Andrew Mathias is a high-stakes litigator with experience in diverse disciplines, which includes white-collar criminal matters and winner-take-all civil litigation. He has helped guide businesses—large and small— and individuals through internal investigations, investigations by government agencies, and criminal prosecutions. Additionally, Andrew has handled various kinds of civil litigation, including shareholder disputes, tort claims with significant damages at stake, and contract disputes with millions of dollars at risk.

Andrew often represents government contractors, healthcare providers, and high net-worth individuals in litigation significant enough to alter their futures. Andrew’s litigation practice has taken him all along the east coast. He is licensed to practice in all South Carolina courts, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. In addition, he has been admitted to practice pro hac vice (for a particular case) in other courts, including the Eastern District of North Carolina, the Southern District of New York, the Southern District of Texas, and the District of New Hampshire.

Andrew’s practice involves negotiating with private civil lawyers and government prosecutors. He also interacts with civil and criminal investigators at all levels of the justice system, including, but not limited to, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Secret Service, Department of Transportation (DOT), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In South Carolina, Andrew regularly interacts with the Attorney General’s office, the Department of Revenue (SCDOR), and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR).  

Andrew’s trial experience spans all courts. He’s handled high-profile white-collar criminal cases in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) and local civil and criminal matters in South Carolina’s state courts. In addition, Andrew has represented clients in appeals in a similar range of courts, from all South Carolina appellate courts to the United State Supreme Court and the intermediary federal appellate courts. Andrew’s rapport has generated an appointment as a “Receiver” responsible for all company financial matters during the pendency of litigation to determine who had ultimate decision-making authority.

Andrew’s internal investigations and white-collar criminal defense practice have garnered clients in the financial industry from various states across the country. In this area, he has represented banks, investment advisory representatives, independent registered investment advisors, broker-dealers, and independent insurance advisors. In many instances, prosecution is avoidable. But, when his clients are indicted, Andrew and the team of white-collar defense lawyers at Maynard Nexsen will aggressively handle a case through trial.

Andrew is also involved in political and redistricting litigation. For instance, in the last two redistricting cycles, Andrew has represented legislative leaders in federal court challenges to newly enacted state house, state senate, and the United States congressional districts.

Community & Professional

  • South Carolina Supreme Court Historical Society, Secretary (2011-2012)
  • Legislative Advisory Committee of SC BIPEC, Past Member
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Greenville County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


  • Recognized by TALK Greenville Magazine, Top Lawyers, 2023
  • Greenville Business Magazine's Legal Elite of the Upstate, 2018, 2022, 2023
  • Included in the South Carolina Super Lawyers list in the area of Business Litigation, Business/Corporate 2018-2019,2023-2024
  • Included in the South Carolina Super Lawyers "Rising Star" list in the area of Business Litigation, Business/Corporate 2016-2017
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, Since 2017



  • State Bar: South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Second Circuit, Fourth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court 
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What is your philosophy on client service?

My clients never want to be in the situation they’re in. Some need hand-holding, but others need firm confidence. No matter what approach the client needs, they need to know that, in the end, everything will be okay.

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