Andy Santaniello

Andy Santaniello

Email: andys@cslaw.com
Office: (704) 940-9128
Mobile: (704) 995-2962
Location: Charlotte

Andy grew up in High Point, NC. He obtained a Bachelors of Arts in History from the University of North Carolina. He went on to obtain his Juris Doctorate at Wake Forest. Andy started his legal career in Asheville, NC. In 2004 he relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina to join Clawson and Staubes.

Andy's first bar admission was in North Carolina. In 2007 he became licensed in South Carolina. He is also admitted to the Bar Associations of the United States District Court for all Districts of North Carolina, the United States District Court for South Carolina, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

Andy has tried cases throughout North Carolina and South Carolina in state, federal and tribal courts. He has also appeared before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the North Carolina Supreme Court, and the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Andy has a truly varied legal practice with a wide variety of experience.

Andy lives in the Charlotte area with his wife, two children and numerous rescue animals. He enjoys sports, hiking, camping and history and is on the Board of Directors of Carolina Waterfowl Rescue.

ADR and Mediation
Appellate
Business Litigation
Construction
Defamation, Libel and Slander
Dram Shop and Liquor Liability
Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
Litigation
Motor Vehicle Liability
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Products Liability
Wrongful Death

  • North Carolina, 1996
  • South Carolina, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Western District N.C., 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District N.C., 2008
  • U.S. District Court, South Carolina, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina, 2011
  • Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, 2003
  • University of North Carolina, Bachelor of Art, History, 1991
  • Wake Forest University, Juris Doctor, 1996
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Defense Research Institute, Governmental Liability Section
  • Litigation Counsel of America Fellow
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Graphic Arts Mut. Ins. Co. v. N.C. Ass'n of Cnty. Commissioner's Liab. & Prop. Pool, 2016 N.C. App. LEXIS 379 (2016)
  • Hall v. Burney, 561 Fed. Appx. 293, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 5534, 2014 WL 1228580 (4th Cir. 2014)
  • Bryson v. Coastal Plain League, LLC, 221 N.C. App. 654, 729 S.E.2d 107 (2012)
  • Cobb v. Town of Blowing Rock, 365 N.C. 414, 722 S.E.2d 479 (2012)
  • Hall v. Burney, 454 Fed. Appx. 149, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 23175 (4th Cir. 2011)
  • Ligon v. Strickland, 176 N.C. App. 132, 625 S.E.2d 824 (2006)
  • Williams v. E.J. Pope & Son, Inc., 2004 N.C. App. LEXIS 863 (2004)
  • Unifour Constr. Servs. v. Bellsouth Telcoms., 163 N.C. App. 657, 594 S.E.2d 802 (2004)
  • Dunn v. Custer, 162 N.C. App. 259, 591 S.E.2d 11 (2004)
  • Byrd v. Hopson, 265 F. Supp. 2d 594 (W.D.N.C. 2003) see also Byrd v. Hopson, 108 Fed. Appx. 749 (4th Cir. 2004)
  • Lee v. Rice, 154 N.C. App. 471, 572 S.E.2d 219 (2002)
  • Gosnell v. Robertson, 2002 N.C. App. LEXIS 2157 (2002)
  • McKinney v. Stafford, 2002 N.C. App. LEXIS 2087 (2002)
  • Cottom v. Town of Seven Devils, 30 Fed. Appx. 230 (4th Cir. 2002)
  • Hill v. McCall, 148 N.C. App. 698, 559 S.E.2d 265 (2002)
  • Lord of Shalford v. Shelley's Jewelry, Inc., 18 Fed. Appx. 147 (4th Cir. 2001)
  • Stephens v. City of Hendersonville, 128 N.C. App. 156, 493 S.E.2d 778 (1997)
  • Certified North Carolina Superior Court Mediator, 2016

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