Andy Faes devotes his practice entirely to civil litigation, with an emphasis on complex pharmaceutical and medical device actions.
For the past few years, Andy has focused on electronic discovery matters and case management, providing practical and efficient discovery management solutions in a wide variety of cases from individual personal injury cases involving a single client with productions consisting of only several hundred pages, to complex cases involving thousands of clients with multimillion-page document collections. His practice includes counseling others on electronic discovery processes, vendors, products, procedures, and analytics that will produce results for his clients. In addition, he is experienced in addressing confidentiality and privilege claims to company documents, and is well-versed in both challenging and defending those claims.
Andy grew up in Bettendorf, Iowa and earned his undergraduate degree from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois and his J.D. degree from the University of Missouri- Kansas City. Upon graduation, Andy joined a small general practice firm in Kansas City, where he assisted clients with a wide variety of issues, including landlord/tenant disputes, employment discrimination, estate administration, domestic cases, and minor criminal offenses. Later, he became associated with the Kansas City firm of Shook, Hardy & Bacon, where he focused his practice in the area of products liability defense. Before joining Wagstaff & Cartmell in 2009, Andy was hired by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to assist with electronic discovery on a class-action employment discrimination lawsuit and stayed on to assist the agency with discovery and FOIA issues on CERCLA cases.
Andy has been an active member of the American Association for Justice ever since he represented his class at AAJ’s annual trial competition as a member of the law school’s national trial team during his final year at UMKC. Also, he is an active member of the Missouri Bar Association and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.
Pharmaceutical and Medical Device
PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE
Attorney, Shook, Hardy & Bacon
J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City
B.A., Western Illinois University
American Association for Justice
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Missouri Bar Association