Andrew W. Hutton

Attorney Andrew W Hutton

Andy, with his brother Mark, co-founded the firm in 1979. Andy is a graduate of Washburn University of Topeka, receiving his Bachelor of Business Arts magna cum laude in 1976 and his Juris Doctorate in 1979.

Andy, a 1988 finalist for the U.S. Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, is involved in pharmaceutical products liability litigation, medical malpractice litigation and other serious injury cases. Since 2003, Andy has been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America, most recently for 2011. Andy’s peers have chosen him as one of the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers “top 100” in the years 2008 through 2012. One of Andy's early cases involving a paralyzed teenager who slipped off a slippery swimming pool starting block during a racing dive resulted in the elimination of non slip-resistant starting blocks.

Andy's experience and expertise has led to his appointment as plaintiffs' counsel by the federal courts in In re: Temporomandibular Joint Litigation, MDL 1001; In re: Ford Motor Company Vehicle Paint Litigation, MDL 1063 and In re: Diet Drugs Products Liability Litigation, MDL 1203. In addition, Andy was active in the tobacco litigation due to the firm's membership in the Castano Plaintiffs' Litigation Committee, a nationwide consortium of law firms committed to conducting litigation against the tobacco industry.

Andy's work in the 1980's against the maker of the manufacturers of the DPT vaccine is often noted to be responsible for the purification of the DPT vaccine, which has resulted in a great reduction in serious reactions to the vaccine.

Andy is a member of the American Association for Justice, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, American Board of Trial Advocates, National Board of Trial Advocates, the Kansas Association for Justice, Kansas Bar Association and Wichita Bar Association.

In 2015, Mr. Hutton was selected to the Best Lawyers of Kansas by the Best Lawyers in America.

Legal Credentials

Court Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Cir.
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fed. Cir.
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Supreme Court


B.A. Washburn University, 1976
J.D., Washburn University, 1979
Mr. Hutton is an AV rated Attorney. The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer's high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States.

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