Andrew B. Cooper


Paralegal: Kendrick Kruskie

Legal Secretary: Savannah Starkey


Andy Cooper is a Partner at Chamblee Ryan. Andy’s practice focuses on a variety of subject matters, including personal injury, insurance coverage, commercial, trucking, premises liability, environmental, mold cases, indemnity, and DTPA cases in federal, Texas, and Louisiana courts.



  • Defense to favorable verdict in multi-vehicle accident case in Reeves County for fraction of $20 million amount demanded by Plaintiff in trial.
  • Verdict of no liability in auto personal injury case in Brazoria
  • Favorable verdict in trucking case in Harris County for amount below multi-million dollar final
  • Defense resulting in dismissal of commercial/collection action in Dallas County due to lack of subject matter jurisdiction.
  • Voluntary dismissal of client in Harris County and successful prosecution to agreed judgment of declaratory action regarding co-defendant’s alleged indemnity agreement.
  • Defense resulting in voluntary dismissal of manufacturer of allegedly defective motorcycle part in Harris
  • Defense resulting in voluntary dismissal of client in asbestos case in Dallas
  • Defense to voluntary dismissal of retaliatory discharge case in Dallas
  • Defense to voluntary dismissal of worker’s compensation discrimination case in Midland
  • Pursuit and oversight of multiple claims for defense and indemnity from insurance carriers regarding underlying litigation cases against boiler manufacturer.
  • Successful pursuit of recourse under employer’s liability policy for defense of asbestos
  • Defense of owner of automobile service bay in Tarrant County resulting in minimal
  • Defense of motion for new trial and appeal in negligence case in Dallas County leading to denial of motion for new trial and dismissal of appeal.
  • Summary judgment for client in defense of claims of asbestos exposure in Harris
  • Summary judgment for grocery store client in defense of premises liability and negligence claims in Dallas
  • Defense to favorable settlement of multiple trucking, chemical exposure, premises liability, products liability, DTPA, auto, and personal injury/wrongful death cases.
  • Preparation of multiple insurance coverage opinions regarding commercial general liability, professional liability, environmental, and underground storage tank policy claims.
  • Defense and settlement in Texas court of legal malpractice

Louisiana and Federal

  • Successful litigation in Orleans Parish of preliminary injunction against condominium homeowners’ association on behalf of individual condominium homeowners and successful defense of injunction on
  • Defense resulting in voluntary dismissal of workers’ compensation claim for alleged underpayment of indemnity benefits.
  • Successful pursuit of contractual indemnity claim for defense of maritime personal injury
  • Successful defense of vessel manager against indemnity claim by vessel
  • Prosecution to favorable settlement of suit for negligence, gross negligence and breach of contract against termite service company and its insurers in Orleans Parish.
  • Defense to favorable settlement of multiple maritime injury, allision, trucking, personal injury, direct action, Longshore, Defense Base Act, and Louisiana worker’s compensation claims.
  • Successful prosecution and settlement of Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) and Louisiana workers’ compensation liens in third party claims.

Professional Associations

State Bar of Texas

State Bar of Louisiana



The University of Texas School of Law

  • JD, 1999
  • Editor in Chief, American Journal of Criminal Law

Pepperdine University

  • BA, magna cum laude, 1991, English & Humanities
  • MA, 1995, English




United States District Court

  • Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana