Paul J. Andrews

Honors and Awards

Mr. Andrews has received several Special Achievement and Outstanding Service Awards from the U.S. Department of Justice, the Office of Inspector General for the FDIC, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Bar Admissions

Private Practice Experience

Mr. Andrews established the Andrews Law Office, LLC in Rapid City, South Dakota effective January, 2018. Mr. Andrews concentrates his practice in criminal defense, civil litigation and securities regulation and litigation. His private practice experience includes the representation of individuals and companies in federal and state criminal matters in the areas of drug possession, DUI, computer crimes, securities fraud, mortgage fraud, bank fraud, telemarketing fraud, tax fraud, regulatory fraud, asset forfeiture and money laundering.

Mr. Andrews also represents individuals and companies in a wide variety of federal and state civil matters, including business litigation, civil RICO cases, alleged violations of consumer protection laws, civil and criminal tax investigations, regulatory agency investigations, federal civil rights violations, legal malpractice and Bar disciplinary investigations. He has represented clients in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Prior to founding the Andrews Law Office, LLC. Mr. Andrews was a partner in the Boston law firm of Denner Pellegrino LLP, where he was involved in several high-profile criminal and civil cases in Massachusetts and elsewhere.

Government Practice Experience

Mr. Andrews also spent over twelve years as a Trial Attorney with the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section, prosecuting various white-collar crimes throughout the United States, including securities fraud, bank fraud, bank bribery, bankruptcy fraud, money laundering, mail and wire fraud, government procurement fraud, obstruction of justice and perjury. As a member of the New England Bank Fraud Task Force, based in Boston, he successfully prosecuted numerous bank officers and directors.

His diverse range of experience included co-directing a multi-agency task force that investigated fraud and corruption on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. As a member of the President's Corporate Fraud Task Force, Mr. Andrews was the lead Trial Attorney in the highly successful investigation of Just for Feet, Inc., a publicly traded company located in Birmingham, Alabama, during which he personally procured guilty pleas from seven high-ranking executives in the athletic apparel industry. As a result of the innovative methods he used in combating corporate fraud in the Just for Feet investigation, Mr. Andrews was invited to address the U.S. Department of Justice's National Advocacy Center on the topic.