Dennis C. McAndrews, Esquire, has worked for over thirty (30) years in the public and private sectors in several roles in the field of disability law. He is the founder of McAndrews Law Offices, a twelve-attorney law firm in Berwyn, Scranton, Wyomissing, Wilmington, Delaware and Washington, D.C., which regularly represents individuals with disabilities and their families in a variety of areas, including special education matters, special needs trusts, guardianship, estate planning, right-to-treatment cases, and injury cases. He frequently acts as a consultant to other public and private attorneys with regard to disability and special education issues.
During his sixteen (16) years as a prosecutor in the Philadelphia area, and thereafter in criminal defense matters, he handled many cases involving defenses of mental disability. He was a special prosecutor in the murder trial of Commonwealth vs. John E. duPont.
Mr. McAndrews is an instructor of Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Justice at Villanova University. He is a frequent lecturer to national conferences, Bar Association Committees and advocacy groups concerning the rights of the disabled, and has authored numerous articles regarding the rights of disabled individuals. Mr. McAndrews obtained his law degree from the Villanova School of Law in 1978 and was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education together with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Villanova University in 1975.