Andrew M. Edwards, II

Andrew is a sole practitioner in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. While engaged in general civil practice for twenty-two years, his practice has been focused on civil litigation. Andrew is also a Certified Public Accountant and, prior to law school, he practiced public accounting with the international accounting firm of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (now known as KPMG). After admission to the Bar, he was a partner in the New Orleans law firm of Montgomery, Barnett, Read, Hammond & Mintz until 1994.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience

  • Participated in numerous mediations and arbitrations representing plaintiffs and defendants
  • Association of Professional Arbitrators and Mediators Panelist

Professional Licenses

  • Admitted to Bar: Louisiana, 1984
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana and all Louisiana State Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana

Memberships, Honors, Professional Associations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • 21st Judicial District Bar Association
  • Ponchatoula Rotary Club Board of Directors, Past President
  • Louisiana State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Southeastern Louisiana University Development Foundation Board of Directors, Past President
  • Florida Parishes Inn of Court, President-Elect

Education

  • Southeastern Louisiana University (BA – 1974)
  • Tulane University Graduate School of Business Administration (MBA – 1979)
  • Tulane University Law School (JD – 1984, cum laude)

Location

Office is located in Ponchatoula, Louisiana.

Areas of Concentration

Banking, Business Disputes, Class Action, Corporate Disputes, Commercial Disputes, Fee Disputes Between Attorneys, Franchise, Insurance, Labor Disputes, Lease, Malpractice, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Property Damage, Real Estate, Securities Law, Successions, Tax, Toxic Tort, Products Liability, Rescission of Sales, Discrimination, Employee Disputes, Retaliation

CLE and Teaching

Adjunct Professor, Business Law at Southeastern Louisiana University (1995-2000).

Client Matters

He has represented clients in a wide variety of civil litigation matters including: contractual disputes, claims of trademark and trade of dress infringement, claims of unfair trade practices, lender liability claims, security claims, collection of secured and unsecured debts, insurance coverage disputes, employment-related disputes as well as disputes arising from expropriation of real estate.

His broad experience in transactional matters includes: preparation and negotiation of loan agreements on behalf of lenders and borrowers, preparation and negotiation of participation agreements for lead lenders and participants, preparation and negotiation of security documents for lenders and borrowers, preparation and negotiation of immovable property leases and preparation of offering circulars and franchise agreements for franchisors.