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    Andrew Smith has years of experience solving complex legal and business problems for clients both large and small in the construction, finance, government, energy, professional, and other sectors. Having grown up in a Lexington-based family business, Andrew brings that experience to bear in his practice. He is a commercial litigator and advisor who understands the business implications of his clients’ legal concerns. For that reason, Andrew is often able to solve both the immediate and root issues which clients experience, all with an eye toward avoiding prospective problems.

    Memberships & Awards

    Kentucky Bar Association
    Order of the Coif
    Member, Central Kentucky American Inns of Court
    Editorial Staff, Wake Forest Law Review
    Member, Wake Forest Moot Court Board
    International Finalist, International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition
    CALI Award: Contracts II, Toxic Torts

    Key Experience

    Assisted shareholders in bringing a derivative suit and ultimately obtaining summary judgment against CEO and former United States Representative related to bribes exchanged between the two; successfully defended the judgment at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
    Defrayed legal costs for clients in a related case by innovating in the qui tam field, using changes in Federal healthcare law to find new means of measuring False Claims Act violations
    Brought and successfully settled a claim for fraudulent inducement on behalf of purchaser’s group related to franchise asset purchase agreement