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Andrew S. Cardwell

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Andrew had early-life ambitions to be a cowboy gunslinger, rustling cattle, and sleeping under the starry sky. These ambitions were suffocated by the fact that Andrew grew up within spitting distance of Dallas, Texas (which, oddly enough, is home to the Cowboys) which despite outsiders’ assumptions, has very little acreage for cattle to roam (it’s mostly concrete, skyscrapers, and “herds” of traffic) and the city lights obscure one’s view of the stars. His hopes dashed, Andrew instead hit the old cattle trail affectionately referred to by locals as Interstate 20, and landed in Clinton, Mississippi, where he spent four years at Mississippi College learning what a crawfish was, how grits can be a delicacy, and even how to stomach sweet tea. He grew fond of the notion that in Mississippi, everyone in the state is basically your next-door neighbor, once removed. He fell in love with the fact that Mississippians are some of the most hospitable folks in the world (and that’s saying something coming from Texas, y’all). Accordingly, Andrew stuck around for three years at Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson. While in law school, Andrew became smitten with a lovely young damsel that hailed from Heidelberg, Mississippi. This smart-as-a-whip legal debutante, who would later become his better half, introduced Andrew to the uniquities and charm Laurel, Mississippi, has to offer. A mere couple of years later, Andrew and his bride would establish their homestead in the City Beautiful, where they now have a herd of two young cowpokes and a couple of curs. Andrew has dedicated his law practice to helping small business owners like himself realize their dreams, while also being entrusted with ensuring the future and well-being of local families through skilled estate planning.

While Andrew may have fallen short of living life on the open range, he could not be happier trading barbed wire for picket fences in the epicenter of Hometown, USA.

Bar Admissions:

  • Mississippi
  • Texas
  • Mississippi Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the State of Mississippi (Northern & Southern Districts)

Education:

  • Mississippi College School of Law:
  • — Juris Doctorate
  • Mississippi College
  • — Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice
  • — Minor in Spanish

Honors:

  • Named one of Mississippi’s 50 Leading Attorneys as a member of the Mississippi Business Journal’s Leadership in Law Class of 2012
  • Awarded a rating of BV Distinguished by Martindale Hubbell
  • Mississippi Bar Leadership Class of 2016
  • Named Best Attorney in the World by Andrew's Mother

Affiliations:

  • Mississippi Bar, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Jasper County Bar Association, Member
  • Jones County Bar Association, Member
  • Mississippi Oil & Gas Lawyers Association, Member
  • Mississippi Association of Petroleum Landmen, Associate Member
  • American Association of Professional Landmen, Member