Attorneys

George Andrew Rowlett
George Andrew Rowlett, Member

Andy Rowlett's civil litigation practice encompasses insurance subrogation and recovery, insurance defense, insurance coverage analysis and litigation, and appellate work. Before affiliating with the firm in 1994, he clerked for Judge Clifford Sanders of the Tennessee Court of Appeals. Andy is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator.

Andy has chaired the Circuit and Chancery Committee of the Nashville Bar Association as well as its Appellate Practice Committee. He also chaired the Mock Trial Committee of the NBA's Young Lawyer's Division.

Andy received his B.A. from Emory University in 1990, and his J.D. from Vanderbilt School of Law in 1993.

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating

AV pre-eminent (the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell)

Trial and Appellate Experience

Andy has successfully represented clients in numerous jury and non-jury trials for over 23 years. He has been involved in multiple appeals in both federal and state court, including arguing before the Tennessee Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Recent Trial and Appellate Experience

During the last few years, his clients have prevailed in over 10 jury trials and multiple appeals. The year 2014 included the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upholding both a favorable jury verdict and a district court's decision to grant a motion for summary judgment in favor of a client. One recent jury trial win lasted six days and involved complex Daubert issues with over $4 million in claimed expenses. Another lasted ten days with a property damage claim exceeding $3 million.

Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Andy is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator.

Setting up a Mediation with Andy

To set up a mediation with Andy, please contact him directly or contact Monica Jacobs, his mediation assistant. Monica’s contact information follows:

E-mail: mjacobs@howell-fisher.com
Direct line: 615-921-5204
Fax: 615-244-3518

Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice - Civil
  • Bad Faith Claims
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Construction Litigation
  • Errors and Omissions (E&O) Claims
  • Insurance Coverage Evaluation
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
 
  • Insurance Subrogation and Recovery
  • Large Loss Insurance Subrogation and Recovery
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Personal Injury
  • Plaintiff Tort Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability

Court Admissions

  • Tennessee State Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Tennessee

Publications

Speaking Engagements/Interviews

  • Quoted in "Protect Yourself: What To Know About Shielding Your Business From Liability When You Hire A Sub" by Debra Gelbart of inPaint magazine. Fall 2014 at pp. 38-39.
  • Quoted in "Avoiding Business on a Handshake: Minimize liability with a good contract" by Debra Gelbart of inPaint magazine. Summer 2014.
  • "Litigating Insurance Coverage Claims: From Start to Finish" (co-presenter) including writing the materials for "Initial Pleadings/Motions – Filing the Suit" and "Discovery of the Insurance Case – Quantifying Damages/Loss." NBI CLE. December 14, 2012.
  • "Economic Loss in Casualty Claims" (co-presenter) at the Property Loss Research Bureau/Liability Insurance Research Bureau (PLRB/LIRB) 2012 Regional Adjusters Conferences.
    • June 26 and 27, 2012, Eastern Regional Conference in Providence, Rhode Island
    • September 5 and 6, 2012, Central Regional Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois
    • November 13 and 14, 2012, Western Regional Conference in Dallas, Texas
  • "Loose Lips Sink Ships." Nashville Claims Association. May 10, 2011.
  • "Insurance Coverage Litigation." NBI CLE. March 24, 2009.
  • "Malicious Prosecution." Barristers CLE. December 15, 2006.
  • "Insurance Coverage Trends." NBI CLE. June 21, 2006.

Professional Affiliations

  • Nashville Bar Association (NBA)
    • Appellate Practice Committee: Chair - 2002 (chapter editor for Third Edition of the NBA's Appellate Advocacy Handbook)
    • Chancery and Circuit Courts Committee: Chair - 1999, 2006
    • Federal Court Committee
    • Diversity Committee
    • Former Chair of the NBA Young Lawyer's Division Mock Trial Committee
  • Tennessee Bar Association (TBA): Tort and Insurance Law Section
  • Associate member of the Nashville Claims Association Section of the Tennessee Claims Association
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP)
  • The Honorable Order of the Blue Goose, International.