Andrew J. Scholz

Andrew J. Scholz

Partner

Office

Practice Groups

Andrew Scholz is a partner in the firm’s New York City office. He is a trial lawyer with over 15 years of experience defending companies and individuals in mass tort, toxic tort, and environmental litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts. His toxic tort experience includes defending cases involving exposure to asbestos, Legionella bacteria, adulterated food, spray foam, mold, benzene, barium, and other chemicals.  

Andrew has played a leading role in the discovery phases of multi-defendant, complex tort litigations, and has experience handling complex cases involving Daubert challenges to expert witness testimony. He previously 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 also tried and arbitrated cases in New York and Washington, D.C.

Representative Matters
  • Prevailing on motions in limine to exclude design defects and warning experts, and simultaneously obtaining summary judgment in catastrophic product liability cases
  • Prevailing on a motion for summary judgment in a personal injury claim arising out of exposure to tear gas
  • Defending clients in hydraulic fracturing litigation involving claims of alleged groundwater contamination
  • Defending premises owners and lessees against Legionella-related claims.
  • Defending food manufacturers in foodborne illness litigation
  • Defending manufacturers and premises owners in asbestos litigation

Previously, Andrew served as co-chair of the Toxic Tort Subcommittee within the American Bar Association’s Mass Torts Committee. He frequently authors articles on mass tort, toxic tort, and environmental law issues, and regularly contributes to Goldberg Segalla blogs. Andrew’s recent blog pieces can be found on Shale Watch, which explores the legal developments and emerging trends arising out of hydraulic fracturing, and Asbestos Case Tracker, which was recently named to the ABA Journal's prestigious Blawg 100 and named the Best Litigation Blog for 2016 by the Expert Institute in its annual legal blog contest.

Honors
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2014–17 (Thomson Reuters)
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Professional Affiliations
  • DRI: Toxic Tort and Environmental Committee
  • American Bar Association: Mass Torts Committee; Past Co-Chair, Toxic Torts Subcommittee
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
  • U.S. 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