Andrew J. Marchese

Chair, Non-Profit D&O Practice Group

    Andrew brings a distinctive combination of litigation skills to his practice, developed during his legal career in South Florida. He represents various individuals, private and public companies, and non-profit entities in a broad range of business matters. Board Certified in Condominium and Planned Development law by The Florida Bar, Andrew has represented hundreds of condominium associations, homeowners associations, directors, officers and property managers in claims ranging from breach of fiduciary duty, breach of the declaration, real estate liens, real property document disputes, Fair Housing Act (FHA) and HUD claims. His extensive directors & officers practice has given him significant experience with all types of claims in this arena. 

    Andrew's practice also consists of complex litigation with an emphasis on the defense of non-medical professionals, including attorneys, directors and officers, insurance brokers and title agents, architects and engineers, design professionals, general contractors, construction managers and subcontractors, against claims of liability, breach of contract, construction defect, design defect, delay, insurance coverage issues and licensure issues. 

    Additionally, he represents employers in litigation and providing them advice and counsel concerning a variety of employment-related matters. Andrew has handled the defense of employment law cases in federal and state courts and before various administrative agencies. He has defended employers in claims alleging discrimination, violation of federal and state employment-related statutes, wrongful discharge, breach of contract and related tort claims. Andrew also has experience with ADA public accommodation cases. 

    In 1990, Andrew graduated from the University of Maryland (College Park) where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice/Pre-Law. He then went onto obtain his juris doctor from The Thomas M. Cooley School of Law (cum laude), graduating in the top ten percent of his class.




    Classes/Seminars Taught

    Community Associations - Exposures Close to Home, Marshall Dennehey Client Presentation, September, 2020

    Contemporary Litigation Issues for the Claims Professional, Marshall Dennehey Client Presentation, September 21, 2015

    Published Works

    “Article III Standing Does Not Come from Violation of Statute Alone,” Defense Digest, Vol. 28, No. 12, December 2022

    "Florida Appeal Court Finds Assignment of Legal Malpractice Claim Permissible in Commercial Setting," PLUS Magazine, October 2006

    U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
    U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
    Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1995)
    University of Maryland (B.A., 1990)
    Associations & memberships
    The Florida Bar, Board Certified in Condominium and Planned Development
    Aviation Insurance Association
    Dade County Bar Association
    The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    Year joined