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About Andrew Brandt

Andrew Brandt is the associate editor on Super Lawyers' staff. He serves as the editor for the Missouri-Kansas, Mountain States, Oklahoma, and Texas Rising Stars magazines, and he additionally writes, fact-checks and proofreads for numerous other Super Lawyers issues (and for the website). He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with degrees in English literature and environmental studies, and his byline has appeared in a variety of places, both online and in print. 

Articles Written by Andrew Brandt

Law & Practice

Six pillars of the legal community look back on three decades of law

Loyalty After Death

Mullins McLeod left no stone unturned when a former mayor was murdered

Projecting Confidence

A refereeing career taught Matthew Foerster how to make difficult calls

Contesting a Will in Colorado Isn't Easy

It's an uphill battle, but attorneys say it's possible

How Do You Find a Good Personal Injury Attorney in Texas?

Things to look for when selecting the law firm to handle your personal injury claim

'A Box Seat at the World Series'

Chip Robertson on his stint with Missouri’s highest court

Who Gets the Pet in a Breakup?

How to solve or avoid a pet-custody dispute in the Battle Born State

What to Do If You're Injured While Riding a Bike

How to expect the unexpected in NYC

Should You Trademark Your Business' Name or Logo?

The importance of brand standing in Michigan

'True Colors'

A look back at the pro bono response to the I-35W bridge collapse

A Better Way

How Bill Bohling helped establish Utah’s first mental health court

Can You Get Out of a Lease Agreement?

Yes, but there are some caveats in Northern California

Do Legal Issues Outweigh the Perks of Rideshare Driving?

Navigating the road to riches in Florida

'A Massive Wave of Death'

Paul da Costa represents victims from the facilities ranking first and second in the country for COVID-19 deaths at veterans homes

How Will I Know if the Government Wants My Property?

And other eminent domain questions, answered

What is Eminent Domain?

And what forms can it take?

How to Avoid Contract Disputes

A shorter, simpler contract doesn’t always mean a happier party

What are the Costs of Litigation in Florida?

And other questions you should ask your family law attorney

Conflicts Checks, Red Flags and Communicating Specifics

What business litigation clients should expect from—and provide for—their attorneys

Legal Representation’s Red Flags

Warning signs your lawyer may not be the right fit

How Do I Pick the Right Lawyer?

Where to start when you need legal help

What Happens When Your Business Needs a Lawyer?

How to prepare for your initial legal interview

How to Begin an Estate Plan in New York

Your attorney will—comfortably—guide you through the process

Is My Personal Injury Attorney Right for Me?

Comfort and communication are keys

Bring All of the Relevant Documents

Bring all of the relevant documents

Leading the Charge

Meaningful change has always been Ruth Irvings’ goal, even if it’s via an estate plan

The State of the DACA Program

New Yorkers are still able to dream

If You Don't Have a Will in New York

What happens if you die without an estate plan in place

'A Quick Education'

The case that introduced Michael Cacace to the transgender community and to the law

Do Injured Cyclists Need a Bicycle Law Attorney?

For serious injuries, or otherwise, most likely

What Is a Vulnerable Road User?

And other tips for sharing the road with traffic in Idaho

What Is an Operating Agreement?

And other questions a lawyer can answer when setting up an LLC in Wisconsin  

How Long do I Have to Wait for Naturalization?

And other questions, answered, about the U.S. citizenship process

Bird Man

Michael Oropallo on the only outdoor and wildlife legal team in the country

Authentic Grace

Behind a pulpit or on behalf of clients, Jenny Carey is there for the Twin Ports

Almost Famous

Mike Anderson on his days as a touring musician

Bo Knows Boats

His education included one heck of a learning curve

Are D.C. Immigration Courts Closed Due to COVID-19?

All non-detained hearings have been cancelled

Can I Get Evicted in Idaho During COVID-19?

Due to the pandemic, the state has issued a temporary moratorium on evictions

Divorce in the Time of Coronavirus

Are family courts an essential business in Nevada during the pandemic?

Should I Start or Update My Estate Plan During a Pandemic?

An emergency situation can serve as a catalyst, but don’t panic

A Q&A on how COVID-19 is Affecting One Texas Firm

Houston appellate attorney Jeff Nobles on working from home

Is Collaborative Divorce Right for Me?

The collaborative divorce process can be cheaper than California courts

What is Unauthorized Practice of Law?

And how can an attorney help in Missouri?

Not Everything Is a Pearl

Charles Stern on a hard lesson learned at the U.S. Supreme Court

Testing the Waters of International Family Law

There’s no “one answer” when multiple countries are involved

What to Know About Estate Plans in California

Even with Alzheimer’s, you can still have the capacity to complete one

The Fight for Victims' Rights

The horrific crime that made a lawyer out of Steven Kelly

What If I Suspect Elder Abuse?

If a senior suffers from Alzheimer’s or dementia, a trial can be complicated

How to Comply with California's Prop 12

The state’s 2018 law provides human housing for three kinds of animals

An Uphill Battle

Fighting medical malpractice isn’t easy, but Mike End is up to the task

Shelter from the Storm

Humaira Mirza helps victims become survivors

Refuse a Breath Test in Missouri, You Might Lose Your License

Missouri’s implied consent law and other DWI misconceptions for first-timers

How Much Cybersecurity Does My Business Need?

Protecting sensitive data is an ongoing process for mid-size and small businesses

Does My Business Need Cyber Insurance?

And what does cyber insurance cover?

Going Forward

Uswah Khan on serving justice one family at a time

What to Do If Workers Fail Drug Tests From CBD

Lexington, Kentucky, attorney Matthew Lockaby on how employers can prepare for CBD in the workplace

The Front Line

Lorena Rivas on her week at the Karnes detention facility

A Parental Rights Primer for New York

What happens when the state steps in for the well-being or best interest of the child

Wayne Parsons' Contribution to the Apollo 11 Mission

Remembering the mission on its 50th Anniversary

Ale in a Day's Work

Brendan Palfreyman is so good at repping craft breweries, they named a beer for him

Joni's Way

Joni Thome got fired, then changed the state of employment in Minnesota

When and How to Make an Age Discrimination Claim

What to do when you're discriminated against in a Florida workplace

Will the California Consumer Privacy Act Affect My Business?

Even Ohio businesses need to double check

The Common Legal Questions CBD Businesses Face

Hemp is no longer a controlled substance, but it still has regulations

Electoral College

Charles Gibbs was involved in politics at an early age; now it’s a niche practice

Could My Workplace Discrimination Claim Become a Class Action?

Probably not, but you may still have a case

A Bit Complex

Andrew Painter on uncorking Virginia’s wine history

Rick ‘n’ Roll

Rick Friedman on his hair metal and Punk’d past

What to Do When Facing a Workplace Violation

Fighting discrimination, retaliation and harassment in New York

The Legal Issues Involved in Surrogacy

D.C. attorney Sogand Zamani on why you might need a lawyer

The Collegial Court

Bruce P. Brown on clerking for Chief Justice Warren Burger

Shifting the Status Quo

Bill Groth on the fight for the right to vote

How Should Technology Platforms Be Categorized?

Telecommunications attorney Peter Schildkraut on the recent legal question

What New Legal Issues Are Media Companies Facing?

Telecommunications attorney Peter Schildkraut on how the industry is changing

Change of Heart

Craig Tobin tried the last ‘heart balm’ case in Illinois history

Should I Take My Case to Mediation?

When the mediation process may not make sense in Oregon

In 2019, Tax Rules Mean alimony Will No Longer Be Tax-Deductible

How will the new tax-law change to child support affect taxpayers in Washington?

Is Mediation Mandatory?

If your case is in the Western or Northern Districts of New York, it may be

Death and Digital Assets

When our online footprints outlive us, estate planning gets complicated

What Makes a Successful Mediation?

New York mediator Richard F. Griffin on the mediation process

Should I Take Out a Payday Loan?

In Oklahoma, consumer attorneys advise to avoid them at all costs

Every Rose Has Its Horn

Larry Bechler performed in three Rose Bowls with ‘The Best Damn Band in the Land’

How to Redevelop Property in a NYC Historic District

Lawyers warn 'it's not for the faint of heart'

Divorce Mediation is Cheaper Than Going to Court

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) can lower the cost of divorce—and take less time

Crosscourt Shot

Family lawyer and U.S. Open mainstay Richard Kent has written three tennis books

Do I Have to Reach a Collective Bargaining Agreement?

In Connecticut, public teachers cannot legally strike

A Maryland Lawyer Can Help You Find a Gestational Carrier?

Jennifer Fairfax says there are multiple options for those seeking a surrogate in Maryland

What is Mediation?

A potentially cheaper, quicker alternative to trial

How Long Will My Personal Injury Trial Take?

Mediation may be the right choice for your claim

How to Do Your Taxes in the Gig Economy

'Keep meticulous records' and other legal tips in New York

Purchasing a Contaminated Property

In Arizona, business owners can protect themselves from liability

How Much Does a Patent Cost?

Lowered expectations may make your patent a successful one

What's the Difference Between a Trust and a Will?

And when should you choose a revocable trust?

The Dos and Don'ts of Moving Your Business

Real estate attorneys' tips on what to look for in a new space

Do I Need to Pay My Caregiver Overtime?

If you’re in Illinois, yes

Do I Need a Certificate of Appropriateness?

What developers in NYC’s historic districts need to know

Small Community, Big Boosts

Jennifer Miernicki on the nuances of working in tribal finance

Shedding Light

The cases that stick with Patricia Lee tend to start in a dark place

Apps Fab

Matthew Easton on how legal tech can help level the playing field

Boston Strong

Nadeem Bezar on being a part of ‘bad history’

Sheila Eddy’s Stout Defense

The IP attorney uses humor to protect a brewery and fight off the band LMFAO

‘That Gift of Life’

How a successful kidney transplant changed Ken Lester

When Todd Julian Has Grown a Beard …

… you know he’s been on another adventure

Blank Rome Keeps Growing and Growing and ...

Alan J. Hoffman on the firm’s non-competitive culture

Why Did I Get an Arrest Warrant Notice in the Mail?

The Great Texas Warrant Roundup: What it is, why it exists and what you can do

Third Time’s the Charm

Patrick Mulligan gives defendants another shot at a second chance

Full-Court Press

Bruce S. Rosen expands rights in a field he used to work in: journalism

Can Students Walk Out Without Punishment?

What is and isn’t protected speech in Texas public schools

Air Bud

Michael Louis Kelly pilots pups to safety

Started From The Bottom

Patrick Roberts’ path to the U.S., law and the top floor

What If I’m Not Read My Miranda Rights in Florida?

When the Miranda warning is and isn't applicable in Florida

Motorcycle Man

Anthony Castelli tries to make the riding easier for Cincinnati riders

Trademarked in Tennessee

How musical acts in Nashville can claim and defend their names

How to Crowdfund Equity for a Business

Tips from the lawyer who wrote Illinois’ bill on it

The Tie That Binds

Stephen Hayes tried the first traditional surrogacy case in Wisconsin, then helped write the law on it

Immigrants Always Have the Right to an Attorney

Your rights in Texas, should you face deportation

Adjusting for Alzheimer's

Legal tips for moving forward after a diagnosis

Lost in Translation

Notarios take advantage of Texas’ immigrant communities

To the Bootheel

Robert Rachlin on defending low-income clients in Missouri and Arkansas

Hallowed Ground

Renato Matos helps religious organizations survive through real estate

There's Something Happening Here

How to avoid running afoul of the law while protesting in NYC

Their Greatest Gift

What Amy Tripp’s grandparents taught her about life and elder law

Busy in Buffalo

Joe Hanna is the hardest-working person in the room

Carrying With Common Sense

Where licensed gun owners can and cannot bring their gun in Texas

Collaborative Divorce in Oregon

How collaborative law can help your Oregon divorce

Let's Talk: The First Step of Legal Separation

Missouri and Kansas attorneys say communication is key

Into the (Idaho) Wild

Environmental attorney Murray Feldman on the book that anthologizes the state’s natural history

Where the Wild Things Are

David Bates combats career stress with wildlife photography

The Twenty-Seven Years’ War

Two Berger & Montague attorneys on Rocky Flats, one of the longest cases in U.S. history

What Can You Do to Protect Your Data from ISPs?

Internet service providers can sell your personal information, so shield yourself  

The Risks of Being a Rideshare Driver in NYC

It's uber-complicated, so be sure you're informed

Defending the Fourth Estate

Jay Bender has a sense of duty to protect the First Amendment

Advice for Addicts

Briggs Cheney on how he got sober

What to Know About Listing Your Apt on Airbnb

Considerations for short-term rentals before you decide in NYC

Mr. Keep It Clean

Bill Bock helps keep the Olympic playing field level

The Second-Happiest Place on Earth

Fred Schenk is the magic behind the San Diego County Fair

Creating Families

Evie Jeang takes international divorce and surrogacy to the next level

Making the Pieces Fit

Three attorneys’ tips for setting up an estate plan in New York City

It Gets Better

Meet a couple of re-married divorce attorneys

Thrillers Gotta Thrill

Three local attorneys have second lives as historical thriller authors

The Music Man

Steve Elville helps tune up local music programs

Where There’s Smoke, There’s John V. McCoy

Following fires and finding who’s at fault

Setting the Bar

How Niki Cung became the first Vietnamese-American attorney in Arkansas

Keith Mark’s Excellent Adventures

The Mark & Burkhead lawyer’s never-ending hunt for bigger game

A Conservationist’s Close Up

National Geographic-published photographer John Rollins on how he doesn’t let anything get in the way of the perfect shot—not even a gorilla’s fist

Bringing Public and Private Together

Leslie V. Batchelor makes economic development partnerships happen

Holding for Carl Albert

When J. Angela Ables worked for the ‘Little Giant from Little Dixie’

The Patriot

Wesley E. Wright tells how he ended up riding a horse and bringing our 1st president to life

Horse Sense

Julie I. Fershtman brings legal knowledge to the equine industry

‘Pretty Damn Obvious’

How Doug Donnell and John Anding busted Huntington National Bank

Towne & Another Country

Building schools and clinics in Kenya with Jim Towne

A Solid Foundation

How Jeffrey W. Coleman built a construction law career out of an engineering degree

The J.D. from PNB

Before he cracked cases, business litigator Charles E. Newton was dancing in The Nutcracker

Uphill Battle

Sean Summers of Summers Nagy shares his memories of arguing Snyder v. Phelps before the high court

A South Carolina Attorney in Kosovo’s Court

How an email sent Thomas H. Pope III to law universities
all over Eastern Europe

The Art of Advice

David Wm. Engelman on what he’s learned after 40 years of law and a lifetime of helping the less fortunate

Raising the Bar

Maureen Reidy Witt stands up for a student’s rights

The ‘Criminalization of Immigration’

‘Destined for death’ in Cambodia, Socheat Chea now helps immigrants make new lives in the U.S.

A Lawyer Like You

Vanessa López Aguilera isn’t afraid to take family law cases to court

Amendment Done

Amy Richardson fights for same-sex rights in North Carolina

Digital Media Matters

Charles Marshall works to build a digital dynasty 

Troll Roads

Stephen Korniczky conquered a patent troll—and then made it pay

The Long Recovery

Ron Karp is still fighting for the victims of the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombing in Kenya

Taking on Trolls

How Stephen C. Hall helps inventor-clients overcome nuisance suits

The Long and Winding Road

Bob Gegios’s six-year battle to try his case

Board Games

Lance Trollop on the challenges facing education in Wisconsin

Grooming Little Rock

The Arkansas real estate attorney has been through his town’s bust and is working hard on its boom

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