Thomas Andrews

  • Emeritus Professor of Law

Contact

Phone: (206) 543-2644
Email: tra@uw.edu

Education

B.A. 1969, University of Pittsburgh M.A. 1976, Northwestern University J.D. 1979, University of Pennsylvania

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Estate Planning and Taxes — Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility — Property Law

Recent Courses

LAW A 503 Property I

Selected Publications

See the full list under the Publications tab below.

Professor Andrews came to the UW in 1985 after five years' experience as an associate in the Washington, DC firm of Shea and Gardner, where he practiced in a variety of areas, including trusts and estates and asbestos litigation.

Before entering private practice, Professor Andrews clerked for The Honorable Louis H. Pollak, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is especially interested in law and ethics and in legal philosophy and has taught undergraduate courses in philosophy, law and ethics, and medical ethics. His principal teaching and research interests currently are in the areas of professional responsibility, trusts and estates, torts, and property, and community property.

Professor Andrews, a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of the Coif, is a member of the Washington State Bar and a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

Books or Treatises

  • Commentaries on the Model Rules of Professional Conduct (Thomas Andrews & Karen Boxx co-reporters, 5th ed., Am. Coll. of Trust and Estate Counsel, 2016). 222 pages.
  • Tom Andrews, Karen Boxx & Ann Murphy, Washington Community Property Deskbook (4th ed. Washington State Bar Association 2014). 1 vol.
  • Tom Andrews, Rob Aronson, Mark Fucile & Art Lachman, The Law of Lawyering in Washington (Washington State Bar Association 2012). 1 vol.
  • Washington Estate Planning Deskbook (Thomas R. Andrews, John R. Price & Mark Reutlinger eds., Washington State Bar Association 2005). 1 vol.
  • Washington Probate Deskbook (Thomas R. Andrews, John R. Price & Mark Reutlinger eds., Washington State Bar Association 2005). 1 vol.
  • Washington Community Property Deskbook (Thomas R. Andrews, Karen Boxx, Ann Murphy & Gary Randall eds., 3d ed., Washington State Bar Association 2003). 1 vol.
  • Washington Community Property Deskbook (Thomas R. Andrews, William Oltman & Gary C. Randall eds., 2d ed., Washington State Bar Association 1999 Supp.). 1 vol.

Book Chapters

  • Thomas R. Andrews, Professional Responsibility, in Washington Probate Deskbook 3-1 to -31 (Thomas R. Andrews et al. eds., Washington State Bar Association 2005).
  • Thomas R. Andrews, Migratory and Conflict Issues, in Washington Estate Planning Deskbook 10-1 to -49 (Thomas R. Andrews et al. eds., Washington State Bar Association 2005).
  • Thomas R. Andrews, Estate Planning Representation, in Washington Estate Planning Deskbook 2-1 to -63 (Thomas R. Andrews et al. eds., Washington State Bar Association 2005).
  • Thomas R. Andrews & Gary Randall, Characterization of Property, in Washington Estate Planning Deskbook 4-1 to -29 (Thomas R. Andrews et al. eds., Washington State Bar Association 2005).

Book Reviews

  • Thomas R. Andrews, Book Note, 126 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1447-56 (1978) (reviewing David A.J. Richards, The Moral Criticism of Law (1977)).

Professional Publications

  • Tom Andrews, “Property Rights of Domestic Partners in the United States and Scandinavia: A Comparative Study,” (August 2003).  
  • Panelist, "The Ethics of Legal & Business Practice in the Marijuana Industry", Marijuana Policy in Washington State: Moving Forward, University of Washington School of Law (June 14, 2016)

  • Speaker, "Forthcoming Fifth Edition of the ACTEC Commentaries and Annotations: What’s New, What’s Trending in Estate Planning Ethics Issues, and What’s Being Clarified", with Karen Boxx, 60th Annual Estate Planning Seminar, Estate Planning Council of Seattle and University of Washington School of Law, Graduate Program in Taxation (November 3, 2015)

  • Panelist, "The Ethics of Multidisciplinary Practice – Staying Inside the Ethics Lines When Your Clients Cross Borders", 60th Annual Estate Planning Seminar, Estate Planning Council of Seattle and University of Washington School of Law Graduate Program in Taxation (November 2, 2015)

  • Speaker, "The Ethics of Tax Lawyers & Tax Accountants Partnering: Plus Ça Change, Plus C'est La Même Chose", Duties to the Tax System, University of Washington School of Law Tax Program (October 4, 2013)

  • Panelist, "Joint Representation", Midyear Meeting, Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section (June 6, 2008)

  • "Legal Ethics -- Compliance-Related Issues", Hospital and Health Law Seminar, Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys (November 6, 2005)

  • "Trask Updated: Duties to Nonclients in Washington and Beyond", Advanced Probate: Special Issues in Administration, Washington State Bar Association (July 20, 2005)

  • "The Ethics of Saying No to Clients: Tax Shelters and Other Opportunities to Earn Your Fee the Hard Way", 49th Annual Estate Planning Seminar, Washington State Bar Association (November 16, 2004)

  • "Property Rights of Domestic Partners in the U.S. and Scandinavia", Faculty Colloquium, University of Washington School of Law (June 1, 2004)

  • Panelist, 10th Annual Family Law Institute, King County Bar Association (December 18, 2003)

  • "Challenges to the Legal Profession in the New Millenium", Japan Federation of Bar Associations and Hitotsubashi University (February 21, 2003)

  • "The Limits of Confidentiality: Recent Developments in the United States (and Beyond) Relating to a Lawyer’s Right to Disclose Confidences to Prevent Property Damage and Fraud", Symposium on Money Laundering and Gatekeeper Legislation, Japan Federation of Bar Associations (February 15, 2003)

  • "The Limits of Confidentiality: Recent Developments in the United States (and Beyond) Relating to a Lawyer’s Right to Disclose Confidences to Prevent Property Damage and Fraud", Ritsumeikan University (January 1, 2003)

  • "The Changing Landscape of Professional Responsibility: What Should the Estate Planner Know?", 44th Annual Estate Planning Seminar, (October 1, 1999)

  • "Can Community Property and Nonmarital Relationships Cohabit? A Selective Survey of Significant Developments in Washington Community Property Law", Midyear Meeting, Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section (June 1, 1999)