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Judge Andrew M. Edison Biography

Biography
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Biography

Judge Andrew Edison is a United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Texas -- Galveston Division. He earned his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Prior to taking the bench in 2018, Judge Edison was a highly respected trial lawyer, appearing for the past 25 years in state courts, federal courts and arbitration panels across the country. He lectures frequently at various continuing legal education seminars and serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center, teaching Remedies and Trial Advocacy. Outside the law, Judge Edison is an avid sports fan and can often be found attending sports events all over the globe. Although he is not blessed with much athletic ability, Judge Edison has managed to run--and complete--five marathons, including the Boston Marathon.

Education

          University of Virginia School of Law
               J.D., 1994

          Dartmouth College
               B.A., Government, cum laude, 1991

Legal Experience

         United States Magistrate Judge
         Southern District of Texas (Galveston Division)
              February 2018 – present

         Partner, Edison, McDowell & Hetherington LLP
              January 2009 – February 2018    

         Partner, Bracewell LLP
              September 1994 - December 2000; February 2002 - January 2009

         Enron Corp.
         Senior Counsel
              January 2001 - December 2001

         University of Houston Law Center
         Adjunct Professor teaching Trial Advocacy and Remedies
              2002 – present

Recent Speeches / Publications

          "Meet the Magistrate Judges" (Panelist with Judges Christina Bryan and Richard Farrer for Houston Bar Association) (March 2018)

          "Chamber Chat” (Panelist with Judge Jeff Bohm before Garland Walker Inns of Court) (April 2018)

          "What Does a Magistrate Judge Do?" (Windsor Club) (May 2018)

          "Federal and State Observations" (Presentation with State Court Judge R.K. Sandill before ABOTA Teachers’ Law School) (June 2018)

          "Judicial Panel" (Presentation with Judges Shashi Kewalramani and K. Nicole Mitchell for Fall Institute on Intellectual Property Law)
          (September 2018)

          "Taking the Zapruder Film: Facts and Fictions Relating to John F. Kennedy’s Assassination" (Galveston County Bar Association) (September 2018)

          “Innovation in E-Discovery Conference” (Panelist with United States District Judge Andrew S. Hanen) (November 2018)

          “Judicial Perspective – What Labor Lawyers Need to Know” (Houston Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section) (December 2018)

Awards and Recognition

          “Texas Super Lawyer” (Business Litigation), Texas Monthly 2009-2018

          “Houston Top Lawyer” in the Summer 2015 and 2016 issues of H Texas Magazine

          “Texas Rising Star” (Business Litigation), Texas Monthly, 2004-2006

          Outstanding Individual Contribution to the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program (2001)

          American Board of Trial Advocates, National Board Representative (2018)