About Countryman Law Firm

Andrew W. Countryman, Esq.

Andy has practiced law in the Lowcountry since 2005. From then through April 2017, he worked in larger Charleston firms, including nearly ten years at one with around 100 lawyers. In most of those cases, Andy defended lawyers, doctors, hospitals, businesses, nursing homes, architects, contractors, and people involved in car wrecks. These were usually clients with insurance coverage, and the insurance company paid for the representation. This was meaningful work that put Andy in court frequently. However, at its core, it was usually about saving insurance companies money.

Andy left the firm and started his own practice in 2017. While he still handles some defense cases, being on his own allows him to represent wronged and injured people. This usually means fighting an insurance company. Andy knows how the insurance companies and their lawyers work and uses this knowledge to strategically, thoughtfully and aggressively advocate for his clients. Litigation is adversarial, complicated and can take a long time. Andy enjoys guiding clients through the process in a way they can understand and appreciate.

Andy also has significant experience in construction law. This includes residential and commercial defect cases, contract review and preparation, and mechanic’s/builder’s liens.

Mediation is a settlement conference where a neutral third-party works with the litigants and their lawyers to see if they can reach a resolution. Mediation is mandatory for all South Carolina civil cases. Andy is a certified mediator and takes pleasure in helping litigants work towards resolving their issues out of court.

Andy uses his background to tailor each representation to the client’s needs. While he cannot guaranty any particular result, this approach tends to lead to satisfied and informed clients.

Andy earned a B.S. in psychology from Davidson College (North Carolina) in 2002. He played four years of varsity football at Davidson and for a season after college in Germany for the Deggendorf Black Hawks (now the Plattling Black Hawks). Andy earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2005.

Andy lives with his wife Suzannah and son Lyon in Mount Pleasant. They enjoy time together on the water, watching and attending sporting events (especially Carolina Panthers’ games), and being with family and friends.

Super Lawyers 2021
South Carolina Association for Justice
Soutyh Carolina Bar
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Education:

Davidson College, B.S. psychology, 2002

Univ. of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2005

Licensures:

South Carolina Bar (2005)

United States District Court for South Carolina (2005)

United States Court of Appeals (4th Circuit) (2018)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

Charleston County Bar Association

South Carolina Association for Justice

American Bar Association

AWARDS & DISTINGTIONS:

South Carolina Super Lawyer (Super Lawyers Magazine) 2020-2021

South Carolina Rising Star (Super Lawyers Magazine) 2013–2019

Legal Elite of the Lowcountry (Charleston Business Magazine) 2019

Contact Countryman Law Firm

Address:
321 Wingo Way, Suite 102
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Phone:
843.253.4477

Fax:
844.644.3165

Email:
Andrew Countryman, Esq.
awc@countrymanlawfirm.com

Legal Assistant: Elizabeth Schilpp
nes@countrymanlawfirm.com

Office Manager: Suzannah Countryman
Email: sgc@countrymanlawfirm.com

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