Andy is a graduate of Bowdoin College and the University of Maine School of Law. During his 31 years as an attorney, he has worked for Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, at UNUM where he held numerous positions, including Chief Litigation Counsel, General Counsel to the Disability Benefits Organization, head of the anti-fraud department, and Vice President and head of the Disability Claim Appeals, Litigation Support, Training, and Audit Department.
Following his departure from UNUM, he also was the General Counsel of Disability Reinsurance Management Services, Inc, a reinsurance intermediary. Andy's primary areas of expertise are litigation and trial practice, legal advisor to claims, appeals, underwriting, and management operations of insurance reinsurance companies, and social security disability claims. He has spoken at numerous insurance industry forums on a wide range of topics, including insurance litigation, fraud detection and prosecution, effective and fair claims practices, and social security disability claims. He currently represents claimants in Social Security disability cases.
In addition to his involvement with ITNPortland, Andy is a member of the Alumni Board at the University of Maine School of Law, and the Class Agent for his law school class of 1980. He is also a past president of the Board of Directors of Congregation Bet Ha'am.
Andy lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine with his wife Karla.