Andrew Hepworth is an attorney in Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department and began his practice in the firm’s Dallas office. His practice focuses on the defense of companies, individuals, and corporate clients facing a variety of claims based in transportation, premises liability, personal injury, dram shop liability, construction defect, wrongful death, and property damage in both state and federal courts. As a litigator, Andrew has proven effective in mediations, hearings, taking/defending fact and expert depositions, and evaluating and investigating pre-suit claims, always keeping his client’s objectives at the forefront of his advocacy.
When necessary, Andrew champions his clients’ positions at trial or arbitration, in front of judges, juries, and arbitration panels, endeavoring to arrive at the most favorable outcome possible. He has tried a handful of jury cases and bench trials to verdict in multiple jurisdictions. In 2013, Andrew, as lead counsel, obtained a complete defense verdict in a weeklong FINRA arbitration, representing a broker in a suit wherein the plaintiffs sought $8,000,000 in damages. Not only has Andrew found success advocating in the courtroom and before arbitration panels, his motions practice regularly terminates cases ever before the parties reach the courthouse. Recently, Andrew secured complete dismissals of cases against his clients.
His experience broadens beyond litigation with Andrew acting as an adviser to companies whose employees or corporate practices are the subject of investigations conducted by state and federal regulatory agencies. In this capacity, he regularly counsels clients on their business activities and daily practices.
Andrew earned his law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law, magna cum laude, and his undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University, magna cum laude.