Andrew M. Buttaro advises clients on complex litigation and appellate matters. A former clerk to two appellate courts, he has briefed and argued cases before the federal courts of appeal and state courts of last resort. Andrew has worked on litigation and antitrust matters for financial institutions and drafted dispositive motions for both state and federal court. An experienced writer, he has been published in lay and legal publications, and his legal scholarship has been cited in merits briefing before the US Supreme Court.
Andrew also has experience with issues involving both law and public policy. He has worked on the legal team of a presidential campaign, evaluated nominees to the federal bench for the Senate Judiciary Committee, and provided research for a leading political action committee. Before attending law school, Andrew worked in the speechwriting office of the White House and led a cross-country bicycle trip that raised money for affordable housing charities.
Represented pro bono client in Jones v. Zatecky, 917 F.3d 578 (7th Cir. 2019), leading court to grant conditional writ of habeas corpus because defendant was deprived of effective assistance of trial counsel in state-court proceeding.
Served as appellate counsel in Bell v. Pulmosan Safety Equip. Corp., 906 F.3d 711 (8th Cir. 2018), which reversed default judgment because service of process was improper and district court lacked jurisdiction.
University of Virginia, 2012, J.D.
University of Virginia, 2012, M.A., Legal History
Boston College, 2007, B.A., Political Science, History
Supreme Court of the United States
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US District Court for the District of Connecticut
US District Court for the District of Massachusetts
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US District Court for the Northern District of Texas
US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
US District Court for the Southern District of Texas
US District Court for the Western District of Texas
US District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
US District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
Clerkship to Judge David J. Porter of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2018 - 2019)
Clerkship to Justice Eva M. Guzman of the Supreme Court of Texas (2014 - 2015)