Andy Schultz is a director and former president and managing director of the Rodey Law Firm. He currently serves as chair of the firm’s Complex and High Risk Litigation practice group. His primary practice is in the areas of complex civil litigation, class actions and civil rights.
An Albuquerque native, he earned a B.A. with honors from Swarthmore College, a M.S. with highest distinction from Carnegie-Mellon University and was first in the 1984 class of the University of New Mexico School of Law. He was a member of the Order of the Coif and served as lead articles editor of the New Mexico Law Review.
From 1985-1986, Schultz served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White. To date, he is the only graduate of the UNM School of Law to serve as a law clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court. He went on to clerk for Alvin B. Rubin, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, from 1984-1985.
He has served as president of the Federal Bar Association for the District of New Mexico and president of the Albuquerque Bar Association. He also chaired the New Mexico Supreme Court’s Minimum Continuing Legal Education Committee and Appellate Rules Committee.
He is listed in Best Lawyers in America for business litigation, First Amendment law and personal injury litigation and is an elected member of the American Law Institute. In Southwest Super Lawyers-2009, Schultz is recognized as one of the Top 25 Lawyers in New Mexico, and in 2006, Albuquerque Magazine listed him as one of the top 10 lawyers in Albuquerque.