Andrew Cummings is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Newport Beach office where he focuses on various types of civil litigation for large companies. Mr. Cummings has experience in state and federal courts handling matters related to business and employment as well as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). He also has experience representing multiple clients in litigation related to real estate and land use disputes.

Mr. Cummings' recent representative matters include:

  • represent a large pharmaceutical company in contentious litigation in federal court regarding manufacturing of cancer drug
  • represent a large Orange County real estate developer in a variety of litigation matters related to construction of new residential projects in Orange County
  • represent a number of pro bono clients on matters related to asylum applications, public funding of a documentary and music rights for a nonprofit institution
  • represented a startup company and its founders in a trade secret and breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit that was resolved favorably for the client on the eve of trial
  • lead attorney defending an employer against an employment class action lawsuit that was successfully resolved in the client's best interest
  • represented a major credit bureau in many individual and large class action consumer finance matters involving the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • representation of auto finance companies regarding FCRA claims
  • represented a company in a shareholder dispute and assisted in winning the case on summary judgment, and drafted the appellate brief that was affirmed by California's Second District Court of Appeal
  • representation of clients in various industries in matters involving contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duties, commercial collections and a variety of other litigation matters
  • represented a sports agent in dispute with former client and favorably resolved dispute over unpaid commissions

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Cummings worked for a boutique litigation firm in Irvine, California, and for the Orange County office of a global law firm where he was part of the business litigation team.

Prior to law school, Mr. Cummings served as a sports director at the YMCA where he developed and oversaw a variety of youth sports and community outreach events.


  • Chapman University Fowler School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., Journalism & Mass Communication, Political Science
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • California
  • Nevada
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • South County Outreach, Board of Directors
  • Orange County Bar Association, 2015-Present
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Team, Chapman University Fowler School of Law, Vice President, 2013-2015
  • Nexus Journal of Law and Policy, Staff Editor, Chapman University Fowler School of Law 2013-2015
Honors & Awards
  • Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers magazine, 2023
  • Full Scholarship Recipient, Chapman University Fowler School of Law, 2012-2015
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award


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