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. 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, architects and engineers, directors and officers, insurance brokers and title agents. 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 accomodation 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

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

Case Law Alerts, regular contributor, 2010-present

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