Andrew A. Pinson

As Solicitor General, Andrew Pinson oversees the office’s appellate and multi-state litigation in state and federal courts. He also collaborates on all phases of significant litigation with other attorneys at the Department of Law and advises the Attorney General concerning matters of national interest that may have implications for the state of Georgia. He previously served as Deputy Solicitor General, where he was the Solicitor General ‘s primary advisor for multi-state litigation and federal appellate matters, including in cases before the United States Supreme Court.

Before joining the Department of Law, Andrew was a part of the Issues and Appeals practice at Jones Day in Atlanta, where he focused on appellate litigation and complex trial litigation. He represented clients in state and federal courts in matters involving constitutional law, statutory interpretation, federal preemption, open records, family law, products liability, criminal law, patent law, jury issues, civil procedure and class actions. Andrew served as a law clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas on the United States Supreme Court, and before that, to then-Chief Judge David Sentelle on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

A Georgia native, Andrew received a B.B.A. in Finance summa cum laude from the University of Georgia. He received his J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law. While at Georgia Law, he served as Executive Articles Editor for the Georgia Law Review. He is currently a member of the Law School’s Young Alumni/Alumnae Council.