Andrew Firkins is an associate with Butler, Vines & Babb. Born in New York City, and growing up in the suburbs of New Jersey, he went on to attend Manhattan College where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history. After graduating he began working in a law firm in Hackensack, New Jersey where he managed the office filing system and provided paralegal support. Having gained invaluable experience in the legal field, and wanting to put his passion for writing to good use, he decided to go back to school. In the Summer of 2008 he began attending Pace University School of Law in White Plains, New York, graduating in the Spring of 2011. During law school Andrew continued to work with the Hackensack firm as a law clerk. Upon graduating Andrew stayed on as a law clerk, ultimately becoming an associate in the firm’s insurance coverage and defense practice group. Upon relocating to Knoxville in late 2014, Andrew worked in the legal department for a mortgage company before being employed as an associate with a private insurance defense firm.
Andrew focuses his practice at Butler, Vines & Babb on a variety of civil matters including, civil rights violations, construction law, commercial law, medical malpractice, personal injury, and products liability. Andrew is admitted to practice in Tennessee, The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and New Jersey. He is a member of both the Knoxville Bar Association and Tennessee Bar Association.
Outside of the office, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife Kim and their two boys Cole and Rhys. He is a member of the local adult men’s hockey league where he plays defense for the Shamrocks hockey club. Andrew can also be found on a fall Saturday afternoon or evening enjoying Volunteer Football.