• “The practice of law offers an unrivaled opportunity to help clients and have a positive influence on the community,” Andy said. “Lawyers should be problem-solvers rather than being the problem. And this is the way I approach representing clients, whether in the courtroom or in corporate, municipal, or individual representation.”

    Andy is recognized as a leading figure in the legal community of Holland and all of Michigan, particularly as a municipal and utility lawyer.

    Education

    • Juris Doctor degree, Emory University School of Law
    • Bachelor of Arts degree, Hope College
  • Professional Associations and Memberships

    • Ottawa County Bar Association, former president
    • State Bar of Michigan, panel representative for Attorney Discipline Board
    • Michigan Municipal Attorneys Association, former president
    • Michigan Municipal League Defense Fund, director and former president

     Honors and Awards

    • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
    • Academy of Michigan Municipal Attorneys (2012)

    Cases of Signficance

    • Meadowlanes Ltd. Dividend House Ass’n v. City of Holland, 437 Mich 473; 473 NW2d 636 (1991)
    • Adams Outdoor Advertising Inc. v. City of Holland, 463 Mich 675; 625 NW2d 377 (2001)
    • Shorewood Association v. Madiol, 257 Mich App 242; 668 NW2d 154 (2003)
    • Freedom Village of Holland v. City of Holland, No. 192090, 1998 WL 1991644 (Mich Ct App April 24, 1998)
    • Benninghoff v. Tilton, No. 284637, 2009 WL 3789981 (Mich Ct App November 12, 2009)

    Publications

    • Michigan Municipal Law, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2012
    • Frequent speaker and author for Michigan Municipal Attorneys Association and Public Corporations Section of State Bar of Michigan
    • Author, amicus curiae briefs on behalf of Michigan Municipal League Defense Fund

     

     

  • Volunteer Associations and Memberships

    • Child & Family Services
    • Restaven Patrons Inc., board of directors
    • Third Reformed Church (Holland, Michigan) Consistory
    • United States Marine Corps Reserves (1970-1976)

    Hobbies and Community Activities

    • Family
    • Running
    • Golf
    • Reading