J. Andrew Baxter

Top rated business litigation attorney in McLean, Virginia

General Counsel, P.C.
J. Andrew Baxter
General Counsel, P.C.

Practice Areas: Business litigation, Employment litigation; view more

Licensed in Virginia since: 2009

Education: Florida Coastal School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2022

General Counsel, P.C.

6849 Old Dominion Drive
Suite 220
McLean, VA 22101 Visit website


J. Andrew Baxter is a senior attorney at General Counsel, P.C. A seasoned litigator as well as a trusted provider of legal advice and counsel, he represents clients throughout parts of Virginia as well as in the District of Columbia from the firm’s office in McLean, Virginia. Mr. Baxter has been admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia since 2009.

Mr. Baxter has represented both defendants and plaintiffs in a variety of matters, both in court and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. His cases have included bad faith and other types of insurance coverage issues, intellectual property, debt collections, employment law defense, contract breaches, and personal injury and wrongful death claims. Mr. Baxter’s clients have included domestic and international companies, entrepreneurs, governmental agencies and management. He was the lead attorney for the plaintiff in a case involving a breach of contract that ultimately ended in his client’s receipt of millions of dollars in damages, which was reported to be the second-largest jury award obtained in 2017. In addition to his dispute resolution experience, Mr. Baxter provides advice and counsel to many of his clients in the areas of risk management and litigation avoidance. 

As an undergraduate, Mr. Baxter majored in music composition and performance at Valdosta State University in Georgia, and he received a bachelor’s degree in 2004. He subsequently went on to pursue his legal education at Florida Coastal School of Law, and while he was there, he studied international law and other subjects at the University of Haifa, Faculty of Law, in Israel. After being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2009, Mr. Baxter had his own practice before joining General Counsel, P.C., in 2015

Practice areas

Business litigation, Employment litigation: plaintiff, Employment litigation: defense, General litigation

Focus areas

Trade secret, Non-compete agreements, Employment discrimination, Wrongful termination, Retaliation, Employment law - employer, Litigation

  • 40% Business litigation
  • 20% Employment litigation: plaintiff
  • 20% Employment litigation: defense
  • 20% General litigation

First Admitted: 2009, Virginia

Professional Webpage: https://www.generalcounsellaw.com/about-the-firm/biographies...

  • Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 – 2017 by Super Lawyers
  • Lead counsel in Heard Construction, Inc. v. Waterfront Marine Construction, Inc. et al.,  which was 2nd largest jury verdict in 2017 as determined by Virginia Lawyers Weekly (https://valawyersweekly.com/2018/01/22/medical-malpractice-suit-tops-largest-verdicts/), 2017 Virginia's Largest Jury Verdicts, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, 2018
  • Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in McLean, VA by Super Lawyers
Educational Background:
  • Valdosta State University, Bachelor’s Degree, Majors: Music Composition and Performance

  • Haifa Law Institute, Haifa, Israel, Majors:  International Corporate Law, Comparative Law, and International Humanitarian Law

  • Lead counsel in Heard Construction, Inc. v. Waterfront Marine Construction, Inc. et al., which was 2nd largest jury verdict in 2017 as determined by Virginia Lawyers Weekly (https://valawyersweekly.com/2018/01/22/medical-malpractice-suit-tops-largest-verdicts/), 2017
  • How does defamation relate to business practices? Defamation is the publication of any false statement with the knowledge that it is untrue with the intent to harm another person. Any public communication about an employee's fitness to perform could be considered defamatory. As an employer, you must take care in email conversations, performance evaluations, job references and other management communications., Virginia Lawyer Andy Baxter on Defamation, 2018
Industry Groups:
  • Government Contracting

Office location for J. Andrew Baxter

6849 Old Dominion Drive
Suite 220
McLean, VA 22101

Phone: 703-762-2831


1 Year Super Lawyers
7 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2022

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