Andrew J. Scholz

Andrew J. Scholz

Partner

Practice Groups

Andrew Scholz is a partner in the firm’s White Plains office. He is a trial lawyer with over 10 years of experience defending companies and individuals in state and federal trial and appellate courts. His practice focuses on mass tort, toxic tort, environmental, products liability, transportation, and complex commercial litigation. As an example of the results he has obtained in high-stakes mass tort litigation, Andrew successfully defended certain property owners and commercial lessees of the World Trade Center against thousands of catastrophic injury, property damage, and death claims arising out of the terrorist-related aircraft crashes of September 11, 2001.

Andrew has played a leading role in the discovery phase of a number of multi-defendant, complex litigations. He has been an active participant in the coordination of legal strategy among coordinating committees and has taken the lead on behalf of multiple co-counsel at critical depositions. He has extensive experience handling complex cases involving Daubert challenges to expert witness testimony. Andrew has tried and arbitrated cases in New York and Washington, D.C.

He currently serves as co-chair of the Toxic Tort Subcommittee within the American Bar Association’s Mass Torts Committee. Andrew frequently authors articles on mass tort, toxic tort, and environmental law issues. He is the editor of Goldberg Segalla’s Shale Watch blog, which explores the legal developments and emerging trends arising out of hydraulic fracturing (better known as hydrofracking).

Andrew's representative products, environmental, and toxic tort experience includes:

  • Prevailed on a motion in limine  to exclude design defect and warnings experts and simultaneously obtained summary judgment motion in a catastrophic product liability case.
  • Defending against hydraulic fracking litigation involving alleged groundwater contamination.
  • Defending a number of manufacturers sued in asbestos litigation.
  • Defending food processing company involving claims that a food thickening agent is causally related to necrotizing enterocolitis.
Honors
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers (Personal Injury Defense: Products)
Professional Affiliations
  • DRI: Toxic Tort and Environmental Committee
  • American Bar Association: Mass Torts Committee; Co-Chair, Toxic Torts Subcommittee
  • Bar Association of the City of New York
  • New York State Bar Association: Commercial and Federal Litigation Committee
  • Federal Bar Council
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Civic Activities
  • Volunteer to American Bar Association's BP Oil Spill Task Force (2011)
Education
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2001 (Richardson Scholar)
  • University of South Florida, B.A., 1995
Publications/Presentations