For close to 40 years, Andrew “Andy” Weinstock has served as trusted counsel to insurance carriers and self-insured corporations of all scope and size, specializing in the defense of toxic tort, product liability, and personal injury claims. He has successfully tried over 100 cases involving product liability, construction defect, mTBI, E.R.I.S.A., toxic tort, asbestos, and catastrophic trucking claims, securing numerous notable defense verdicts in state and federal courts throughout Louisiana and Texas.
As a testament to his record of courtroom success and defense team leadership skills, Andrew is routinely called on by clients to parachute into high-exposure, complex litigation on the eve of trial, and either join the defense trial team or take complete control of the matter. Barring any conflict with a pre-existing trial date, Andrew has never turned down a request to try a case at the eleventh hour. Among his many notable cases, Andrew was appointed as the defense liaison counsel and lead trial lawyer for the target defendant, Gulf Stream, in the post-Hurricane Katrina multi-district matter of In Re FEMA Formaldehyde, where he secured a complete defense verdict in their first bellwether trial. He also served as lead trial counsel for his client in developing, implementing, and trying the first Summary Jury Trial designed to facilitate dispute resolution. In addition to his trial practice, Andrew serves as a part-time mediator for Perry Dampf, Louisiana’s premier mediation group, providing him a unique perspective on case analysis and alternative dispute resolution.
Andrew currently serves as president of the Louisiana Chapter for the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an invitation-only association of experienced trial lawyers and judges. He has been named a Top Lawyer by New Orleans Magazine and has been awarded by his legal and industry peers a Martindale-Hubbell AV rating of 4.9 on a 5.0 scale. Andrew is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, and The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM). He is also the past Board Chair for the Metairie Park Country Day School.
Andrew grew up in New York, where his father was a lawyer. Following in the footsteps of his father and two older brothers (who currently practice in Texas), Andrew always knew he wanted to be a trial attorney. After graduating with a BA from the University of New York at Albany, Andrew went on to receive his Juris Doctorate with honors from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, where he met his wife and has practiced since. Outside the courtroom, Andrew brings his trademark leadership skills and record of success to the baseball field, where he has coached recreational and travel league baseball and softball for the past 17 years. Nothing makes his day more than a former player stopping to say, “Hey Coach,” and bringing him up to date on their life.