Andrew Cotter focuses his practice on employment law, civil rights, disability rights, whistleblower protection, tort law, and education law.
Andrew is a Maine native who received his B.A. in Philosophy, with a minor in English, from Loyola University Chicago. After college, Andrew developed his interest in law by working as a research and litigation paralegal in a mid-sized Chicago law firm. His affinity for the state of Maine drew him back in 2012, when he began law school at the University of Maine School of Law.
While in law school, Andrew was a member of the Moot Court team, was an oral advocacy coach for first-year law students, and served as a student-attorney at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic. He began working as a summer clerk at Clifford & Clifford in 2013, and continued to work with the firm throughout the remainder of law school. He graduated cum laude from the University of Maine School of Law in 2015.
Andrew joined Clifford & Clifford as an associate in the fall of 2015. He maintains a broad-based litigation practice, with focuses on civil rights and whistleblower protection in the employment context, as well as tort law, disability rights and education law. Andrew worked closely on an appeal before the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Pippin v. Boulevard Hotel Corp., in which Clifford & Clifford successfully broadened and secured the protections afforded to employees under the Maine Human Rights Act, and Maine Whistleblower Protection Act. He has experience in trial practice and alternative dispute resolution.
Andrew is an avid fly fisherman. He enjoys skiing, boating, camping, and exploring the islands of Casco Bay.
U.S. District Court, District of Maine
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
American Bar Association
Maine State Bar Association
Maine Employment Lawyers Association