Andrew Gould


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A Chambers-ranked appellate lawyer, Andrew Gould brings a wealth of courtroom experience to both trial and appellate courts. Andrew’s work at Arnold & Itkin is committed to providing the highest level of legal support, ensuring that the firm's clients receive strategic and robust assistance. His expertise is crucial in standing toe-to-toe with the large corporate law firms employed by major companies. Andrew's dedication is a key asset in the firm’s mission to offer effective legal representation for regular people against the nation’s largest companies.

“When someone turns to Arnold & Itkin, they get the best—a team of attorneys who are just as comfortable with talking to juries about the facts as to judges about the law. We’re all in when it comes to protecting our clients’ futures, whether at trial or on appeal."


Andrew Gould brings years of skilled appellate advocacy to Arnold & Itkin. He traces the origins of his legal career to his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Here, his parents taught him to love reading, writing, and debating.

He developed his passions as an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan, graduating with honors and winning the Arthur Fondiler Award for best history thesis. He then continued his education at Vanderbilt University, graduating Order of the Coif.

During his time at law school, Andrew sharpened his writing skills by serving as the executive editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. He also published a note on the Second Amendment, which was awarded the Morgan Prize for outstanding student writing. Andrew has continued his work with the Vanderbilt Law Review by serving on its Alumni Advisory Committee since 2014.

Andrew started his legal career by clerking for two federal judges. First, he worked under the Honorable Raymond M. Kethledge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Then, he worked under the Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Working with these judges helped Andrew improve his legal writing and gave him first-hand experience with how judges handle cases at the trial and appellate stages. After working as a clerk, Andrew took his experience to Washington, D.C. to work for a large corporate law firm. Here, he worked on complex cases at the trial and appellate stages.

After working in Washington D.C., Andrew returned to Houston in 2014 and joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas. Since trial prosecutors called on him multiple times to assist with complex cases, Andrew gained valuable experience at the federal district court level. His work earned awards at the trial, appeal, and post-conviction stages.

In 2021, Andrew was approached by Arnold & Itkin to create an appellate section unlike any in the nation. Andrew was excited by the opportunity to give regular people the appellate assistance typically reserved for large companies and knew it was the right job for him.

Throughout his career, Andrew has served as lead counsel in 225 appeals before various federal and state appellate courts, which include the U.S. and Texas Supreme Courts. In addition to that, he has presented nearly 40 oral arguments, including over 25 before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Chambers & Partners recognized him as one of Texas’ leading appellate lawyers. Per the publication, he has cultivated “a rising profile for his sterling appellate practice, which features particular expertise in handling high-stakes personal injury, product liability, and negligence disputes on behalf of plaintiffs.”

As a member of AI, Andrew is excited to secure justice for people suffering because of the reckless behavior of others. Through his written and oral advocacy skills, he has achieved multiple successes in the appellate courts by defending favorable jury verdicts and overturning erroneous trial-level rulings. Additionally, he has demonstrated his expertise in trial courts by offering considerable aid in drafting jury charges, preserving error, and complex motion practice. He’s always ready to protect each client’s future by fighting for the results they deserve, no matter what. Whether someone needs help during a trial or at appeal, Andrew won’t back down until they’re treated right.

As an active member of the Texas legal community, Andrew constantly interacts with the city’s incredible bench and bar members. He serves as President of the Federal Bar Association’s Southern District of Texas Chapter, serves on the Executive Committee of the Garland Walker American Inn of Court, and is on the Houston Nominating Committee of the Texas Bar Foundation. He is a Fellow of the Texas and Houston Bar Foundations and a member of the Appellate Sections for the Houston Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas. Andrew has also served on the Vanderbilt Law Review’s Alumni Advisory Committee since its foundation.  

When he isn’t helping a client, Andrew is cooking, running, spinning, watching college sports, or chasing one of his two sons. He and his wife Rebecca also proudly support Rice University and the Houston Symphony.

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