Andy has been a criminal defense lawyer since 1983, first with the PD Judge Luckey in Tampa, then with Mike Allen and Nancy Daniels in Tallahassee. For two years, he prosecuted on the appellate and trial levels, but his true love is the defense of the impoverished and disenfranchised. Andy has served as a defender in every courtroom setting: Juvenile, Misdemeanor, Felony, Capital, Post Conviction for Death Row inmates, Appeals, and Specialty Courts.
Between 1987-1997, Andy was in private practice in Quincy, Florida, first with Hal Richmond, then as a sole practitioner. During those years, he learned law office management and economics, and also gained experience in the wide array of legal issues his clients faced: divorce, child custody, dependency, delinquency, estates and trusts, and civil litigation.