Andres O. Soto

Andres O. Soto

Associate
Location:
Galveston, Texas
Phone:
409-761-1498
713-242-1880
Fax:
866-674-7808
Email:

Andy is a member of the firm's litigation section, providing representation in commercial litigation and civil dispute involving international transportation, construction, landlord-tenant, personal injury, admiralty, and insurance.

Born and raised in Texas, Andy received his undergraduate degree from Rice University in Houston and his law degree from the University of Texas Law School in Austin. He began his career with a litigation practice in his hometown in the Rio Grande Valley with the law firm Atlas & Hall. Andy joined the Mills Shirley litigation section in 2011 as an associate. In addition to a general litigation practice in both trial and appellate courts, Andy focuses on matters involving interstate and international transportation, federal regulations, and maritime law. Andy and his wife Alanna live with their sons, Samuel and Simon, in League City.

Representative Experience

Representing companies in commercial supply contract disputes.
Counseling companies regarding interstate and international transportation regulations.
Representing owners and contractors in construction defect disputes.
Defending insurers against claims of bad faith insurance settlement practices.
Representing businesses in debt collection litigation.
Representing businesses in contract disputes.
Representing ship owners and marine suppliers and service providers in admiralty claims.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Disputes

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. - 2009
    • Honors: Gardere & Wynne Endowed Outstanding Student Award
  • Rice University, Houston, TX
    • B.A. - 2006
    • Honors: Presidential Achievement Award
    • Major: English & Philosophy

Honors and Awards

  • Voted Galveston County’s Outstanding Young Lawyer, 2014 - 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Galveston County Bar Association, Director, 2015 - 2018
  • Galveston County Bar Association-Young Lawyers Section, President, 2014 - 2015
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, 2010 - Present
  • Texas State Bar, 2009 - Present
  • Galveston County Bar Association, President-Elect, 2018 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Atlas & Hall, LLP, Attorney, 2009 - 2011

Pro Bono Activities

  • Wills for Heroes, 2011
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate, 2009
  • Veterans’ Clinic
  • Galveston County Share Your Holiday Food Drive

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