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Andrew J. Terrell
Partner
1800 M Street, NW
Suite 450N
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202.659.6788
Fax: 202.237.6188
aterrell@wtplaw.com
3190 Fairview Park Drive
Suite 800
Falls Church, VA 22042-4510
Phone: 703.280.9269
Fax: 703.280.8949
Awards

Andrew J. Terrell, Managing Partner of the Whiteford, Taylor & Preston’s Falls Church office and Co-Chair of the firm’s Community Associations group, is an experienced lawyer and litigator with a particular focus in representing condominium associations, homeowner associations and real estate cooperatives in Virginia and the District of Columbia.  

Mr. Terrell has counseled community associations in the areas of covenant enforcement and governing documents interpretation, negotiated numerous statutory warranty claims and litigated bench and jury trials on behalf of his clients.  He has also successfully litigated numerous cases in a wide variety of issues including toxic tort, products liability, employment law, fair housing complaints, contract disputes, construction law, insurance defense and coverage issues.

In 2014, Mr. Terrell was named a member of the prestigious College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL) for his contributions to the evolution and practice of community association law and commitment to high standards of professional and ethical conduct.  Mr. Terrell is also an active member of Community Associations Institute (CAI) Washington Metropolitan and Central Virginia Chapters.  He has spoken at numerous conferences and published many articles related to his practice.  Mr. Terrell was recognized by his peers for inclusion in U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers® for construction and real estate litigation, most recently in 2015, and has been AV Peer Review Rated in Martindale-Hubbell®.

Community Associations

  • Representation of condominium associations, homeowners associations, and real estate cooperatives in Virginia and the District of Columbia
  • Advises on collections and insurance

Interpretation/Amendment of Governing Documents

Counsels community associations in the areas of covenant enforcement and governing documents interpretation

Developer/Warranty Issues

Negotiated numerous statutory warranty claims in DC and Virginia

Community Association Litigation

  • Successfully defended a condominium association in a several-thousand dollar mold claim in the Circuit Court for the City of Alexandria
  • Litigated bench and jury trials on behalf of community associations in Virginia and the District of Columbia

Other Litigation

Successfully litigated numerous cases in Virginia and the District of Columbia in a wide variety of issues including toxic tort, products liability, employment law, fair housing complaints, contract disputes, construction law, insurance defense and coverage issues

Recognitions

AV Peer Review Rated: Martindale-Hubbell

Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2012 - present

Listed in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, 2016 - present

Listed in Virginia Super Lawyers, 2017

Publications & Presentations

Speaker: "The Infamous Question - To Claim or Not to Claim?" CVC CA Day Trade Show & Expo (March 2015) (Richmond, VA)

Speaker: "Homeowner/Condominium Associations: Overcoming Challenges," 2011 International Builders' Show (January 12-15, 2011) (Orlando, FL)

Speaker: "Understanding Floods and Mold," 2012 WMCCAI Conference and Expo (March, 2012) (Washington, D.C.)

Speaker: "Leasing and Rental Restrictions," 2011 WMCCAI Conference and Expo (March, 2011) (Washington, D.C.)

Speaker: "Homeowner/Condominium Associations: Overcoming Challenges," 2011 International Builders' Show (January 12-15, 2011) (Orlando, FL)

Speaker: "Effectively Managing Large Construction Projects: Can They Be Performed on Time and on Budget"?  2007 WMCCAI Conference and Expo (March, 2007) (Washington, D.C.)

Instructor: "Special Issues for Condominium and Homeowners Associations in Virginia -- Warranty Litigation, Insurance and Covenant Enforcement," Lorman Seminar, Continuing Legal Education (July, 2006)

Author: Trees: Lovely to Look at and a Liability (April, 2007) (Quorum)

Author: Renting to the Public -- Be Careful What you Wish For (December, 2006) (Quorum) 

Author: The Book of Resolutions Is a Helpful Tool for Community Association Governance (April, 2006) (Quorum)

Author: Kelo v. City of New London -- Will it Affect Community Associations (September, 2005) (Quorum) 

Author: Your New Friend -- The Insurance Defense Counsel (May, 2005) (Quorum)

Co-Author: Brief Amicus Curiae on behalf of Washington Metropolitan Chapter of the Community Associations Institute, Supreme Court of Virginia (December, 2002)

Author: Question & Answer -- Virginia General Assembly Creates Changes for the Property Owners Association Act (October, 1999) (Quorum)

Memberships & Activities

Managing Partner of WTP's Falls Church, Virginia office

Member: WTP's Executive Committee

Co-Chair: WTP's Community Associations Group

Member: College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL)

Member: Alexandria Bar Association

Member: District of Columbia Bar Association

Member: Virginia State Bar Association

Member: American Bar Association

WTP Representative, North American Board of Governors, Lexwork International

Member: Community Associations Institute, Washington Metropolitan Chapter, Central Virginia Chapter

Education

  • George Mason University (J.D. 1989)
  • St. Michael's College (B.A. 1984)