Andy McSwain

Andy  McSwain


Waco, Texas

Andy McSwain, born November 1958, is a Waco native that attended Baylor University for both undergraduate and law school education. He graduated from Baylor Law School in 1984, cum laude, and later that year began service as a law clerk to the Texas Supreme Court – specifically to Justice Charles Barrow, and then later to Justice Raul Gonzalez.

At the end of the one year stint with the Texas Supreme Court, Andy returned to Waco in 1985 to practice law and has practiced in Waco, and throughout Texas since that time. Andy has tried civil cases of all types (family law, personal injury, consumer disputes, business disputes) to conclusion, in jury trials, bench trials, and arbitration, and he has also been involved in over 80 appeals before various Texas Courts of Appeal, the Texas Supreme Court, and the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, including oral argument in many of them.  Andy is certified in Civil Appellate Law and practices in that area, as well as the areas of Employment Law, Civil/Commercial/Employment Litigation, General Business Practice and Transactions, including Health/medical related business work. In connection with his business work, he has negotiated, structured and documented large transactions on many occasions, and in various commercial settings.

Andy is admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern and Western Districts of Texas. He has been previously designated a “Super Lawyer” in Texas Monthly, and is a member of American Board of Trial Advocates, and the Abner McCall Inn of Court.  He is also a certified mediator, having completed the 40-hour mediation training in 2018.

Andy is married to Chris, and they have a son – Stewart. He is active in the community and his church, and has served on many boards, including the City of Waco Charter Commission, and Zoning Board of Adjustments, Boy Scouts (including as Scoutmaster) since 2002, and he teaches adult Sunday School at his church.