Andrew H. Bardwell
Partner - Skolnick & Joyce, P.A.
Andrew set the bar for excellence when it comes to practicing law. Starting with his academic career, he strove for the highest honors and accolades and to this day accepts nothing less. His manner is authentic, ethical, and strident, leading his clients to feel engaged and protected, regardless of the adversary. No fight is too big or too small. Andrew’s goal is success, be it in court or settlement.
ON BECOMING A LAWYER
Andrew served in the United States Coast Guard, and as a member of a professional ski patrol team. During that time, he discovered the importance of having people count on you for their safety and peace of mind. Helping people was in his blood. With a law degree from the University of St. Thomas, he knew he could make a difference as a person his clients could trust. His natural penchant for debate suits the practice of law, as well as his desire to win every argument.
ON THE CHALLENGES OF PRACTICING LAW
The court system can be slow and costly. Andrew strives to undermine this status quo by being prepared and uncompromising. Experience in negotiating and a strong commitment to action keep his cases moving effectively. He thrives on concentrating information down to what matters to obtain the most effective outcomes for his clients.
ON HOW HE IS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER LAWYERS
Andrew puts his clients’ interests first in every situation.
ON SKOLNICK AND JOYCE
“Skolnick and Joyce isn’t a big political law firm. We are a team of professionals who will work morning, noon and night to satisfy our clients. Our mission is to be proactive litigators that excel at bringing the fight to our opponents. And winning.”
Married, enjoys all water sports and spending time with his dog, Stringer.
2005 BA History, summa cum laude
University of St Thomas
2009 Juris Doctor, cum laude
President’s Scholarship and editor of University of St. Thomas Law Journal
Minnesota State Bar Association, Current Member
Honors & Accolades