Andrew practices in labour, human rights, and election law. With a background in politics as well as law, Andrew takes a strategic approach to advice and advocacy.
Andrew returns to his hometown of Vancouver after nearly a decade in Alberta where he worked as both a lawyer and political advisor. During his time in Alberta Andrew helped the Alberta NDP win their historic breakthrough, and subsequently worked as Chief of Staff to the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General under Premier Rachel Notley. In his capacity as Chief of Staff, Andrew led amendments to the Alberta Human Rights Act prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression as well as the Limitations Act removing barriers for victims of sexual and domestic violence. He also kickstarted Alberta’s nation-leading approach to cannabis legalization. As a lawyer he advocated on behalf of workers in harassment complaints, terminations, and disciplinary investigations, represented professionals in front of regulatory bodies, and chaired an election appeal panel for a First Nation.
Andrew credits his passion for social justice to his mother’s dining room stories of policy grievances and health and safety victories from her own career. Prior to becoming a lawyer Andrew worked with at-risk youth and served as an ombudsperson in university disciplinary matters. He earned an undergraduate degree in Sociology with a concentration in Social Justice from the University of Victoria and his law degree from the University of Alberta where he focused on constitutional issues, labour, and advocacy.
In his spare time, Andrew strives to find time to camp and hike, plays and watches soccer, and tries to burn out his lab-border collie mix with his partner.