legislative matters. We are proud to provide a summary of our accomplishments and activities in 2017-2018, and to highlight some of the trends impacting the media and entertainment industry.

Honors

Super Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Lawyers Selected as Texas Rising Stars 2018

Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2018, published by Thomson Reuters, has recognized 35 Haynes and Boone lawyers as up-and-coming practitioners in the state.

Selected Client Representations

  • Prevailed in a mandamus proceeding before the Dallas Court of Appeals, which dismissed all claims against a faith-based school under the First Amendment ecclesiastical abstention doctrine.
  • Represented a major hospital system in several related appeals arising from multi-million dollar probate litigation.
  • Obtained summary reversal of an NLRB unfair labor practice charge in the Fifth Circuit, without full briefing or oral argument.
  • Represented a coalition of interested parties in a two-week contested case hearing before the State Office of Administrative Hearings challenging one of the largest water-rights applications in Texas history.
  • After being retained just weeks before oral argument, persuaded the Fifth Circuit to strike down two provisions of a Texas statute governing the licensing of psychologists as unconstitutional on First Amendment grounds.

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