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:
"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.
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
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.