Andrew Gonyea joined HHBJ as an Associate in 2017. He is in his fourth year of practice and has significant experience in the areas of complex business litigation and consumer class action litigation. His past clients include automotive suppliers, large and small companies, corporate shareholders/LLC members, consumer plaintiffs, and a bankruptcy estate, among others, and he has litigated cases in state and federal courts throughout the country. Andrew was named a Rising Star in Business Litigation by Michigan Super Lawyers® in 2017.
In the course of his practice, Andrew has worked on high-stakes matters and achieved excellent outcomes for a variety of clients. He has also managed complex cases from inception to resolution.
He has significant experience in all aspects of pre-trial litigation, including client, co-counsel, and opposing counsel relations; preparing pleadings and briefing motions to dismiss; factual development of claims and defenses through written discovery, depositions, and large scale ESI review; trial expert engagement and management; arguing discovery and other pre-trial motions; briefing motions for summary judgment; and settling cases at case evaluation, court-facilitated mediation, and private mediation.
He began his career with a Michigan-based, nationally-recognized litigation firm, and he has assisted in the representation of Tier 1 and 2 automotive suppliers, other large and small companies, corporate shareholders/LLC members, consumer plaintiffs, and a bankruptcy estate, among others. He has litigated a variety of claims, including breach of contract, U.C.C. sales, U.C.C. negotiable instruments, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder oppression, conversion, equitable, and other claims. He was recognized as a Rising Star in Business Litigation by Michigan Super Lawyers® in 2017.
Andrew graduated from the Wayne State University Law School in 2014, and was a Dean’s Scholar and full scholarship recipient. He interned with Hon. George Caram Steeh, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and worked as a law clerk at Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America, and Tomkiw Mackewich, PLC. He was also a student attorney with the Free Legal Aid Clinic, where he represented indigent clients in family proceedings and helped elderly clients with estate and other legal issues.
Prior to law school, Andrew worked in Washington, D.C., as a communications director at the Reserve Officers Association, where he educated members, lawmakers, and the public about ROA’s advocacy efforts and issues affecting the reserve components. He also completed a press internship with U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow. He attended Detroit Catholic Central High School and received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 2009.
Awards & Recognition
Recognized as Rising Star, Business Litigation, by Michigan Super Lawyers®, 2017
Dean’s Scholar and full scholarship recipient at the Wayne State University Law School