Andrew “Andy” R. Benedict has developed extensive experience throughout his career successfully representing the interests of defendants in matters related to negligence, dram shop law, premises and product liability, and construction law. As a partner at Bardsley Benedict + Cholden, he leads and advises the firm’s attorneys on related matters, sharing his expertise for the benefit of the firm’s clients.
Andy regularly partners with insurance carriers, construction companies, bars and restaurants, and non-profits throughout Pennsylvania to ensure they achieve a fair resolution, whether that leads to the courtroom or the settlement table. He has honed his significant courtroom proficiency by trying over 20 cases to verdict, including four cases in the last three years alone with initial demands of over $6 million.
With specific expertise in the areas of liquor liability, personal injury, product liability, and defects across a wide variety of industries, Andy provides seasoned, one-on-one counsel to fully secure the rights of his clients. As numerous clients can attest to, when a settlement emerges as the more favorable option, Andy’s skills at navigating a just resolution match his proven trial capabilities.
Andy honed his legal experience at large firms and spent 13 years as a certified agent for the NFL Players Association, where he strengthened his negotiation skills developing contracts for 18 of the NFL’s 32 teams.
Andy has been recognized within the legal community for his consistent track record of successfully defending his clients. He was named a Super Lawyers® Rising Star in 2010 and 2011, and obtained Super Lawyer® status in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.