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Andrew C. Simpson
  • Partner

Location

Christiansted, St Croix

Phone:

Fax:

(340) 719-3903

Email:

Mr. Simpson is an experienced trial and appellate attorney who has practiced law since 1988 and practiced law in the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1991.  He frequently appears in the courts of the Virgin Islands and the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals.  He believes in giving clients a realistic assessment of their cases at the outset of the litigation so that they can make informed decisions about pursuing litigation, settlement and/or appeals. Mr. Simpson's goal in the early assessment of the case is to ensure that, absent the development of unforeseen circumstances, the assessment of the case will not change as the case approaches trial.
Mr. Simpson is nationally recognized for his use of technology in delivering services to his clients and explaining cases to a jury.  He speaks regularly at seminars on technology, including speaking at the 2008 ABA TECHSHOW. He also serves on the editorial board of the ABA's GP|Solo Technology and Practice Guide.

Areas of Practice

  • Trials and Appeals
  • Insurance Defense
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Products Liability
  • Environmental Law

Litigation Percentage

90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1990
  • Virgin Islands, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2012
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2013

Education

  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 00/1988
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Justice, 1986-1987 and Administrative Justice, 1987-1988, Tulane Moot Court
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York
    • B.S. - 00/1982

Published Works

  • Experts: A Little Daubert'll Do Ya, GP|Solo, Vol 19, No. 7 (ABA) , Oct./Nov., 2002
  • Writing the Brief: Requirements and Tips, Third Circuit Appellate Practice Handbook (Penn. Bar Assn.), 2010
  • What I Wish I Knew from the Start about Litigation, GP|Solo Vol. 31, No. 5 (ABA), Sept./Oct. 2014, 2014
  • Preparing Clients for Litigation, GP|Solo, Vol. 25, No. 1 (ABA) , Jan./Feb. , 2008

Representative Cases

  • Lexington Ins. Co. v. HOVENSA, LLC, 2009 WL 2950366, 2009, District Court of the Virgin Islands
  • Lue-Martin v. March Group, 2010 WL 1918695, 2010, U.S. Third Circuit
  • Clarke v. Marriot Intern., Inc., 2010 WL 1657340, 2010, District Court of the Virgin Islands
  • Campbell v. Bluebeard’s Castle Inc, 2008 WL 2048361, 2008, District Court of the Virgin Islands
  • Virgin Islands Conservation Society, Inc. v. Virgin Islands Bd. of Land Use Appeals, 2007 WL 4800361, 2007, District Court of the Virgin Islands
  • Morales v. H.I.D.T.A., 524 F.Supp.2d 635, 2007, District Court of the Virgin Islands
  • Barton v. Curtis, 497 F.3d 331, 2007, U.S. Third Circuit
  • Government of the Virgin Islands v. Barton, 2006 WL 869086, 2006, U.S. Third Circuit
  • Oleksiuk v. Caribbean Watersports & Tours, LLC, 2005 WL 1668906, 2005, District Court of the Virgin Islands
  • Government of the Virgin Islands v. Velasquez, 2005 WL 3971871, 2005, Appellate Division of the District Court of the Virgin Islands
  • Sanchez v. Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp., et al., 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27553, 2004, District Court of the Virgin Islands
  • Matheson v. V.I. Community Bank, 297 F.Supp. 2d 819, 2003, District Court of the Virgin Islands
  • Lee v. Gruel, 248 F.Supp.2d 413 , 2003, Appellate Division of the District Court of the Virgin Islands
  • Khan v. Soleimani, 2002 WL 31573607, 2002, District Court of the Virgin Islands
  • Saldana v. Kmart Corp, 260 F.3d 228, 2001, U.S. Third Circuit
  • Elcock v. Kmart Corporation, 233 F.3d 734, 2000, U.S. Third Circuit

Classes/Seminars

  • Show and Tell: Meetings & Presentations, presented at the ABA Techshow, April 2009, American Bar Association
  • PowerPoint Persuades, presented at the ABA's National Solo & Small Firm Conference, Oct. 2008, American Bar Association, General Practice and Solo Division
  • Inexpensive Technology Tips to Avoid Costly Mistakes, presented at the V.I. Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Conference, Dec. 2007, Virgin Islands Bar Association
  • Outlook for Lawyers: The Case Manager You Already Have, presented at the ABA’s National Solo & Small Firm Conference, Oct. 2007, American Bar Association, General Practice and Solo Division
  • Don’t Worry, Be Happier: Using Case Management Software To Reduce Stress, presented at the ABA’s National Solo & Small Firm Conference, Oct. 2007, American Bar Association, General Practice and Solo Division
  • 60 Top Practice & Tech Tips in 60 Minutes, presented at the Plenary Session of the ABA’s National Solo & Small Firm Conference, Oct. 2006, American Bar Association, General Practice and Solo Division
  • Top Four Features of the Top Four Practice Management Programs, presented at the ABA’s National Solo & Small Firm Conference, Oct. 2006, American Bar Association, General Practice and Solo Division
  • 60 Tips in 60 Minutes, presented in the plenary session of the ABA's National Solo & Small Firm Conference, Oct. 2010, American Bar Association, General Practice and Solo Division
  • How to Build Your Office Team, presented at the ABA's National Solo & Small Firm Conference, Oct. 2010, American Bar Association, General Practice and Solo Division
  • 30 Appellate Tips in 30 Minutes; Defense Research Institute Appellate Practice Seminar, May 2003, Defense Research Institute

Honors and Awards

  • Administrative Justice, Moot Court Board, Tulane Law School, 1987-1988
  • Justice, Moot Court Board, Tulane Law School, 1986-1987
  • 1998 Euan P. McFarlane Environmental Leadership Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Virgin Islands Bar Association, Treasurer, 1995 to 1995
  • Virgin Islands Bar Association, Member
  • American, Member, Tort and Insurance Practice Section
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, 2008 to Present
  • Defense Research Institute, 1999 to Present

OFFICE LOCATION

Andrew C. Simpson, P.C. Attorneys at Law

Mailing Address:

2191 Church Street
Suite 5
Christiansted, VI 00820

Physical Address:

14 AB Church Street
Christiansted, VI 00820

Phone:  340-719-3900
Fax: 340-719-3903

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