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Andrew P. Slania

Andrew P. Slania
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Andrew obtained a B.A. in English at Saint Louis University, where he graduated magna cum laude. At Saint Louis University, Andrew was named to the Dean’s List and served as a three year starter at catcher for the Saint Louis University Baseball Team and was highlighted in Conference USA for his outstanding performance.

Andrew received his J.D. from The University of Houston Law Center, where he graduated magna cum laude and served as an editor of The Houston Law Review. On Law Review, Andrew received the award for the Best Law Review Comment About Corporate Law. Andrew practiced at Vinson & Elkins in Houston for nearly three years before joining Doyle Raizner LLP. Andrew was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2006.

Andrew’s trial experience includes serving as first chair of an eight day trial in Harris County District Court related to a pipeline construction dispute, successfully first chairing a trial in U.S. Immigration Court in securing political asylum for his Columbian client who fought against recruitment of child soldiers by paramilitary organization, participating in a Jones Act trial leading to highly favorable verdict for the client, and trying over a dozen cases to verdict as Prosecutor for the City of Houston in 2007 and 2008.

Areas of Practice

Insurance Bad Faith Cases
Maritime Personal Injury Disputes
Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2006


University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
J.D. (Magna Cum Laude) – 2006
Honors: Award for Best Law Review Comment About Corporate Law
Honors: LEX Award, Criminal Law (highest individual grade in class)
Law Review: Houston Law Review, Editor
Saint Louis University
B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) – 2003
Honors: Dean’s List
Honors: Catcher, Saint Louis University Baseball Team
Honors: Conference USA for Outstanding Performance
Major: English

Published Works

“Proportionate Responsibility/Responsible Third Party” (Co-Author with Knox Nunnally), State Bar of Texas, Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, 2007
“Contractual Risk Shifting in Offshore Energy Operations”, Tulane University School of Law, Admiralty Institute, Summer, March, 2007

Honors and Awards

Super Lawyers, Texas Rising Stars, a Thomson Reuters business, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

Harris County District Court, Chair

Past Employment Positions

Vinson & Elkins

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