Paul J. Andrews

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Rapid City, SD

Neelon, Andrews & Levin, LLC
 | 14 St. Joseph Street, Suite 308
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: 605-718-4001
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Bringing a diverse background to his practice today, Paul J. Andrews provides criminal defense services for a wide variety of felony and misdemeanor offenses including assault & battery, criminal domestic violence, drug & alcohol violations, juvenile delinquency, motor vehicle offenses, probation violations, sex-related offenses, theft and traffic violations.

Mr. Andrews also has extensive experience in white collar criminal defense and has represented individuals and businesses in federal and state courts accross the counrty.  Among the matters Mr. Andrews defends are: mail, wire, tax, telemarketing, internet, bank, mortgage, securities and regulatory fraud; violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO"); asset forfeiture; and money laundering.

Mr. Andrews successfully has represented individuals and businesses before state and federal regulatory agencies, such as the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

A seasoned trial attorney, Mr. Andrews has represented individuals and business, both as plaintiffs and defrendants, in a wide variety of complex civil litigation matters in federal and state courts throughout the country, including: defamation; civil fraud cases; shareholder lawsuits; civil RICO matters; contract disputes; conversion claims; and negligence.

As a founding equity member of Neelon, Andrews & Levin, LLC, he has offices in the firm's home office in Braintree, Massachusetts, and works primarily out of the firm’s western office in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Prior to entering into private practice, Mr. Andrews served for over twelve years with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, where he prosecuted a number of white collar crimes accross the country, resulting in convictions of numerous officers and directors of banks and publically-traded corporations, and other various white-collar criminals. Now that Mr. Andrews is on the other side of the courtroom, he uses this background to predict how the prosecution may act and appropriately structure a defense for his clients.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts and graduating summa cum laude from Boston College, Mr. Andrews received a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School.

Today, Mr. Andrews is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, as well as all state courts in Massachusetts and South Dakota.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Overdrawn Bank Account, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Civil Litigation (20%)

Civil Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Overdrawn Bank Account, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: White Collar: White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2016

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About Paul Andrews

Admitted: 1991, South Dakota

Professional Webpage: http://www.bostonilg.com/Paul.html

Honors and Awards:

  • The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • The Office of Inspector General for the FDIC

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Court - Massachusetts, 2016
  • U.S. District court - District of South Dakota
  • State of South Dakota  
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces of the United States
  • U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • ReedLogic Video Leadership Seminars™: Updated Strategies for White Collar Legal Defense, 2007 and 2008, Featuring Paul J. Andrews

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Paul successfully tried a case for defamation in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts against a Canadian corporation and Cnadaina individual, resulting in a jury verdict for his client of $350,000.00, 2015
  • Paul successfully argued an appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, overturning the District Court's dismissal of his client's case on the basis of forum non conveniens., 2014

Educational Background:

  • Boston College, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association
  • Find Me Online
    WebsiteWebsite - www.nallaw.com
    Office Location for Paul J. Andrews

    14 St. Joseph Street
    Suite 308
    Rapid City, SD 57701

    Phone: 605-718-4001

     

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