Overview

Andy is an accomplished trial attorney who has represented clients for more than 25 years in complex commercial and professional liability disputes, with a particular emphasis on legal and accountant professional liability, directors and officers liability, securities litigation, and employment-related disputes. He serves as the Chair of Reminger’s Legal Professional Liability, Financial Services Professional Liability and Miscellaneous Professional Liability Practice groups.

Andy has extensive trial experience in both state and federal courts, as well as extensive arbitration experience with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and administrative hearings nationwide. In his last ten FINRA arbitrations, Andy obtained eight defense awards and the two claimant awards were for only 3% and 9% of the amount demanded at closing.

Andy is a recognized “go-to” defense counsel who defends professionals and organizations accused of malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract fraud, and other types of misconduct. As a former insurance agent and licensed securities representative, he possesses significant knowledge of regulatory standards established by administrative entities that impact a number of professions that he represents, and he is also experienced in providing counsel an effective representation to those clients facing disciplinary proceedings and investigations.

Andy employs creative thinking and sound judgment in managing complex matters, keeping an eye on balancing results and the best strategies that align with the interests of his clients and the amount in controversy.

Andy is a frequent presenter to members of the insurance industry, the bar, and the financial services and real estate industries. He is a Past President of the Professional Liability Attorney Network and is a member of the Professional Lines Underwriting Society, and other legal and bar associations.

Honors & Recognitions

Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law, since 2006

Recognized as a Super Lawyer in Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine 

Professional caddy at numerous national golf tournaments including the 2010 and 2011 PGA Championships at Whistling Straits and the Atlanta Athletic Club


 Andrew Dorman Best Lawyer

Community & Professional

American Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Professional Liability Underwriting Society

Professional Liability Attorney Network (Past Chair)

Canterbury Golf Club

Results

For a more complete list of trial results, please contact attorney.

News

News

Speaking Engagements

  • Updates and Trends in Accounting Malpractice, Securities Litigation and Banking Disputes
    Webinar, Jan 21, 2020
  • Updates in Financial Advisor and Financial Institution Liability
    Jersey City, NJ, Jun 12, 2019
  • Preparing For and Conducting an Effective Mediation
    Webinar, Apr 17, 2019
  • Update on Transactional Legal Malpractice
    Las Vegas, NV, Jun 14, 2018
  • Professionalism in the Context of Civil Litigation
    Hartford, CT, Feb 27, 2018
  • Webinar, Oct 26, 2017
  • Trends in Life Agent and Broker/Dealer Claims
    Tampa, FL, Feb 27, 2017
  • Phoenix, AZ, Sep 28, 2016
  • Creating a Workplace Environment that Promotes Feedback
    Legacy Health Services Directors of Nursing, Cleveland, OH, Apr 27, 2016
  • Winning at Mediation
    Hartford Financial Products Claim office, New York, NY, Feb 3, 2016
  • Arbitration v. Litigation and Dodd-Frank Act and the Proposed Uniform Fiduciary Duty
    7th Annual Independent Broker-Dealer Conference, Coral Gables, Florida, Oct 22, 2015
  • Arbitration vs. Litigation and Dodd-Frank Act
    Independent Broker Dealer Conference Consortium, Coral Gables, FL, Oct 22, 2015
  • Recent Trends and Defense Strategies in Lawyer Professional Liability Risks
    Professional Liability Attorney Network, Hartford, CT, Apr 23, 2015
  • “Ethics of Social Media (Do’s and Don’t’s)
    ProSight Specialty claims and underwriting staff, Morristown, NJ, Apr 8, 2015
  • Legal Malpractice: Trends and Defense Strategies
    Professional Liability Attorney Network Regional Meeting, Kansas City, MO, Mar 12, 2015
  • Recent Developments in the Securities Industry
    Zurich Insurance FI, D&O and EPL Claim Department Seminar, New York, NY, Sep 30, 2014
  • Anatomy of a Professional Liability Lawsuit, ProSight Claims Department Presentation
    New York, NY, Feb 21, 2014
  • Conflicts of Interest: Defense Counsel and Carrier Perspectives
    Allied World Assurance Webinar - Hartford, CT, Nov 15, 2013
  • Trends in Legal Professional Liability
    26th Annual PLUS Conference - Orlando, FL, Nov 4, 2013
  • National Updates on Financial Professional Liability and Legal Professional
    Professional Liability Attorney Network (PLAN) Conference - New York, NY, Jun 20, 2013
  • An Overview Of Significant Developments in FINRA Arbitration
    Prosight Specialty Seminar - Mt. Kemble, N.J., Dec 18, 2012
  • Legal Professional Liability Emerging Issues to Third Parties
    Professional Liability Attorneys Network - New York, NY, Jun 28, 2012
  • Lawyers, Accountants and Insurance Brokers Claims Arising out of Estate and Retirement Planning
    Annual ExecuSummit Conference - Sheyboygan, CT, Jun 12, 2012
  • Legal Malpractice: The Rise of the Third-Party Claims and Claims by the Government
    OneBeacon Professional Insurance Annual Lawyers Professional Liability Risks Management Seminar - Las Vegas, NV, May 16, 2012
  • Legal Malpractice from the Defense Perspective
    Cleveland Marshall School of Law CLE - Cleveland, OH, Mar 3, 2012
  • Federal Regulatory Reform: The Dodd Frank Act
    Eagle International Associates, Inc. Fall Conference - New York, NY, Oct 14, 2011
  • Real Estate Agent Errors and Omission Litigation and Trends - One Beacon Insurance National Webinar
    Apr 14, 2011
  • Legal Professional Liability Trends in View of Financial Institution Meltdown
    Professional Liability Attorney Network (PLAN) Seminar - Hartford, CT, Apr 13, 2011
  • The Dodd-Frank Recent Legislation Effect on Security Dealers and Investment Advisors - Ancora Group
    Cleveland, OH, Mar 22, 2011
  • Overview of Financial Services Liability Exposures - Cedarbrook Financial Partners
    Cleveland, OH, Jan 28, 2011
  • Financial Institutions, Advisors and Security Dealers Under the Increased Regulatory Environment - CNA Global Specialty Lines
    Professional Liability Attorney Network (PLAN) - New York, NY, Dec 2, 2010
  • What Real Estate Operating Officers, Management and Staff Need To Know About Employment Practices Liability
    Keller Williams Regional Franchises Seminar - Cleveland, OH, Jul 29, 2010
  • Practice Areas in Professional Liability, NYC
    Sep 10, 2009
  • Recent Developments of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
    Apr 29, 2009

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Publications

Education

J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cum Laude, 1994

B.S.B.A., Bowling Green State University, 1989

Admissions

  • State of Ohio, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1995
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 1998
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2013
  • Numerous Pro Hac Vice Admissions in Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Tennessee, Illinois, Idaho and Missouri
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