I provide solutions by carefully researching and analyzing issues.
Whether in natural resource or appellate law, Andy answers questions about the law to solve client’s legal issues. His ability to research and understand matters in depth is key to helping his clients understand complex problems and their solutions.
His extensive experience analyzing natural resource issues throughout Alaska and the western U.S. provides a foundation his clients know they can rely on. Andy focuses his practice on Alaska Native law, litigation, municipal law, bankruptcy, natural resource and appellate law.
Before moving to Alaska to clerk for the Alaska Supreme Court, Andy worked as a policy fellow in the U.S. Senate, focusing on natural resource issues. He is a 2007 Harry S. Truman Scholar from Montana.
Andy enjoys backcountry skiing, mountain biking, and being in the wilderness having fun, preferably on a mountain.
Admitted to Practice
- United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- The University of Montana, B.A., 2008
- University of Oxford, M.Sc., 2009
- Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., 2013
Memberships & Recognition
- Alaska State Bar and Anchorage Bar Association
- Montana State Bar
- Harry S. Truman Scholar, 2007
- Associate Editor, Environmental Law, 2012-13; member, Ninth Circuit Review, 2011-12
- O’Rourke Award, 2013, for best original research in environmental and natural resources law
- Environmental Advocate of the Year Competition, 2013 (argued a moot court case before Chief Justice John Roberts)
Wild Land Policy in the Twenty-first Century: What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been, 25 Colo. Nat. Resources, Energy, & Envtl. L. Rev. 1 (2014) (with Michael C. Blumm)
Dam Removal in the Pacific Northwest: Lessons for the Nation, 42 Envtl. L. 1043 (2012) (with Michael C. Blumm)
Grizzly Bear Recovery, Whitebark Pine, and Adequate Regulatory Mechanisms Under the Endangered Species Act, 42 Envtl. L. 943 (2012)