Andrew D. Brown


Andrew D. Brown concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation, corporate law, and appellate litigation.

Prior to joining Shanahan McDougal, Andrew served in three roles in the North Carolina Judicial Branch. He began his legal career as a law clerk for N.C. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Robert H. Edmunds, Jr. After his clerkship, Andrew assumed the role of Chief of Staff and Counsel for North Carolina Chief Justice Mark Martin, in which he supervised both the administrative and adjudicatory functions of the Office of Chief Justice at the Supreme Court of North Carolina. In April 2017, Andrew became the Director of the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts, where he led efforts to implement recommendations made by the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice. In this role, he founded the North Carolina Judicial Fellowship, an office that provides independent and confidential legal research and writing support to the 370+ judges comprising North Carolina’s Superior and District Courts. As Director of the Fellowship, he supervised an office of ten lawyers, presented to judges at judicial education conferences, and traveled the state meeting with judges and their staffs.

Before law school, Andrew served as a campaign manager and consultant on four successful, statewide judicial campaigns. He was a Law Fellow with the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics and an Undergraduate Fellow on Terrorism with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. He has served on both the Board of Directors for Lifecare, Inc. and on the Steering Committee for the Triangle Chapter of the Federalist Society.

Andrew holds a Bachelors of Arts and a Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In law school, Andrew was published while serving as an editor on the North Carolina Law Review and was one of eight people in his graduating class inducted in the James E. and Carolyn B. Davis Society.

He and his wife have three children and are active members of the Summit Church.  He enjoys drumming, reading biographies, ultimate frisbee, and travel.