Sandy joined the firm in 2004 and has focused his practice on product liability, premises liability, railroad litigation, and business litigation. He has particular expertise in defending heavy truck manufacturers and motor carriers in suits arising from catastrophic accidents, and he also regularly defends manufacturers of power tools, farm equipment, timber harvesting equipment, industrial gases, medical devices, and automotive component parts.
Sandy has successfully tried jury cases and bench cases to verdict. He is licensed in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee and represents some clients on a regional and national basis.
Before joining the firm, Sandy served as law clerk to U.S. District Judge Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr. of the Middle District of Tennessee. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from Washington and Lee University where he was Lead Articles Editor for the Washington and Lee Law Review. During his senior year of college, Sandy served as President of the Student Body, President of Omicron Delta Kappa, and was Captain of the Men’s Track and Field Team.
Sandy grew up the last of five children in a small town in West Tennessee, speaks fluent French, earned the rank of Eagle Scout, and has completed the New York and Chicago marathons in less than 3 hours each. One lasting influence on Sandy’s life is his grandmother, Mary Sanford Myatt of Memphis, who turned 101 in 2012 and who has no plans of going anywhere anytime soon.