Andy Tindel is a native East Texan. After graduating from Baylor University with a B.B.A. in Accounting, Andy completed his legal education at Baylor University School of Law in 1982. Upon graduation from law school, Andy served as a law clerk to the Honorable William M. Steger, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, for three years. Since leaving the court in 1985, Andy has concentrated his practice on the trial and appeal of complex commercial litigation and personal injury cases, primarily in Federal Court.
Andy is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in the fields of Civil Trial Law, Civil Appellate Law and Personal Injury Trial Law. Andy is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Southern, Western and Northern Districts of Texas and the Eastern District of Oklahoma. Andy is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Smith County Bar Association, Fifth Circuit Bar Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, East Texas Trial Lawyers Association, College of the State Bar of Texas, Bar Association of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, American Board of Trial Advocates and the T. John Ward Chapter of the American Inns of Court.
In 2005, Andy had the honor of serving as the Chairman of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas. The Litigation Section is the largest section of the State Bar of Texas and is made up of trial lawyers practicing in all areas of litigation throughout Texas. Andy is a life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and currently serves on the board of directors of the Smith County Bar Foundation.
Andy served as President of the Bar Association of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in 2001-2002, as President of the East Texas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates in 2002-2003 and as President of the T. John Ward Chapter of the American Inns of Court in 2012-2013. Andy has also served on the Local Rules Committee for the Eastern District of Texas as well as numerous other court appointed committees and task forces dealing with federal practice and the administration of justice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
Andy is married to the former Sandy Roberts, who is also a graduate of Baylor University and a registered nurse. They are members of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler and board members of Christian Foundations of Faith. In his spare time, Andy enjoys running, weight lifting and oil painting.