Houston
713.650.2757 Direct
713.650.2400 Fax
aedelman@winstead.com

Andrew Edelman represents clients in various state and federal civil trial and appellate matters, including commercial litigation, energy litigation, civil rights litigation, personal injury litigation, and insurance coverage disputes. Andrew has experience in all phases of litigation and has tried cases to jury verdicts and argued before Texas courts of appeal. Prior to entering the practice of law, Andrew interned for U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel of the Western District of Texas. 

Representative Experience

Commercial Litigation

  • Representing world’s leading industrial and medical gas supplier in a variety of commercial disputes
  • Second chair trial counsel in trademark infringement and tortious interference lawsuit on behalf of pile hammer distributor, resulting in favorable settlement after the close of evidence but before closing argument
  • Represented landlord in lease dispute in which the plaintiff claimed over $10,000,000 in damages, resulting in favorable settlement
  • Represented a marketing company and executive employee in a breach of contract dispute regarding international banking transactions with alleged damages in excess of $1 billion

First-Party Insurance Litigation and Coverage Analysis

  • Represented numerous insurers, adjusting firms, and adjusters in high-exposure coverage/bad faith first-party commercial property claims arising from fires, hailstorms, windstorms, and water damage in state and federal courts throughout Texas, typically involving property damage and business interruption disputes
  • Member of trial team for commercial property insurer in jury trial defending against breach of contract, fraud, and bad faith claims related to apartment complex fire, resulting in no liability finding and take nothing judgment on plaintiff’s seven-figure claims
  • Obtained summary judgment for independent adjuster in first party property insurance case involving bad faith claims
  • Advising insurers, loss adjusting firms, and adjusters on a wide variety of complex coverage and claims issues and considerations

Energy

  • Defended large, publicly traded energy company in arbitration concerning alleged breaches of offshore oil and gas operating agreement
  • Lead counsel representing an independent oil and gas company in a dispute concerning lease royalty payments

Personal Injury

  • Defended large energy service company in personal injury claims arising from crash between train and bus
  • Ongoing defense of private security company in personal injury claims
  • Defense of publicly traded electrical equipment manufacturer in personal injury claims of independent contractor

Civil Rights

  • Obtained favorable jury verdict for client in a federal trial involving claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983
  • Ongoing defense of the world's largest private corrections company in a wide variety of trial and appellate matters
  • Obtained summary judgment for defendant in a civil rights lawsuit alleging First Amendment free exercise of religion claims 

Appellate

  • Represented independent adjuster on appeal of summary judgment in client’s favor of bad faith claims and presented oral argument to the Dallas court of appeals, resulting in affirmance of the judgment by the appellate court and the Texas Supreme Court
  • Fifth Circuit briefing resulting in affirmance of summary judgment in an appeal concerning a Title VII employment discrimination claim
  • Represented commercial property insurer in appeal of take nothing judgment obtained for client on breach of contract, fraud, and bad faith claims, resulting in affirmance of the judgment
  • Representing world’s largest private corrections company in a pending appeal of a case involving complex issues of administrative law

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