About

I am W. Andrew (Andy) Arnold.  I am a litigator, who has practiced employment law for almost 19 years.  Helping employees beat noncompetes and pursue their greatest worth is a passion of mine.  Courts have been become more willing to enforce non-competes and non-solicits.  The stakes are growing.  I welcome the challenge.

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Background

I am a Furman University graduate.  I graduated law school from the University of South Carolina in 1992. After two years with a large labor law defense firm, I left to start my own practice.  My practice began as an employment and business litigation practice, which has represented plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts.  However, I have litigated all sorts of cases, including nursing home neglect cases, defamation claims, consumer fraud cases under the unfair trade practice act, fraud and breach of contract claims.

I have also argued appeals to both the South Carolina Supreme Court, the South Carolina Court of Appeals and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

At present, most of my practice is litigation.  I like the courtroom.  But, for the most part, I have chosen sides.  I prefer representing individuals against corporate entities.  Unfortunately, there is more demand than supply for help for people with employment issues.  It seems wise to invest my efforts in the matters with the highest stakes.  Non-compete litigation fits the bill.

However, I perform a full range of legal services for individuals and small businesses, including drafting and reviewing employment contracts and severance agreements.  In addition to being a lawyer, I am also a certified mediator.

Education:

University of South Carolina School of Law   (J.D. 1992)

Furman University   (B.A. Political Science 1989)

Elected President of College Democrats, attended the 1988 Democratic Convention, and traveled to and studied in the former Soviet Union during winter term 1989.

-Spartanburg Methodist College (A.A. 1987)

President of student body.

Teaching Experience:

Webster University   (9/1/2000-5/1/2001)

Taught graduate level business classes: “Legal Issues in Human Resources” and “Ethical and Legal Issues in  Management.”

- Spartanburg Methodist College  (Spring Semester 2001)

Taught Political Science 101.

Community:

– Currently serve on the Leadership Greenville Board of Regents (Greenville Chamber of Commerce) and Jeremiah Project.

– Chair of Board of Commissioners on the Greenville Housing Authority. (Appointed by City Council).

– Elected to second term as chairman of the Greenville County Democratic Party (’06-08).

Interests:

Being a father.  Politics.  Macintosh computers and technology. Reading philosophy, history and biographies. Running. Watching sports. Writing.

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