Andy is among Ohio’s most accomplished wage and hour lawyers. Andy has recovered over $13 Million on behalf of his low-wage clients. He has argued novel wage and hour issues before the Supreme Court of Ohio, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Ohio Court of Appeals, and lower courts. As a result of his trailblazing work, he’s received precedent-setting decisions in a number of cases, including:
The first Sixth Circuit case to adopt a “reasonable diligence” standard for Fair Labor Standards Act cases
The first case to certify a class action under Ohio’s minimum wage law
The first case to recognize a cause of action for wage and hour recordkeeping violations, and
The first decision of federal district court in Ohio to adopt an employee-favorable start date to the 2015 home health overtime regulations.
“I am fiercely loyal to my firm and my clients—and I expect the same in return. In part, this means that I strive to demonstrate the highest level of ethics and legal mastery while advancing my firm’s and my clients’ interests. Anything less is unacceptable."
University of Pittsburgh School of Law–JD
University of Pittsburgh–BA in Political Science, minor in History
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Awards, Associations, and Accomplishments
Andy has earned a reputation as one of the leading experts in the field. He has also been selected as an Ohio Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for 2015–2020, an award given to less than 2.5% of lawyers under the age of 40. Andy was also named a Columbus CEO magazine’s “Top Lawyers” for 2015 and 2016.
Craig v. Bridges Bros. Trucking LLC, Case No. 2:12-cv-954. Obtained a Sixth Circuit decision reversing the trial court and recognizing, for the first time, that a reasonable diligence standard applies to employers in FLSA cases.
Haight v. The Cheap Escape Company, Case No. 2014-1241. Argued a novel wage and hour issue before the Ohio Supreme Court on behalf of outside sales workers.
Castillo v. Morales, Inc., Case No. No. 2:12-cv-650. Represented a class of restaurant servers and obtained the first federal court decision certifying a class action under Ohio’s minimum wage law.
Pandey v. Rascal Unit, Case No. 2:09-cv-550. Represented a veterinary worker and obtained the first court decision to recognize and issue an award for a recording keeping violation under the Ohio Minimum Wage Amendment.
JH v. Multi-County Juvenile Detention Facility, Case No. 2:14-cv-1608. Along with co-counsel, including the Children’s Law Center, represented a group of children and young adults who alleged they were kept in very cold solitary confinement conditions for long periods of time without adequate clothes or strapped to restraint chairs for as much as a full day.
Dillow v. Home Care Network, Inc., Case No. 1:16-cv-612. Represented a class of home health workers and obtained the first decision from a federal court in Ohio that recognized home health workers have been entitled to overtime wages since as early as January 1, 2015. Prior decisions from federal courts in Ohio held that home health workers were not entitled to overtime until much later.