Paul J. Andrews

  • Paul brings a diverse background to his law practice, providing criminal defense services, throughout South Dakota and nationally, for a wide variety of felony and misdemeanor offenses including assault & battery, criminal domestic violence, drug & alcohol violations, juvenile delinquency, motor vehicle offenses, probation violations, sex-related offenses, theft and traffic violations.
  • Paul also has extensive experience in white collar criminal defense and has represented individuals and businesses in federal and state courts across the country. Among the matters Paul defends are: mail, wire, tax, telemarketing, internet, bank, mortgage, securities and regulatory fraud; violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO"); asset forfeiture; and money laundering.
  • Paul also has successfully represented individuals and businesses before state and federal regulatory agencies, such as the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • A seasoned civil litigation attorney, Mr. Andrews has represented individuals and business, both as plaintiffs and defendants, in a wide variety of complex civil litigation matters in federal and state courts throughout the country, including: defamation; civil fraud cases; shareholder lawsuits; civil RICO matters; contract disputes; conversion claims; and negligence.
  • Prior to entering into private practice, Paul served for over twelve years with the U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division, where he prosecuted a number of white collar crimes across the country, resulting in convictions of numerous officers and directors of banks and publicly-traded corporations, and other various white-collar criminals.
  • After earning a Bachelor of Arts and graduating summa cum laude from Boston College, Paul received a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School.
  • Paul is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First and Ninth Circuits, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the U.S. District Court for the Districts of South Dakota, Massachusetts and all state courts in Massachusetts and South Dakota.