Andy sang with and became president of the Footnotes, worked at and became supervisor of the student center, and graduated summa cum laude. He returned to Kansas City to work for the Missouri State Commission on Human Rights and moonlighted as a singing waiter. Andy graduated from the University of Virginia Law School in 1979 and moved to Seattle to join the firm of Bogle & Gates, becoming a partner in 1986. Andy and his first wife, Ginger, lived in Queen Anne, Wash., until 1999.
In 2001, Andy became a lateral partner in the litigation practice at Stoel Rives. He devoted many hours to pro bono work and was honored as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” for commercial litigation. He retired in 2014.
Andy remarried in 2005; he and wife Debby traveled the world, enjoying each day together. Andy was a loving and devoted husband, stepfather, brother, and uncle. He was a champion for his stepdaughters, Meryl and Heather, and for nieces Andrea, Angela, and Melissa, always guiding, supporting, and advising. His radiance, love of life and music, and good humor had a positive impact on all.