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Andrew T. Ingram


Andrew’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and appeals. He received his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law where he graduated as the Grand Chancellor and served as an Associate Editor for the Texas Law Review. He was awarded the Dean’s Achievement Award in Contracts, Federal Courts, Criminal Procedure, and Evidence as the top-performing student in the courses. Andrew finished his joint degree at The University of Texas by earning a Ph.D. in Philosophy.

He was a law clerk for Justice Michael Massengale in the Texas Court of Appeals for the First District and Judge Gregg Costa in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Andrew is an accomplished scholar, and before entering private practice, he taught at the University of Alabama, Chicago-Kent College of Law, and most recently at South Texas College of Law where he was a Scholar in Residence.

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Representative Experience

  • Ankor E&P Holdings Corp. v. Craft Operating Co. Authored a response to a petition for review in the Texas Supreme Court that won the case without the Court calling for merits briefing. After a complex jury trial ended in a divided verdict and a trial court judgment for an oil and gas operator, the firm’s team secured a victory in the Fourteenth Court of Appeals (Houston) that reversed the judgment for the operator and rendered judgment for the working interest owner.
  • San Jacinto River Authority v. City of Conroe Part of an appellate team that secured a complete win before the Supreme Court of Texas to defeat claims of governmental immunity by municipalities opposing the breach of contract claims of a river authority owed millions in unpaid water fees. The case was remanded to the trial court for full litigation of the merits unhindered by the cities’ claims of immunity.
  • Power Electric Distribution, Inc. v. Telco Intercontinental Corp. Authored a response brief in the Fourteenth Court of Appeals (Houston) that secured a summary judgment win for a Houston electric equipment manufacturer on various business tort claims. The opposing party declined to file a reply brief, and the opinion of the Court of Appeals affirmed judgment for the client in full.
  • Williams v. Happy State Bank Part of an appellate team that secured reversal on key claim for a consumer client in an appeal of a trial court’s order dismissing her claim. Assisted with briefing in Seventh Court of Appeals (Amarillo). The court of appeals remanded the key claim for further proceedings and vacated a large award of attorney’s fees against the consumer client.

Presentations & Publications

  • “Out Of Sight and Out of Mind: Criminal Law’s Hidden Moral Culpability Requirement,” 56 University of Richmond Law Review, 2022 (author)
  • “That’s Not A Burglary!: Classic Crimes And Current Codes,” 58 Houston Law Review 1015, 2021 (author)
  • “Pinkerton Short-Circuits the Model Penal Code,” 64 Villanova Law Review 71, 2019 (author)
  • “The Good, The Bad, And the Klutzy: Moral Concern and Criminal Negligence,” 34 Criminal Justice Ethics 87, 2015 (author)
  • “Breaking Laws to Fix Broken Windows: A Revisionist Take On Order Maintenance Policing,” 19 Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law 112, 2014 (author)
  • “A (Moral) Prisoner’s Dilemma: Character Ethics and Plea Bargaining,” 11 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 161, 2013 (author)
    Note, “Parsing the Reasonable Person: The Case of Self-defense,” 39 American Journal of Criminal Law 425, 2012 (author)