Biography

Andrew Rothschild's broad practice is the culmination of more than 35 years of advising and representing clients in matters relating to admiralty; commercial litigation; environmental, chemical, and toxic tort; insurance; natural resources and alternative energy; and professional liability. He also has an extensive alternative dispute resolution practice, for which he has earned significant distinctions and awards. He has represented parties, or served as an arbitrator or mediator, in approximately 100 cases.

As an active participant in his community, Andrew plays many leadership roles in various civic and charitable organizations in the St. Louis area.

Andrew is a member of the Firm's Management Committee, and he serves as our ethics counsel and loss prevention partner. He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2007-2018, and was selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® 2005 and 2007-2017. Additionally, he was named "St. Louis Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year" for 2017 by Best Lawyers®.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D., 1973)
  • Denison University (B.A., 1968)
    • History

Legal Background

  • Municipal judge, City of Ladue, MO (January 2004-January 2006)
  • Assistant Attorney General, State of Missouri for Attorney General John C. Danforth; Counsel for State Auditor, Department of Transportation, Office of Administration, and State Parks; and Recreation Division of Department of Natural Resources (1973-1976)
  • Legal intern, John C. Danforth, Attorney General of State of Missouri (1973)
  • Research assistant, National Juvenile Law Center (1972-1973)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution
    • Litigation
    • Tort Trial
    • Insurance
  • Approved neutral, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri (1995 - present)
  • ADR Committee, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Arbitrator, Commercial Panel, American Arbitration Association (1995 - present)
  • U.S. Maritime Law Association
  • Designated neutral, CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution
  • Affiliate member, Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution
  • Member, St. Louis Chapter, Association of Attorney-Mediators
  • Member, Rule 17 list of Dispute Resolution Neutrals
    • Mediation
    • General Civil and Arbitration
    • General Civil
  • Engagement partner, DuPont Preferred Law Firm Network

Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal, First, Seventh, Eighth, and Federal Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri; Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois; Southern District of Indiana
  • Supreme Court of Missouri
  • Missouri Bar

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Board of Directors, Trailnet, Inc. (2004-present; President of Board of Directors, 2010-2012)
  • Executive Fellows Institute, Washington University Leadership St. Louis, Inc.
  • Former Board member, The College School of Webster Groves
  • Former member, Board of Directors, Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region
  • Former Board member, Child Guidance Clinic, Children's Hospital
  • Former Denison University Alumni Chairman, St. Louis

Military Service

  • U.S. Navy, Lieutenant J.G. - navigator, U.S.S. Vesuvius (AE-15) (1968-1970)
  • Served two tours in Southeast Asia