About

andrew-deweese

Andrew C. DeWeese, P.A., is a full-service law firm in Portland, Oregon and Coral Gables, Florida.

Andrew DeWeese has practiced in numerous areas of the law.  Some of his engagements have involved complex business litigation, representation of residential and commercial insurance policyholders in state and federal courts, formation of businesses and sale and acquisition of business assets, review of legal agreements, including leases, security agreements, mortgages, instruments, judgments, and other documents; real estate transactions and litigation; personal injury litigation; employment litigation; real estate sales and related transactions; debtor/creditor disputes; bankruptcy and adversary proceedings; administrative proceedings and hearings; contract disputes; and other areas and matters.

Sample engagements include:

Achieved favorable property damage settlement for condominium association client in late-notice Hurricane Wilma insurance coverage case.

Successfully defended attorney against charge of misrepresentation to federal judge, and obtained referral of accuser to grievance committee.

Asset sale and purchase transactions, including formation of necessary business entities.

Obtained dismissal of administrative complaint against affordable housing developer, then secured control of $25 million homeless housing development project before arbitration panel including former chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court.

Defended and advised small businesses and non-profits in employment matters.

Represented wrongfully-terminated employees.

Obtained favorable settlement for warehouse owner in fire damage insurance claim.

Obtained favorable settlements in residential property damage insurance claims.

Obtained summary judgment, representing State of Florida, against personal injury claimant, on grounds of sovereign immunity.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS, PUBLICATIONS, AND RECOGNITION

Oregon Bar

Florida Bar

SuperLawyers – Rising Star, 2012, 2013

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Florida Trend Magazine – Legal Elite Up and Comer, 2011

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Florida Bar, Business Law, Labor and Employment, and Young Lawyers Sections

  • Co-Author, Business Litigation in Florida, 6th Ed., 2010, “Litigating Commercial Cases in Bankruptcy Court”
  • Assistant Editor, Case Law Update 2008, Business Law Section of The Florida Bar

Prior to a career-ending injury, Andrew DeWeese was a professional orchestra musician who toured and concertized with some of the most prominent classical and popular artists of our generation.  Mr. DeWeese brings the same level of focus and commitment to his legal practice as he did to the study and performance of the classical solo and orchestral repertoire.