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Andrew Willard

Andrew Willard

Senior Associate

EMAIL

awillard@cobbmartinez.com

TEL

214-220-5235

FAX

214-220-5299

BIOGRAPHY

Andrew Willard represents individuals and businesses in matters including construction litigation, commercial litigation, architect and engineer defense, directors and officers litigation, and other insurance defense matters. Andrew’s ability to achieve desirable outcomes for his clients and his enthusiasm for the practice of law have made him a successful litigator. 

Prior to joining the firm, Andrew practiced with a firm in Fort Worth and effectively defended numerous clients in courts throughout Texas.  Andrew is admitted to practice before all Texas State Courts, and he has represented clients in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas and the Southern District of Texas. 

Andrew earned his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and graduated with honors from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was one of six recipients of the University’s Litigation Specialization Certificate. 

Biography

Andrew Willard represents individuals and businesses in matters including construction litigation, commercial litigation, architect and engineer defense, directors and officers litigation, and other insurance defense matters. Andrew’s ability to achieve desirable outcomes for his clients and his enthusiasm for the practice of law have made him a successful litigator. 

Prior to joining the firm, Andrew practiced with a firm in Fort Worth and effectively defended numerous clients in courts throughout Texas.  Andrew is admitted to practice before all Texas State Courts, and he has represented clients in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas and the Southern District of Texas. 

Andrew earned his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and graduated with honors from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was one of six recipients of the University's Litigation Specialization Certificate. 

Practice Areas

Architect & Engineer Defense
Commercial Litigation
Construction
Directors & Officers Litigation
Premises Liability Defense

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D,.2015
    • Cum Laude
    • Honors
      • Business Law Review Executive & Editorial Board
      • Recipient of the University’s Litigation Specialization Certificate
      • Dean’s List Fall 2012 and Spring 2014
      • John T. Gaubatz Moot Court Competition Octo-Finalist
      • Recipient of the Hope Pro Bono Certificate of Achievement
  • Texas A&M University, B.S., 2012
    • Major: Agricultural Business
    • Honors
      • Outstanding Scholar, 2011

Admissions

  • Texas, 2015

Experience

Andrew focuses on assisting contractors in all aspects of construction litigation and has defended numerous companies in construction defect claims and worksite injury lawsuits. In addition, he guides contractors with filing and foreclosing on Mechanic’s, Contractor’s, and Materialman’s liens and assists owners with removing these liens from their property.

Andrew also represents contractors and property owners in resolving contract disputes and pursuing debts owed to them. He has achieved successful outcomes in the following representative engagements:

Successfully defended a civil engineering firm and obtained a no-liability jury verdict in a lawsuit relating to the design of a commercial drainage system.

Obtained summary judgment and a dismissal with prejudice on behalf of a client involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Awards & Honors

  • Named to the list of The Best Lawyers in AmericaOnes to Watch by BL Rankings in Litigation-Construction, 2021.

Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas  
  • Dallas Bar Association, Construction and Business Law sections 
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers 
  • UNT Dallas College of Law, Judge Luis A. Bedford, Jr. Mentorship Program, 2018-2019