Andrew Paul Kawel

Andrew Paul Kawel, Esq.

External Of-Counsel

815 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Suite 305 Coral Gables, FL 33134

Education
  • J.D. cum laude, The American University—Washington College of Law (District of Columbia)
  • B.A. cum laude in Spanish Language & Literature, Kalamazoo College (Michigan)
Languages

English and Spanish


Bar Admissions
  • Admitted to Florida Bar
  • Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
  • Admitted to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • Pending admissions U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Pending admissions U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Background

Mr. Kawel has deep ties to both Florida and the District of Columbia, and he maintains offices in both locations. Prior to opening his appellate boutique, Mr. Kawel worked as a commercial litigator at an AmLaw 100 firm in both DC and Baltimore. In law school, he served as Editor in Chief of Administrative Law Review. He also worked in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Immigration Litigation, where he composed federal appellate briefs. Mr. Kawel has experience in judges’ chambers, including positions at the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the Court of Appeals of Maryland. Before his admission to the bar, Mr. Kawel taught in Florida’s public school system, and he maintains an active Florida Educator Certificate.

Practice Areas

Mr. Kawel focuses his practice on appellate litigation in federal and state courts. He has composed successful merits and amicus curiae briefs in a variety of practice areas, including immigration and criminal appeals. He provides trial support on dispositive motions, and he tries both civil and criminal matters on a case-by-case basis. He also works with entrepreneurs and small businesses as outside counsel. Mr. Kawel has a strong background in administrative law.

Illinois Civil and Federal Civil Litigation, Federal 7th Circuit Bankruptcy claims, Illinois Federal Tax Court Appeals and State Administrative Hearing Local Counsel, U.S. & Mexico Cross Border Issues, the Firm’s Illinois Local Counsel