Andrew always knew his calling was to help people. After all, this path started for him long ago.
There are few experiences more formative than growing up as “the Pastor’s kid.” Andrew would watch his father and maternal grandfather work to provide support and leadership to their local church congregations. And he observed, very early, how that steadfast commitment to the community wasn’t just confined to weekly services. Andrew also took special note of the way his paternal grandfather, a teacher, lived out his faith by ministering to everyone around him and serving the needs of others despite never working a day in his life as a pastor.
Each thread of their faith was intertwined with resolution: to seek every opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives – in the workplace, at home and in the neighborhood. At a young age, Andrew was taught to love and be of service to others. Growing up, this powerful ethic transformed into a passion for helping those in need. Later, he found that the unique combination of analytical thinking and opportunity to give back made the legal profession the best avenue to pursue this calling. And it was.
After earning a B.A. in History and Business Administration from Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas he moved on to Drake University School of Law in Des Moines, Iowa where he graduated with a J.D. He was first appointed by the State of Missouri as a Trial Attorney in the Public Defender’s Office and after two years continued his journey in private law firms. During his next eleven years in private practice, Andrew represented individuals across all walks of life, and businesses in various industries, in matters ranging from serious personal injuries and wrongful death to business litigation and dispute resolution.
Today Andrew has been practicing law for nearly seventeen years. He is a founding member of Morefield Speicher Bachman, LC, a firm that is based on the bedrock principles of integrity, hard work, excellence, stewardship, and services to others. Let’s face it – some attorneys just don’t care and will tell you what you want to hear in order to make a buck. But not Andrew and his partners. When a potential client first walks through the door, Andrew’s first concern is always whether he is the right fit for them, not whether the client’s case can benefit his firm. The most important question is “What is best for the client?” And if the client will be better served by hiring a different attorney, Andrew will be the first to offer a referral recommendation.
Whether it’s a personal injury, wrongful death, business formation or business litigation case, Andrew leverages his industry expertise to both advise clients on how to achieve the best result for their case, and to counsel them through what is often a very painful and discouraging season of life. This helps many clients concentrate on recovery and restoration and moving forward with their lives, while he fights for the greatest possible outcome.
But it doesn’t just end there. Andrew’s core principles have led him onto a path of stewardship and service in more ways than one. From pro-bono cases to volunteering, for years he has helped serve and support causes that assist low income individuals and families in getting back on their feet. His contributions have had a lasting effect in the Kansas City area community.
If you have a personal injury, wrongful death or business litigation legal claim, come in and speak with Andrew. He will give you and your case the time and consideration it deserves and will always strive to do what is in your best interest, no matter what it takes.
We at Morefield Speicher Bachman believe that everyone should have the opportunity to tell their story and hear about the legal process involved. Your first consultation is completely free.