I am W. Andrew (Andy) Arnold. I am a litigator, who has practiced employment law for 24 years. Helping employees beat noncompetes and pursue their greatest worth is one of my passions. Courts have been become more willing to enforce non-competes and non-solicits. The stakes are growing. I welcome the challenge.
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.
In September 2016, I became a partner in the Horton Law Firm. Founded in 1970, Horton Law Firm has eight lawyers who practice in a variety of areas, including employment law, business litigation, personal injury litigation, family law, real estate, corporate law, workers compensation and mediation. Our law firm is committed to providing exceptional value, honest counsel and personalized service to our clients.
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 being in the courtroom. And, 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.
And I am proud to be a South Carolina Lawyer: