On July 1, 2020, Andy was sworn in as a district judge of the 16th Judicial District after being appointed by Governor Kelly to serve for the remainder of Hon. E. Leigh Hood's term. After serving out the remainder of the year, Andy hopes to continue his time as district judge for another four years following a successful election.
Andy is a native and life-long resident of Dodge City. He attended Sacred Heart and then Dodge City High School. In high school, Andy excelled academically and was active in athletics, playing basketball and lettering multiple years in tennis.
Upon graduation, Andy enrolled at the University of Kansas. During his time on the Oread, Andy gave campus tours to prospective students, ran a camping group to secure seats for basketball games at Allen Fieldhouse and pursued a course of study in German and linguistics. In the Spring of Andy's senior year, the Department of German Studies recognized Andy and select other students in the program for their academic achievements during a ceremony at the Max Kade Center for German-American Studies.
Immediately after Andy completed his undergraduate degree, he attended the University of Kansas School of Law. As a law student, Andy served on the Kansas Law Review and competed at the Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition in New York City. Through the judicial clerkship clinic, Andy clerked for the Hon. K. Gary Sebelius in the U.S. District Court in Topeka. Andy graduated from KU Law in the top quarter of his class and accepted an associate attorney position at Doll Law Firm, LLC in Dodge City in 2013.
Before becoming district judge, Andy served as the Dodge City Municipal Court Judge, and as the city attorney for the cities of Bucklin, Ensign, Minneola, Montezuma and Spearville. In addition to these roles, Andy practiced in the areas of real estate, estate planning, probate, business, criminal defense and bankruptcy. While in private practice, Andy also litigated a wide range of various civil matters, representing individuals and small businesses.
Throughout his upbringing and into his adulthood, Andy has been an avid tennis player. Andy enjoys reading, spending time with his friends and family and seeing live music. Andy remains involved with his community by serving as a big brother and on the Community Advisory Council for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas and by regularly speaking to students at Dodge City High School about various legal issues.