Attorneys

Andrew A. Harris

Andrew joined Burlington & Rockenbach, P.A. as an associate in 2007 and became a partner in 2016.  He practices civil appellate law and provides trial support.

Before entering private practice, Andrew worked as a judicial clerk for Judge Robert M. Gross of the Fourth District Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach. 

While in law school at the George Washington University Law School, Andrew served on the Law Review as a Notes Editor.  He also participated in the School’s Moot Board Program.  As an undergraduate at Florida State University, Andrew was a recipient of an Academic Scholarship, majored in Criminology and graduated Magna Cum Laude

Andrew was born in West Palm Beach and grew up in New Jersey.  He is married to Adele Small Harris, a trust, estates, and probate attorney.  Andrew and Adele reside in Palm Beach Gardens with their daughters, Anne and Alexandra. Andrew's hobbies include cooking, reading, and running.

Education

Florida State University, B.S., Magna Cum Laude

The George Washington University Law School, J.D., With Honors

Bar Admissions

The Florida Bar

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

United States District Court, Southern District of Florida

Board Certification

Board certified by The Florida Bar in Appellate Practice, 2011 to present

Memberships

Palm Beach County Bar Association

Florida Justice Association

Palm Beach County Justice Association

    • Board of Directors 2014-2018

Awards and Recognition

Palm Beach Illustrated Top Lawyers, 2018

Florida Super Lawyers Appellate Practice, 2014-2018

South Florida Legal Guide Top Up and Comer, 2015-2018

Florida Legal Elite Up and Comer, 2014-2016

Publications and Presentations

Proposals for Settlement and the Ever-Increasing Evolution of Law, Florida Justice Association, 2018 Workhorse Seminar, March 21, 2018

Proposals for Settlement Webinar, Multiple Proposals, March 2, 2018.

Case Review for 2017, Palm Beach County Justice Association, December 8, 2017

Proposals for Settlement, Palm Beach County Justice Association, August 9, 2017.

Proposals for Settlement, Palm Beach County Bar Association, The Young Lawyer’s Section, June 28, 2017, co-presenter

Tips on Drafting Proposals for Settlement, Florida Justice Association Young Lawyers Seminar, 2017 Annual Convention.

Daubert’s Demise? Return of Frye?  Where do we all go from here, Palm Beach County Justice Association, April 7, 2017, co-presenter.

2016 Case Law Update, Florida Justice Association, Annual Review Webinar.

Voir Dire - Preserving the Record, Florida Justice Association, 2016 Annual Convention.

Proposal for Settlement Luncheon, Palm Beach County Bar Association, November 2015, co-presenter.

Medical Malpractice Law and Case Law Update, Florida Justice Association Annual Convention, June 12, 2015.

The Unriddling of the Civil Harmless-Error Standard in the Real World, Florida Justice Association Journal, May/June 2015.

Trying to Make Sense of Proposals for Settlement, Palm Beach County Justice Association Seminar Luncheon, May 12, 2015

The Impact of the New Harmless Error Test for Civil Cases, Florida Justice Association Case Law Insider, May 8, 2015.

Using the Evidentiary Principle of ‘Opening the Door’, Florida Justice Association Journal, December 2014.

Treating Physician Discovery, Palm Beach County Justice Association, SCOPE VIII Seminar, December 12, 2014

Tips to Challenge Financial Discovery Requests concerning Treating Physicians, Florida Justice Association Case Law Insider, November 14,2014

An Appellate Perspective on Preserving Voir Dire Issues for Appeal, Florida Justice Association Annual Convention, June 11, 2014

Jury Rehabilitation, Florida Justice Association Journal, June 2014.

Social Media Discovery Requests, Briefings, A Publication of the Palm Beach County Justice Association, First Quarter 2014.

Motions in Limine (and Memorandum of Law) to help confront defense arguments that question the plaintiff’s treating physicians, the attempted use of Medicare reimbursement rates (and other types of statutorily or contractually-determined rates), and the billing code “experts,” Palm Beach County Justice Association Scope VII Seminar, December 6, 2013.

Four Recent Decisions in the Uncertain Area of Proposal for Settlement Law, Florida Justice Association Case Law Insider, September 14, 2012

Motions in Limine to Help Confront Common Defense Arguments that Question the Plaintiff’s Treating Physicians and the Integrity of the Plaintiff and His/Her Attorney, Palm Beach County Justice Association Scope V Seminar, December 2, 2011

An Attempt to Understand Florida Law Regarding Proposals for Settlement, Florida Justice Association Case Law Insider, July 8, 2011

The Distinction between Treating Physicians and Expert Physicians for Purposes of Discovery, Palm Beach County Justice Association Scope IV Seminar, December 3, 2010

Confronting the Alcohol or Drug Defense Statute, Florida Justice Association Case Law Insider, May 10, 2010

An Attempt to Understand Florida Law Regarding Proposals for Settlement, Florida Justice Association Case Law Insider, January 15, 2010

FDUPTA’s Measure of Actual Damages Ain’t Pretty, Florida Justice Association Case Law Insider, July 10, 2009

What Remedies are Available when a Hospital Fails to Fulfill its Obligation to Provide Emergency Services and Care?, Florida Justice Association Case Law Insider, May 8, 2009

How to be Reasonably Certain of a Successful Claim for Lost Future Earning Capacity, Florida Justice Association Journal, July 2009

Fraud on the Court, Florida Justice Association Journal, November/December 2008

Representative Cases

Cantore v. West Boca Med. Ctr., Inc., No. SC15-1926, 2018 WL 1959479 (Fla. Apr. 26, 2018)

Jervis v. Castaneda & GEICO Gen. Ins. Co., Case No. 4D17-332, 2018 WL 1952980 (Fla. 4th DCA Apr. 25, 2018)

Philip Morris USA Inc. v. Gore, 238 So.3d 828 (Fla. 4th DCA 2018)

Gelsomino v. ACE American Ins. Co., 207 So.3d 288 (Fla. 4th DCA 2016)

Perez v. Suszczynski, 809 F.3d 1213 (11th Cir. 2016)

Pratt v. Weiss, 161 So.3d 1268 (Fla. 2015)

Berg v. Young, 175 So.3d 863 (Fla. 4th DCA 2015)

North American Capacity Ins. Co. v. C.H., 173 So.3d 1075 (Fla. 2d DCA 2015)

Special v. Baux, 160 So.3d 1251 (Fla. 2014)

Hoang Dinh Duong v. Ziadie, 153 So.3d 354 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014)

Ford v. Ford, 153 So.3d 315 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014)

Castellanos v. Target Corp., 568 Fed. Appx. 886 (Fla. 11th Cir. 2014)

Masone v. City of Aventura, Udowyhcenko v. City of Orlando, 147 So.3d 492 (Fla. 2014)

Montero v. Nandal, 2014 WL 7399085 (11th Cir. 2014)

Lopez v. Andie’s, Inc., 137 So.3d 529 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014)

Straub v. Muir-Villas Homeowners Ass’n, 128 So.3d 885 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013)

Pelham v. Walker, 135 So.3d 1114 (Fla. 2d DCA 2013)

Bradshaw v. Boynton-JCP Assocs., Ltd., 125 So.3d 289 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013)

Poland v. Zaccheo, 82 So.3d 133 (Fla. 4th DCA 2012)

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