Attorney Andrew Lax joined the Forrest Firm’s Charlotte office in April of 2018. For more than 30 years, Mr. Lax has worked as a litigator, resolving disputes for clients of the firm across a host of industries. In addition to his trial work, Mr. Lax also focuses on other forms of risk management, including dispute resolution, litigation avoidance, and claim/case handling.
During his career, Andy has taken over 200 trials to jury verdicts. Mr. Lax is also a Certified Superior Court Mediator, and he has mediated more than 600 cases in that role.
Mr. Lax began his legal career at the former Golding Meekins Law Firm in Charlotte, specializing in the defense of medical and other professional malpractice cases, along with a variety of other cases involving serious injury, death, or significant damages. In 1996, he joined three other attorneys in a boutique firm, Crews & Klein, adding construction law litigation and mediations to his practice. In 2003, Mr. Lax moved to the Charlotte branch of the McNair Law Firm as a litigator and shareholder. While at McNair, he built his practice across multiple areas of the law, representing clients in disputes related to business and commercial entities, along with complicated injury or death disputes, construction, and insurance issues.
Mr. Lax earned a bachelor of arts degree in history in 1977 from the College of William and Mary. In 1985, Andy received a juris doctor degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law.
Andrew Lax is licensed to practice law in the state of North Carolina, where he is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before all North Carolina courts, all federal courts based in North Carolina, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Education (Andrew W. Lax)
♦ J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 1985
♦ B.A., College of William and Mary, 1977