Andrew York

Andrew York

Andrew York is a commercial trial and appellate litigator, with a focus on real estate and commercial disputes. Prior to joining Armbrust & Brown, Andrew was a trial associate at Baker Botts, where he developed his skills working on a variety of complex litigation matters.

Andrew graduated from the University of Virginia in 2004 with degrees in mathematics and economics, and graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 2008. During law school, Andrew served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Lee Yeakel of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, and for the Honorable Bob Pemberton of the Third Court of Appeals.

  • Representative Experience
    • Jury verdict for plaintiff in case involving misrepresentations in sale of business.
    • Take nothing arbitration award for defense in dispute between contractor and subcontractor in government project.
    • Oral argument and favorable decision from Third Court of Appeals in case involving Texas Uniform Condominium Act.
    • Arbitrated construction defect case on behalf of homebuilder.
    • Obtained TRO to prevent lender from foreclosing on improperly recorded lien document.
    • Obtained summary judgment and order of specific performance in favor of plaintiff in case involving option to purchase real property.
    • Favorably settled or obtained dismissal of numerous disputes involving contract claims, DTPA claims, restrictive covenants, landlord-tenant disputes, and disputes arising from real-estate transactions.
    • Lead drafter on numerous appellate briefs to Third Court of Appeals.
  • At Prior Firm
    • Represented the receiver appointed for the Stanford Financial Group entities in SEC fraud case arising from $8 billion Ponzi scheme.
    • Defended market-leading prepaid debit card company in state court lawsuit alleging breach of patent license agreement concerning a method for reloading debit cards with value, with tens of millions of dollars in alleged damages.
    • One of four named authors on amicus brief filed in United States Supreme Court in Caperton v. Massey, a judicial ethics case, on behalf of the Conference of Chief Justices.
    • Represented convict in proceedings seeking DNA testing of twenty-year-old evidence in collaboration with the Actual Innocence Clinic.
  • Professional/Community Involvement
    • Associate Member, Lloyd Lochridge American Inn of Court, Austin, Texas, 2010–2012, 2015–present
    • Member, Austin Bar Association Construction Law section
    • Austin Lawyer League Basketball, 2009–present