Andrew Butz is a Partner in the Firm’s Washington, DC office. He has over 35 years of experience litigating matters in the areas of complex litigation, appeals, federal practice, insurance coverage, reinsurance, government and civil contracts, fraud, bad faith, professional liability and product liability.
Mr. Butz has litigated numerous matters in federal and state courts across the country and has argued numerous appeals. He has litigated and counseled clients on complex insurance and reinsurance matters for over 25 years, and handles multi-party suits involving products, environmental and mass-tort claims.
Mr. Butz has been involved recently in a variety of civil litigation matters in trial, including professional liability disputes involving architects, building contractors, and environmental consultants, as well as medical care providers; real estate discrimination, premises liability and consumer product liability disputes; insurance coverage for construction defects; and government subcontractor disputes. Mr. Butz has handled appeals involving such diverse subjects as insurance coverage for environmental mass torts and statutory communication torts, construction defects, sports event liability, real estate discrimination, and employer liability, including cases that established significant new law regarding mass-tort insurance coverage, property-loss damages, statutory-employer immunity, and standards of care for claims against professionals and others involving technical expertise.
Mr. Butz graduated in 1966 from Princeton University, with an A.B. in physics. He received his J.D. in 1976 from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as an editor of the Georgetown Law Review and a legal-writing instructor. Mr. Butz served as law clerk to the Honorable Albert V. Bryan Sr., Senior Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.