Andy's practice focuses primarily on wrongful death, medical malpractice, dram shop liability, products liability, trucking, motorcycle, and motor vehicle accidents, jail and police misconduct, and other forms of serious personal injury and complex civil litigation matters. Andy grew up in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, after moving there at a young age, where he attended and graduated from Waccamaw High School. He earned his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from the College of Charleston, ranking first in his graduating class. Andy went on to receive his J.D. from Charleston School of Law, cum laude, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Federal Courts Law Review, and a member of the Charleston School of Law Moot Court Board and Honor Council. He also completed over 350 hours of pro bono legal services for the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia.
Prior to joining Elliott & Phelan, Andy began his legal career as a staff attorney at the Supreme Court of South Carolina. He then worked in Columbia, South Carolina as a trial attorney at an established South Carolina litigation firm advocating for the rights of insurance companies, large corporations, small businesses, and individuals in a variety of complex civil liability matters throughout South Carolina state and federal courts, before returning home to Georgetown County. At Elliott & Phelan, Andy is able to draw on his background and apply his experience and skills while representing individuals and their families in an effort to achieve the most favorable results on their behalf.
Andy has been listed as a South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star since 2015, and has an AV "Preeminent" Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell, for the Highest Level of Professional Excellence. Away from work, Andy enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.
Wrongful Death Trucking Accidents Medical Malpractice Dram Shop and Alcohol Liability Products Liability Nursing Home Neglect and Liability Motorcycle Accidents Motor Vehicle Accidents Police and Jail Misconduct
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
South Carolina U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Judicial Circuit
Memberships & Admissions
South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star – (2015 – present) AV "Preeminent" Rating, Highest Level of Professional Excellence Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers in South Carolina - American Society of Legal Advocates
Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer - The National Trial Lawyers Association South Carolina Bar Association Georgetown County Bar Association American Bar Association South Carolina Association of Justice
Charleston School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2009 College of Charleston, B.A., summa cum laude, 2006
Pro Bono Activities
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia, Board of Directors (2014-16)
Black River United Way, Board of Directors (2018-present) South Carolina YLD, Special Olympics Committee (2012-2016)