Robert McAndrew receives Morris County Bar Association Civil Practice Award

This honor is given to a lawyer member of the Morris County Bar Association who elevated their particular practice areas by their service to the practice, professionalism and dedication to fostering the relationship between the attorney practitioners and the bench. The award reflects our belief that a collegial and mutually respectful relationship between the bench and the bar is a critical component to the administration of justice.

Over the past 30 years, Bob has dedicated his practice almost exclusively to litigation. He credits his clerkship for The Honorable Mark A. Sullivan, Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, with setting him on a career path highlighted by the pursuit of personal and professional excellence, dedication to the law and service to the bar and the bar association. Today, Bob’s practice focuses on the prosecution of professional liability claims primarily legal malpractice, commercial litigation and insurance coverage litigation. He is frequently called upon to serve as an expert in cases involving legal malpractice and in addition, over the course of his career, he has had significant experience in real estate litigation, estate litigation and personal injury matters. Bob is a past President of the Morris County Bar Association and Foundation and continues to serve on the Foundation board. He has served as a member of the District Ethics Committee and is a past Chair of District XB. He is a past chair and current member of the Civil Practice Committee and a member of the Solo/Small Firm Committee.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Bob is a talented guitar player and singer. For the last ten years, Bob has been playing guitar and singing with a local rock & roll band called The Impostors that also features his musical partner, attorney Brian Fruehling. Bob has also been known to play for private gatherings, benefits and holiday parties, singing a wide range of songs from American standards, to The Beatles, and also contemporary pop music.

In addition to his professional and musical accomplishments, his greatest role is that of Husband, Father, Father-in-law and Grandpa. His dedication to his wife of 43 years, Rosemary and his children and their spouses, Jennifer and Jon, Lisa and Jake, and Michael and Jaci, is matched only by his unending devotion to, constant encouragement of, and endless rule breaking with his three grandchildren, Julia, Jack and Chase.

Source: Morris County Bar Association Annual Installation Dinner, January 26, 2016

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