by Barbara Pelaez
Mr. Andy Jones is this month’s One to Watch and boy is he. If you had the fortune of seeing him rock out at Bar None XXIX or be the Master of Ceremonies at the DAYL Crawfest at Four Corners Brewing Co., then you know he is a captivating, humorous, and talented individual.
Andy attended the University of Texas and graduated with a B.A. in Government and a minor in German. He was also the College of Liberal Arts Student Government Representative at UT and served as the External Affairs Committee Chairman. Andy enjoys the study and practice of politics. While at UT, Andy co-hosted Down Ballot Radio, where he would discuss state and local politics with his co-hosts as well as elect officials and political activist guests. Also, Andy interned during the 81st Legislative Session with his home-town State Representative.
Good conversationalists are hard to find, and Andy is one of them. It is a breath of fresh air to be able to converse with someone who is open-minded and respectful of all viewpoints. Andy is a truly a seeker of knowledge and truth.
Earning his J.D. from Baylor Law, Andy served as Student Bar Association President. He was also a member of the Order of Barristers and an ABA Regional Finalist in Client Counseling.
Today, Andy is a true advocate for his clients. He is an attorney at Sawicki Law specializing in catastrophic personal injury litigation. A growing trial lawyer, Andy has advocated for his clients, in all stages of litigation, in courts across Texas.
Andy is also this month’s One to Watch because of his service to the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. He is co-chair for the Judicial Intern Committee, an active member of the Solo & Small Firm Committee, and an instrumental member of the 2014 Leadership Class. He is also a member of the Dallas Bar Association Trial Skills Section.
Besides practicing law, Andy enjoys spending time with his high-school sweetheart, now wife, Kirstin, who is a stage manager at the Dallas Theater Center. Andy keeps up with trial strategy by reading all those trial books, but for fun he reads Ernest Hemingway novels—one of my personal favorites.
Having had many great breakfast meetings with Andy, I invite everyone to find an opportunity to meet with Andy. I guarantee he will make sure you leave with a full heart as well as a full stomach.
Cheers to Andy for being this Month’s One to Watch.