Andrew J. Upton Attorney
Andrew Upton represents clients in trial and appellate courts. He joined Mayer LLP after serving as a judicial law clerk and briefing attorney for the Hon. Senior Chief Justice Jim R. Wright and Hon. Chief Justice John M. Bailey of the Eleventh District Court of Appeals of Texas.
He won his first trial while still in law school as a student attorney in SMU’s Civil Clinic. As part of SMU’s Board of Advocates, he excelled in intramural and interscholastic advocacy competitions, earning both individual and team distinctions. Due to his success as an advocate, he was inducted into the National Order of Barristers. At SMU, Andrew was also on the SMU Law Review and served as a research assistant to one of his professors. As a member of SMU’s Corporate Counsel Externship Program, Andrew worked in the litigation department of a Fortune 500 company’s Office of the General Counsel, where he gained insight into tailoring a corporate client’s legal representation to its specific business and goals.
- Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude, 2018
- Texas Christian University, B.S. in Political Science, Minors in Business and Communication, Summa Cum Laude, Honors College Laureate with University & Departmental Honors, 2015
- State Bar of Texas, 2018
Distinctions & Certifications
- Texas Bar College, Member
- The Order of Barristers
- Journal of Air Law and Commerce Best Comment Award
- Wayne Vines Memorial Scholarship for Aviation Safety Award Recipient
- SMU Board of Advocates Officer of the Year, 2017
- State Bar of Texas Law Student Pro Bono College
- Dallas Bar Association
- Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
- SMU Dedman School of Law Mustang Exchange, Mentor
Publications & Speeches
- Andrew J. Upton, Comment, Air Ambulance Reform – Why Congress Should Exempt Air Ambulances From “Carrier” Classification and Preemption Under the Airline Deregulation Act, 82 J. AIR L. & COM. 431 (2017).
- PRESIDENT JORGE SERRANO ELÍAS, GUATEMALA HELD HOSTAGE: REFLECTIONS FROM A PRESIDENT IN EXILE (Andrew Upton ed., Estela Price trans., Academia Editorial 2014) (English version of LA GUAYABA TIENE DUEÑO).