Paul J. Andrews

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Rapid City, SD

Paul J. Andrews, Attorney at Law
 | 14 St. Joseph Street, Suite 200D
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: 605-718-4001
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2017
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.

Mr. Andrews works primarily out of his office in Rapid City, South Dakota, but as a founding equity member of Neelon, Andrews & Levin, LLC, he also maintains offices in that firm's home office in Braintree, Massachusetts.  

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 - 2017

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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:

  • AGGRAVATED ASSAULT INDICTMENT DISMISSED - Working closely with the State's Attorney's Office, Paul was able to obtain a a dismissal of the indictment against his client in favor of a deferred prosecution agreement.  This agreement allowed his client to keep a clean record so that he could go forward with his plans to join the United States military., 2017
  • MOTION TO DISMISS REVERSED ON APPEAL - Paul successfully argued before the Massachusetts Court of Appeals and obtained a reversal of a Motion to Dismiss that had been granted by the district court on the basis of the Massachusetts anti-SLAPP statute.  As Plainitff's appellate counsel, Paul presuaded the Appeals Court that his client's defamation case did not violate the anti-SLAPP statute and that the dismissal was improper.  The Appeals Court agreed and returned the case to the district court.  Shortly thereafter, the parties settled the case., 2017
  • DETENTION ORDER REVERSED - Paul successfully argued a Motion to Reconsider a detention order issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota and was able to secure his client's release on bond after presenting the Court with critical evidence which his prior attorney had failed to present to the Court at the initial detention hearing.  Paul's client is now back home with his family and awaiting his opportunity to clear his name at trial., 2017
  • $350,000 JURY VERDICT - Paul successfully tried a case for defamation in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts against a Canadian corporation and Canadian individual, resulting in a jury verdict for his client of $350,000.00, 2015
  • MOTION TO DISMISS REVERSED ON APPEAL - Paul successfully argued an appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, overturning the Central District of California District Court's dismissal of his client's defamation case against a foreign national on the basis of forum non conveniens.  After the case was returned to the District Court, Paul was ultimately able to negotiate a settlement between the parties., 2014

Educational Background:

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

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association
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    Website - www.nallaw.com
    Office Location for Paul J. Andrews

    14 St. Joseph Street
    Suite 200D
    Rapid City, SD 57701

    Phone: 605-718-4001

     

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