Andrew R. Kasner
Phone: (713) 337-8868
Fax: (713) 333-5987
Andrew Kasner joined McDowell Hetherington’s Houston office after graduating from Emory University School of Law in May 2011. Since joining the firm, Andrew has helped clients navigate all aspects of the litigation process—starting with disputes in pre-litigation and continuing through pre-trial discovery, trial, appeal, and settlement.
Today, Andrew’s trial practice focuses heavily on pursuing and prosecuting civil fraud actions while also defending class actions. In his more than seven years at McDowell Hetherington, Andrew has also garnered significant experience pursuing and defending commercial disputes involving breach of contract and business tort claims while also litigating a variety of life insurance matters (including pursuing regulatory matters) and collecting on judgments. Among other things, Andrew’s trial-court experience includes coordinating complex discovery efforts in class actions and high-stakes litigation while also drafting pre-trial and dispositive motions. Andrew has also prepared for and/or attended a number of trials in federal and state courts throughout the country–including California, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Texas.
At the appellate level, Andrew has successfully briefed a variety of issues before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits–obtaining orders affirming summary judgments awarded to McDowell Hetherington’s clients in 2013 and 2016. And in 2018, Andrew successfully briefed and argued an appellate matter in California state court—obtaining an order affirming the trial court’s dismissal of a McDowell Hetherington client from a lawsuit filed in San Diego County. Andrew also has assisted with briefing matters to state appellate courts in New York.
In addition to his growing commercial practice, Andrew enjoys volunteering his services. Among his proudest accomplishments—obtaining termination of a minor child’s deportation proceedings while also obtaining permanent residence status for the child on a pro bono basis. Prior to joining McDowell Hetherington, Andrew interned for both the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas and the Internal Revenue Service in Atlanta, Georgia.
Andrew is a music enthusiast, avid sports fan, and proud alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin. When not attending Houston Rockets games, he enjoys travelling to new locales with his wife and spending time with his dog—Otter.
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
- United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits
- Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2011
- The University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., finance, 2008