Andrew Johnson

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Andrew Johnson

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Andy is a general litigator with a diverse practice encompassing multiple areas of litigation. Andy’s practice consists primarily of product liability defense, with a focus on pharmaceutical or drug and device litigation. Andy’s product liability work also has a concentration in tires and construction materials. Andy also devotes a significant portion of his practice to a broad array of commercial disputes, including both business disputes and financial services and insurance litigation.

Andy is a general litigator with a diverse practice encompassing multiple areas of litigation. Andy’s practice consists primarily of product liability defense, with a focus on pharmaceutical or drug and device litigation. Andy’s product liability work also has a concentration in tires and construction materials. Andy also devotes a significant portion of his practice to a broad array of commercial disputes, including both business disputes and financial services and insurance litigation.

Andy has been engaged in pharmaceutical or drug and device litigation throughout his career, and has been involved in multiple organizations and served on committees concentrating on this specific type of litigation. The firm’s work for this industry includes roles as national and regional counsel on certain medications and devices for some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Andy has also represented other product manufacturers and service providers in both litigation and risk management, including manufacturers of tires, structural materials used in the utility industry, construction equipment and other commercial goods.

Another significant portion of Andy’s practice involves the defense of national banks and insurance companies against a wide variety of claims including fraud and violations of federal statutes and regulations.

Andy’s work has involved the defense of individual claims, “mass tort” claims, and class action cases.

His specific experience includes:

  • Appointed as Defense Liaison Counsel in In Re Chantix (Varenicline) Products Liability Litigation MDL 2092.
  • Lead trial counsel in personal injury and commercial cases tried to jury verdict.
  • Member of national team in pharmaceutical defense.
  • Lead counsel in defense of distributors against allegations of intentional interference with business relations.
  • Member of regional team tasked with case-specific work on pharmaceuticals involved in multi-district litigation.
  • Lead counsel in defense of manufacturers of structural materials used in utility industry against claims of product liability, both in personal injury and business-related tort and breach of contract claims.
  • Briefed, argued, and developed strategy for protecting significant trade secrets during discovery process.

Experience

Andy has handled a wide variety of cases across the country, and has served as lead counsel in multiple cases in Alabama, Mississippi, and Oklahoma. Andy has served as lead trial counsel in several cases tried to verdict in various Circuit Courts in Alabama. His experience includes work in product liability cases, business litigation, and insurance and financial services litigation.

Distinctions

  • Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers
    • "Rising Star," Business Litigation, 2010, 2013
    • Personal Injury – Products: Defense, 2014 
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rated
  • Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum 2013

Publications

9/2010
Regulation of Product Liability and Sanctions: United States

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Drug and Medical Device Committee

You May Not Know

Outside the office, Andy enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons. Andy has also been seen by small crowds in out-of-the-way places playing guitar and mandolin in a band known as the Incoherent Ramblers.