Andrew J. McCluggage
Andy McCluggage is a trial lawyer. His practice focuses primarily on product liability, premises liability, commercial automobile, and industrial accident claims involving property damage, personal injury, and wrongful death. Andy also has experience with construction defect, consumer law, and professional liability claims.
Andy has represented clients large and small in lawsuits involving allegations of defects in automobiles and automobile components, tires, industrial equipment, construction equipment and components, oilfield equipment, and marine equipment.
Andy has defended property owners, property management entities, and contractors involving a wide variety of premises liability claims, ranging from simple slip and falls to third-party criminal conduct cases. Andy has also represented facility owners, managers, and operators in a wide variety of industrial accident claims, including those against employers for workplace negligence associated with non-subscriber programs.
Andy’s transportation practice extends from coast to coast, and includes representing local, regional, and long-haul trucking companies and their drivers in claims for personal injury, property damage, and wrongful death. Andy also has experience assisting trucking companies with DOT/FMCSA compliance issues and advising them before, during, and after DOT audits.
Andy’s energy practice includes representation of well interest owners, petroleum services companies, product manufacturers, production crews, and other entities related to the energy sector.
Restaurants & Retail
Andy represents bar and restaurant owners in Dram Shop/Liquor Liability claims throughout Texas ranging from allegations of simple personal injury to multiple fatalities. He has successfully resolved dozens of Dram Shop cases despite catastrophic liability and damages facts.
Andy has represented contractors of all sizes in construction defect claims and has obtained favorable decisions from both Courts and Arbitration Panels in these cases.
Obtained favorable jury verdicts in trucking lawsuits involving serious personal injury and aggravated liability facts coupled with admitted fault.
Trial and Arbitration experience in personal injury, consumer law, and construction defect actions.
Obtained Summary Judgment on behalf of large residential homebuilder in personal injury action. Affirmed on Appeal
lonso v. Westin Homes Corporation, et al. 2016 WL 7234474 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] December 13, 2016, no pet.)
Obtained denial of all claims from Arbitration Panel on behalf of subcontractor in construction defect arbitration seeking nearly $2 Million in damages arising out of renovation work on a condominium complex in Galveston, Texas.
Obtained Summary Judgment on behalf of international valve and fitting manufacturer in negligence and premises liability action.
Obtained Summary Judgment on behalf of Fortune 500 clothing retailer in premises liability action.
Represents national products manufacturers in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims.
Represents major automobile parts retailer in premises liability, product liability, commercial automobile claims, and consumer law/DTPA claims.
Represents local and regional transportation companies in DOT audits.
Represents national, regional, and local transportation companies in personal injury and wrongful death claims.
Listed for Personal Injury - General: Defense, Civil Litigation: Defense
Publications & Speaking Engagements
Education, Admissions & Activities
South Texas College of Law
J.D., magna cum laude, 2008
South Texas Law Review
Board of Advocates
Texas A&M University
United States District Court of Texas
Southern, Eastern, Western
Professional and Community Activities
Defense Research Institute
Trucking Law Committee, Regional Editor: DRI Trucking Law Compendium
Houston Bar Association
First Colony Little League Board Member