Rapid Response for Catastrophic Accidents Only

Andrew J. Spaulding

Andrew Spaulding

Contact Info

P: 215.789.4841
F: 215.987.2269
E: aspaulding@fhmslaw.com

Philadelphia Office
Three Logan Square
1717 Arch Street, Suite 1310
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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  • Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., 2001)
  • Gettysburg College (B.A. in Political Science, 1998)

Bar Memberships

  • Pennsylvania, 2001

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania


  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)

Community Activities

  • Youth Soccer Coach-Tredyffrin Easttown Youth Soccer Association

Andrew J. Spaulding is a founding partner in the firm. His practice focuses on the defense of contractors, sub-contractors and owners/developers in complex catastrophic accidents and construction defect matters. He also represents insured and self-insured motor carriers and drivers.

Mr. Spaulding has significant experience in defending contractors, sub-contractors and owners/developers in some of the most severe catastrophic construction accidents. He is OSHA-10 certified and represents and counsels clients during all phases of OSHA investigations from on-site investigations to litigation before the Occupational Health and Safety Review Commission. He also has experience with the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) division and the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA). Additionally, Mr. Spaulding is frequently called upon by his clients to advise them on safety and health compliance matters in both the construction and general industry settings. Mr. Spaulding is also routinely retained by excess carriers to represent their interests in severe catastrophic cases. He additionally defends manufacturers, distributors and retail sellers in product liability actions, as well as property owners and developers in premises liability matters.

Mr. Spaulding directs post-accident investigations and assists clients with the preservation of valuable evidence following a catastrophic accident. This representation and investigation often begin within hours of an accident and continue through trial. Mr. Spaulding works with local and state authorities, interviews witnesses, and engages accident reconstruction and liability experts to protect his clients’ interests in the immediate aftermath of an accident. He conducts post-accident meetings with clients to gather and preserve time-sensitive facts and evidence, advise on liability issues and assure compliance with federal, state and company policies and procedures.

He regularly handles construction defect matters on behalf of general contractors, roofers, carpenters, insulation installers, plumbers and other trades. As part of this representation, Mr. Spaulding retains precise subject matter experts to defend his clients against claims of defective workmanship. Mr. Spaulding also regularly handles all types of general liability matters and major jury cases and routinely appears before private arbitrators and mediators.

Since 2006, Mr. Spaulding has been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer or Rising Star as published by American Lawyer Media and Philadelphia Magazine. He is a graduate of Gettysburg College and Syracuse University College of Law. Mr. Spaulding resides in Wayne, PA with his wife and three children. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, skiing in the Poconos and watching his daughters play travel soccer.

  • Settled a case for a favorable number after a fatal accident involving a commercial motor carrier. Early investigation showed significant problems with the case, including that the driver was over his hours of service and had inconsistencies on his medical card. In light of the unfavorable liability picture, we moved to mediation before discovery and resolved the matter.
  • We represented the interests of a motor carrier in a fatal accident on a major highway. We interviewed our driver at the scene, reconstructed the accident, learned about Plaintiff’s background, and moved the case to a favorable resolution.
  • Represented the manufacturer of a racking system in a warehouse. The racking system collapsed, pinning the 47-year-old Plaintiff by the ankle in his forklift. Plaintiff required an ankle fusion and 12 follow-up surgeries. After joining the designer of the system and the maintenance company, we moved to mediation where a favorable settlement was reached.