C. Andrew Waters

Founding Partner

Andy Waters is a founding partner of Waters Kraus & Paul and has litigated civil matters for almost 30 years — first as a defense attorney, and since 1991, as an advocate for injured plaintiffs and their families. His experience includes litigation of personal injury cases, particularly in the areas of toxic tort, where he has won numerous individual verdicts.

Born in Washington, D.C., Andy earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the College of William and Mary. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Houston Law Center, where he has taught as an adjunct professor. Andy has also taught at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California. He has been admitted to practice law in Texas, California, North Carolina, Oregon, and the District of Columbia. Andy is a member of the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Dallas Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angles, and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Toxic Tort
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation

Pro Bono & Community Service

  • Advisor to various environmental advocacy groups

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1986
  • California, 1989
  • North Carolina, 1998
  • Oregon, 2014
  • District of Columbia, 1988


  • University of Houston, J.D., 1986
  • College of William and Mary, M.A., 1982
  • College of William and Mary, B.A., 1981

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of California
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States (Proctor in Admiralty)
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association

Honors & Awards

  • Selected for recognition on the Best Lawyers in Dallas” list in D Magazine, published by D Magazine Partners, 2014, 2015, 2017
  • Selected for recognition on the “Texas’ Top Rated Lawyers” list, produced by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® and published by ALM Media Properties, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Selected for recognition on the Texas Super Lawyers list, published by Thomson Reuters, Legal, 2004-2012
  • AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5, Martindale-Hubbell Featured Peer Review Rated Lawyer


C. Andrew Waters

What are my chances?

That’s the first question everyone asks. The truth is it’s impossible to know. But we can tell you this. Waters Kraus & Paul has what it takes to fight against big corporate interests and win. That’s why we’ve taken more mesothelioma trials to verdict than any other firm. And that’s why we’ve recovered more than $1.3 billion for clients like you. Do you think you have a case? Contact us now to speak with an attorney.

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