Alexander M. Andrews

Retired Partner

Alexander M. Andrews

Retired Partner

Alec retired in 2021 after 40 years with Ulmer. A seasoned business litigator, he represented manufacturers and distributors in contract and commercial disputes. He has achieved the highest ranking, AV Preeminent®, from Martindale-Hubbell®, been named to the Ohio Super Lawyers list and The Best Lawyers in America©, and was named a “Top Lawyer” by Columbus C.E.O. Magazine. He also had significant trial experience in the areas of fire litigation, subrogation and insurance matters and was a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI). He served as Partner-in-Charge of the Columbus office for 30 years.

Education & Admissions


  • Boston University

    (B.A., 1978)

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law

    (J.D., 1981)


  • U.S. Supreme Court State of Ohio
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois

Publications & Presentations


  • “Will Your Fire Investigator’s Qualifications Stand Up In Court?” originally published in Claims Magazine, republished in Property Casualty 360 eNewsletter (April 2016)
  • “Ohio Rental Car and Truck Law – 2007 Update,” (June 2007) [Update of article authored in 1999, published in the Association of Civil Trial Attorneys Quarterly Newsletter]
  •  “Keeping Old Insurance Policies Under Lock And Key Might Pay Off Later,“ Business First  – Commercial
  • Developers Resource, 2007 Power Breakfast Supplement (February 2007)
  • “Let the Buyer Beware! Is Caveat Emptor Alive and Well?” with Matthew C. Krejci, In Contract, published by the Columbus Board of Realtors (February 2006)
  • “Arbitration 101,” Builder/Architect Magazine (January 2006)
  • “Ohio’s Statute of Repose,” Builder/Architect Magazine (July 2005)
  • “How to Choose a Business Litigator for Your Business,” Columbus CEO Magazine (August 2004)


  • “Arson/Fraud Investigation and Examinations Under Oath” and “Trying the Fire Case,”  National Business Institute (May 2018)
  • “Spoliation of Evidence,” SEA, Ltd. Employee Orientation Event (October, 2016)
  • “Cyber Security Risk and Coverage,” Factory Mutual Partner Appreciation Event, Panel Discussion (August 2016)
  • “Insurance Legislation Update,” Central Ohio Association of Corporate Counsel (August 2016)
  • “Legal Issues in the Sharing Economy,” Thomas J. Moyer Inns of Court, Panel Discussion (March 2016)
  • “Spoliation of Evidence,” In-house Client Presentation (September 2015)
  • “Kaboom – Fire Investigation and Litigation,” Columbus Bar Association CLE (August 2015)
  • Daubert – Experts on Fire,” OACTA Product Liability Seminar (June 2010)
  • “Avoiding Spoliation of Evidence,” National Association of Subrogation Professionals (September 2009)
  • “Legal Risk Management for Diabetes Health Professionals,” 44th Annual Diabetes Symposium held in Columbus, sponsored by the Central Ohio Diabetes Association (October 2007)



  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (Board of Trustees)
  • Defense Research Institute


  • Central Ohio Diabetes Association (Member – Board of Directors, 1993-2017; Past President, Board of Trustees)
  • Scioto Township Zoning Commission (Zoning Commissioner, 2004-2021)


  • Finance Committee
  • Security Advisory Board



  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated – Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers list (2009-2013; 2015-2022)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2021; 2022)
  • Named a “Top Lawyer” in Central Ohio by C.E.O. Magazine (2010-2012)


  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI)