J. ANDREW HIRTH

Education

University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
    J.D. cum laude, May 2005
    
University of Missouri - Columbia
    M.A. in English, May 1999    
    B.A. in English with honors, May 1995    
    B.A. in Psychology with honors, May 1995

Bar Admissions

     Missouri
     Illinois (Inactive)
     Eighth Circuit
     Ninth Circuit
     Eleventh Circuit
     U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Missouri
     U.S. District Court, Northern Illinois

Publications

Judges Are Not Like Umpires, ISBA Bench & Bar 41:1 (2010)

We Were Only Teasing: The Eighth Circuit Misses the Quintessence of Hostile Work Environment Claims under the ADA, 70 Mo. L. Rev. (2005) 

Laying to Rest the Ecclesiastical Presumption of Falsity: Why the Missouri Approved Instructions Should Include Falsity as an Element of Defamation, 69 Mo. L. Rev. (2004)

 

Before forming TGH Litigation, Andy Hirth served as Deputy General Counsel in the Missouri Attorney General's Office, where he represented the people of Missouri in many of the state's highest-profile cases.  During his six and a half years with the AGO, Andy defended numerous Missouri statutes from constitutional challenge, including the Macks Creek Law and the Inter-District School Transfer Law; represented Missouri in a $1.14 billion contract dispute between 46 states and more than 30 major tobacco companies; got Missouri's natural resources damage suit over the Bridgeton Landfill fire remanded to state court; and challenged regulations imposed on Missouri farms and businesses by the federal government and the state of California.

Andy graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 2005, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Missouri Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif.  Andy founded and served as president of the University of Missouri-Columbia Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.  He received a Burton Award for Legal Achievement and the Judge Shepard Barclay Prize for the graduating law student "who has attained the highest standing in scholarship and moral leadership."

After law school, Andy clerked for the Hon. Nanette K. Laughrey, United States District Judge for the Western District of Missouri and spent three years in private practice at Jenner & Block LLP in Chicago, Illinois. As an associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation and Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Groups, Andy represented a national over-the-road trucking company in an EEOC enforcement action alleging a pattern and practice of sexual harassment; defended a national media company from defamation and tortious interference claims by a former radio personality; and challenged the death sentence of an inmate in Florida. In 2010, Andy returned to Missouri to work for Attorney General Chris Koster. 

Andy has taught Constitutional Law as an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law.  He holds a Juris Doctor and a Master's degree in English from the University of Missouri - Columbia.  Andy is licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois.

Contact

andy@tghlitigation.com