Andrew D. Downing

Andrew (Drew) D. Downing joined Van Cott & Talamante as a senior attorney in 2014. Drew has extensive experience handling insurance regulatory and related litigation matters, including insurance receiverships and insolvencies. Drew also has been representing individuals and their families in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program for two decades. He has won millions of dollars in compensation for his clients, and serves as a strong advocate for individuals and families who are obviously going through a difficult time and need counsel on how to navigate through the Program. If you are seeking more information on Drew's vaccine litigation practice before the United States Court of Federal Claims, check out his website found here: www.nationalvaccineinjurylawyer.com.

Practice areas

  • Commercial litigation
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Receiverships
  • State insurance guaranty association law
  • Vaccine litigation
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Bar admissions

  • State of Arizona
  • State of Oklahoma
  • United States Court of Federal Claims

Honors

  • AV® Preeminent(TM) Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Named one of Oklahoma’s Best Lawyers for 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 by ALM and Best Lawyers
  • Recently named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in the area of Insurance Law

Education

  • J.D., University of Tulsa, 1995
  • B.A., Rice University, 1991

Professional associations

  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel
  • Court of Federal Claims Bar Association

Publications

  • “The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Act and Daubert: Applying the Reliability Requirement of Rule 702 to Exposure Cases Before the Workers’ Compensation Court”, Vol. 77, No. 27, Oklahoma Bar Journal (10/7/06), for which Drew won the Bar Association’s 2006 Maurice Merrell Golden Quill Award
  • “Oklahoma Employers Beware: The Rock and a Hard Place Dilemma”, Vol. 72, No. 21, Oklahoma Bar Journal (7/14/01)
  • “Performing Factual Investigations,” TALA Times, October. 1999
  • “Arbitrator Immunity in Oklahoma,” Insurance Defense Bulletin, Summer 1997