May 6, 2011
An Interview with Columbus Bar inc Attorney, Andrew Fuchs
Andrew Fuchs is a Kenyon College graduate and holds his JD from Moritz College of Law, 2010. He is one of the seven solos practicing law in Suite 1050 under the auspices of the Columbus Bar incubator program. Here are his remarks.
Why did you decide to be a solo attorney participating in Columbus Bar inc?
I believe that my experience working in both a large national firm and a smaller local firm, as well as performing contract work, has provided me with a unique perspective on the practice of law. I want to use my experience in each of these markets along with the help of Columbus Bar inc to establish my own firm that I can continue to grow after completion of the program.
What area(s) of law does your solo practice focus on?
I intend to practice general civil litigation with a focus in the areas of contract and commercial litigation, as well as property disputes, landlord/tenant law and maybe some workers compensation. I want to incorporate a significant amount of alternative dispute resolution in my practice so my clients can be fully informed of the multiple avenues for recovery. I also intend to work with the Legal Aid Society of Columbus in the areas of domestic law as well.
What made you choose your primary area of law?
My first year contracts professor Doug Whaley originally made me interested in the area of contract law and sales. He taught the class with such enthusiasm and clearly enjoyed what he did. Throughout law school and since that has been an area in which I have been interested and have thrived.
What do you foresee will make your law firm unique?
In order to achieve the most satisfactory outcome for my client I plan on educating my client on all possible avenues for recovery, including areas of alternative dispute resolution and arbitration. Furthermore, having worked at a small law firm, a large international law firm, and performed contract discovery work, I believe that I have a unique knowledge of the resources available to solo practitioners in today's technologically enhanced world.
Describe your personal interests and hobbies.
I'm my free time enjoy playing and watching many sports including golf, basketball, baseball and football. I am an avid Cincinnati Reds and Bengals. I also enjoy learning Spanish and tasting and collecting wine (I have been slowly building up a personal cellar for 4 years and am almost at 100 bottles). I also enjoy volunteering and have registered with legal aid to assist them in a number of pro bono cases in a variety of legal areas.