Andy Tindel

About Andy Tindel

Get to Know Andy Tindel

Andy Tindel is a native East Texan - born in Tyler, Texas and raised in nearby Lindale, Texas. After graduating from Baylor University with a B. B. A. in Accounting, Andy completed his legal education at Baylor University School of Law in 1982. Upon graduation from law school, Andy served as a law clerk to the Honorable William M. Steger, United District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, from 1982 to 1985. Since leaving the court in 1985, Andy has concentrated his practice on the trial and appeal of personal injury and complex commercial litigation and is triple certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in the fields of Personal Injury Trial Law, Civil Trial Law and Civil Appellate Law.

Andy concentrates his practice on the preparation, trial and appeal of catastrophic personal injury cases involving motor vehicle and trucking accidents, product liability claims, wrongful death actions and general negligence cases in state and federal courts throughout Texas. In addition to his personal injury practice, Andy also handles a wide variety of commercial damage claims and intellectual property litigation including patent, trademark and copyright infringement claims, Lanham Act and  unfair competition causes of action. In addition, Andy has litigated numerous Qui tam, covenant-not-to-compete and theft of trade secrets cases, corporate governance and business partner disputes, federal securities fraud and Fair Labor Standards Act class actions and probate litigation involving trusts and estates.
Andy has routinely served as an adviser and local counsel for clients and attorneys with high stakes litigation pending before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and state courts throughout East Texas for over 30 years. In 2007 the Texas Lawyer publication named Andy as one of only 4 Top-Notch® Plaintiff's Personal Injury Trial Lawyers in the State of Texas. Andy has also been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer® every year since its inception in 2003. Andy is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest recognition granted by this renowned attorney rating agency.

As an adjunct to his trial and appellate practice, Andy is also available to provide mediation services in selected civil litigation matters pending in state and federal court in Northeast Texas. Andy was certified as a Mediator in March 1999 and since that time has mediated a multitude of disputes that have resulted in satisfactory resolutions for the parties. Andy's courtroom experience and appellate law expertise provides him with unique insights into the strengths and weaknesses of every case that allows him to craft and suggest resolutions that lead to voluntarily negotiated settlements that benefit all parties to the dispute.

In 2005, Andy had the high honor of serving as the Chairman of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas. The Litigation Section is the largest section of the State Bar of Texas and is made up of trial lawyers practicing in all areas of litigation throughout Texas.

Andy is a life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and currently serves on the board of directors of the Smith County Bar Foundation. Andy has also served as President of the Bar Association of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in 2001-2002, as President of the East Texas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates in 2002-2003, as President of the T. John Ward Chapter of the American Inns of Court in 2012-2013 and as President of the Smith County Bar Foundation in 2016-2017. Andy has also served on the Local Rules Committee for the Eastern District of Texas as well as numerous other court appointed committees and task forces dealing with federal practice and the administration of justice in the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas.

Andy is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Southern, Western and Northern Districts of Texas and the Eastern District of Oklahoma. Andy is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Smith County Bar Association, Fifth Circuit Bar Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, East Texas Trial Lawyers Association, College of the State Bar of Texas, Bar Association of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, American Board of Trial Advocates and the T. John Ward Chapter of the American Inns of Court.

Andy is married to the former Sandy Roberts, who is also a graduate of Baylor University and a registered nurse. They are members of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler and board members of Christian Foundations of Faith. In his spare time, Andy enjoys running, weight lifting and oil painting.

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