Andrew Mihalick Partner
Andrew Mihalick represents and advises clients in a vast array of civil litigation matters in both state and federal courts. An experienced civil litigator, Andrew’s practice includes the defense and counseling of enterprise and institutional clients on matters ranging from general negligence, premises defect and products defect claims to non-subscribing employer defense, code compliance, landlord-tenant issues and contract negotiation. He also represents common carriers in a variety of trucking matters from general negligence to cargo claims. In addition, Andrew has served as defense counsel in first- and third-party insurance matters involving property damage claims.
Prior to joining Mayer, Andrew practiced at a Houston-based commercial and real estate litigation law firm with a focus on commercial, construction and real estate matters, non-compete and trade secret misappropriation cases, as well as fiduciary duty litigation, insurance bad faith and DTPA claims. Andrew has mediated and tried cases, obtained temporary restraining orders and injunctions, and prepared and won appellate briefs and petitions for writs of mandamus, and argued before the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Andrew obtained his Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law in 2004. While in law school, he clerked with both the Honorable Tim Taft in the First District Court of Appeals of Texas and an insurance subrogation firm in Houston, Texas. He was also a member of Currents International Trade Law Journal and an initiate of Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity.
- South Texas College of Law, J.D., 2004
- The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1994
- State Bar of Texas, 2004
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
- Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
- 24-party construction defect case involving a mid-rise residential development that resulted in $2.6MM for client.
- Breach of contract case involving the conveyance of a patent and royalties that resulted in $650k recovery for client.
- Co-chaired a tortious interference/trade secret misappropriation case resulting in $609k jury verdict for client.
- Co-chaired a construction defect/construction trust funds litigation resulting in $104k unanimous jury verdict.
- Overturned a $3.2MM verdict on appeal, resulting in a take-nothing verdict for client.
- Obtained final summary judgments in the Rio Grande Valley for an enterprise client defending against premises liability claims, resulting in dismissal of all claims.
- State Bar of Texas
- Texas Young Lawyers Association
- Houston Bar Association
- Fifth Circuit Bar Association
Publications & Speeches
- Note published in Currents, International Trade Journal, Winter 2004 Edition
- Volunteer Head Coach, i9 Sports and Crosspoint (Flag Football, Baseball, Soccer)
- Committeeman, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Word Championship BBQ Cook-Off Committee