Law School - Jones School of Law
Bar Admission - 4/24/1992
Law Office Locations:
Geographic Areas Served:
All Alabama Counties, Beasley Allen also handles cases throughout the United States.
Andy Birchfield manages the Beasley Allen's Mass Torts Section, which is recognized as a national leader in pharmaceutical litigation. The section successfully resolved claims for thousands of clients in the Vioxx, Bextra/Celebrex, Baycol, Rezulin, PPA and Ephedra litigations.
Area of Practice:
Louisiana, U.S. District Court (2004)
Alabama, U.S. District Court, Middle and Northern Districts of Alabama (1992)
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (1992)
Alabama State Bar
Montgomery County Bar Association
American Bar Association
The American Association for Justice
Montgomery County Trial Lawyers Association
Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
Public Justice Foundation
Andy Birchfield, Jr. i has served as President of the Montgomery County Young Lawyers and the Alabama Young Lawyers, as well as numerous task forces and committees of the Alabama State Bar.
Andy Birchfield, Jr. has served on the Committee for Character and Fitness, which assesses those attributes with respect to applicants for admission to the Bar. Andy also serves as a member of the Board of Governors of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association and is an active member of the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.
In December 2010, Andy Birchfield was named one of Beasley Allen's Litigators of the Decade. The award was created to recognize the attorney or attorneys who have demonstrated consistent excellence on behalf of their clients and the firm.
Andy Birchfield has been quoted in a number of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Lawyers Weekly USA, American Lawyer, Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, and the New York Times. He has also appeared on Sixty Minutes, CNBC's "Closing Bell," National Public Radio, CNN and MSNBC. Andy Birchfield has been selected to Alabama Super Lawyers 2009, 2010, and 2011; and to Best Lawyers in America 2012.
After graduating cum laude from Samford University, Andy Birchfield, Jr. went on to graduate magna cum laude from Thomas Goode Jones School of Law.
Beginning his legal career at a small law firm in Montgomery, Andy Birchfield gained trial experience in both state and federal courts. His practice encompassed a wide range of legal matters including personal injury and civil rights cases. After joining Beasley Allen in 1996, Andy Birchfield handled cases involving consumer fraud and commercial litigation. He later proved to be instrumental in developing the Mass Torts Litigation Section in 2000 and was named Section Head for Mass Torts, which now consists of 11 lawyers and 60 support staff. To date, Andy Birchfield has been involved in cases resulting in settlements and verdicts totaling in excess of $5.4 billion.
Andy Birchfield's efforts have been indispensable in heading the firm's Vioxx litigation. In April of 2005, Andy Birchfield was chosen to co-lead the Plaintiff's Steering Committee for the federal Vioxx Litigation MDL; and he has been lead counsel or co-lead counsel in five Vioxx trials, including one that resulted in a $51 million verdict against Merck.