Andrew LeGrand is a Dallas partner with extensive experience in a broad range of complex commercial litigation. He principally focuses on class actions and other high-stakes disputes, and he has successfully represented corporate clients—both inside and outside of the courtroom—in matters across various disciplines, including litigation involving claims under the consumer-protection, product liability, and antitrust laws.
Mr. LeGrand’s recent accolades include being named a “Lawyer on the Rise” by Texas Lawyer (2017) for making a “mark on the legal profession in the Lone Star State” and being named to the Dallas Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list (2018) for being a top young leader in North Texas.
Mr. LeGrand’s recent representative matters include:
Mr. LeGrand also proudly maintains an active pro bono docket. He received the firm’s 2016 Frank Wheat Individual Pro Bono Award for his individual pro bono efforts, and he recently had the pleasure of detailing his commitment to pro bono during a podcast hosted by the Pro Bono Institute. Mr. LeGrand’s pro bono matters include:
Mr. LeGrand is also active in his community. He is a member of the Dallas Regional Chambers’ Leadership Dallas Class of 2018; a member of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers 2016 Leadership Class; he serves on the Board of Directors for Hope Cottage Pregnancy and Adoption Center and the Board of Directors for the Cedar Hill Economic Development Corporation; and he is a volunteer tee-ball coach who sits on the Board of Directors for the Cedar Hill Baseball Association. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the UNT Dallas College of Law, where he teaches legal writing.
Mr. LeGrand earned his law degree from Columbia Law School, where he was an editor of the Columbia Law Review and a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar. He was elected by his peers to serve as the graduation speaker for the J.D. Class of 2009. As an undergraduate, Mr. LeGrand obtained dual baccalaureate degrees in English and African American Studies from the University of Oklahoma. He graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and he was awarded the Letzeiser Award, which is given annually to three outstanding graduates. Mr. LeGrand holds a master’s degree and a doctoral degree from Teachers College, Columbia University. He worked in education before beginning his legal career.
From 2010 to 2011, Mr. LeGrand served as a law clerk to the Honorable A. Joe Fish in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. And from 2011 to 2012, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ann Claire Williams in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (2011-2012).
Mr. LeGrand is a member of the State Bar of Texas, and he has been admitted to practice before various federal courts, including all of the federal district courts in Texas and the most of the federal courts of appeals. He is member of the State Bar of Texas’s Pro Bono College and he is a Guardian member of the Texas Access to Justice Commission’s Champion of Justice Society. Mr. LeGrand has consistently been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star (2016-2019) and by the National Black Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40 (2016-2019).
Christopher Chorba, Andrew LeGrand & Will Thompson, Post-Spokeo Issues Emerge in the 5th Circ., available at https://www.law360.com/classaction/articles/889933/post-spokeo-issues-emerge-in-the-5th-circ-
Veronica Lewis, Andrew LeGrand & Bennett Rawicki, No Anti-Competitive Intent, No Treble Damages: A Proposal, Law360.com, available at https://www.law360.com/competition/articles/878401/no-anti-competitive-intent-no-treble-damages-a-proposal
Karl G. Nelson & Andrew LeGrand, Recent EEOC Activity Highlights the Importance of Assessing Law Firm Partnership Practices, 16 L. Firm Partnership & Benefits 3 (May 2010).
Note, Narrowing the Tailoring: How Parents Involved Limits the Use of Race in Higher Education Admissions, 21 Nat’l Black L.J. 53 (2009).
Columbia University - 2015 Doctor of Education
Columbia University - 2009 Juris Doctor
Columbia University - 2006 Master of Education
University of Oklahoma - 2004 Bachelor of Arts