Andy is a Partner in Preti Flaherty's Government Affairs Group.

He represents a wide range of clients at every level of Maine government including the Maine Legislature, the Executive branch, and state agencies.  His practice focuses on general business regulation and improving the regulatory climate for businesses. He represents a multinational brewery, a multinational education publisher and test assessment provider, a large statewide trade association, national medical companies and trade associations, and many others.  He has been recognized twice by his peers for inclusion as a Rising Star in Lobbying by Super Lawyers and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

A former advisor to Governor John Baldacci and active in Maine politics for more than a decade, Andy has strong relationships with key decision makers at the State House and all levels of Maine government.

Prior to joining the firm, Andy worked for Preti Flaherty as a Summer Associate.  Before attending the University of Maine School of Law, Andy worked for Governor John Baldacci as the Director of Boards and Commissions within the Office of the Governor. In this role, he was the primary advisor to Governor John Baldacci on thousands of appointments to hundreds of state boards and commissions. Andy also worked closely with members of the Maine House and Senate on hundreds of gubernatorial appointments requiring legislative confirmation.

A native of Washington State, Andy currently resides in Freeport, Maine with his wife Emily and their son.

Professional Activities

  • Director, Governing Council of Maine State Bar Association New Lawyers Section (2009 - 2010)
  • Associate Member, State Government Affairs Council
  • Member, American Health Law Association

Honors & Recognition

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star in Lobbying (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, selected by his peers in Government Relations Practice (2019, 2020, and 2021)
  • Graduate, State Government Affairs Council Professional Certificate Program
  • Named a New England Trailblazer in Government Affairs by Connecticut Law Tribune, 2019

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland, Board of Directors (2004 - 2009)
  • Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber, Government Liaison Committee (2010 - 2012)
  • Brunswick Democratic Town Committee, Chair (2011 - 2013)
  • Member, Town of Brunswick Voter Registration Appeals Board (2011 - 2015)
  • Maine Development Foundation, Leadership Maine, Allagash Class (2018 - 2019)

Firm Highlights


48 Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected by Peers for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2021, Including 4 “Lawyers of the Year”

Forty-eight Preti Flaherty attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America 2021, including four recognized on the inaugural “Ones to Watch” list for attorneys earlier in their careers and four “Lawyer of the...


Maine Legislative Alert: Lodging reservations may begin immediately for June 1st stays

Some good news was announced during today’s daily COVID-19 daily briefing regarding Maine’s lodging establishments. Commissioner Heather Johnson announced that, effective immediately, Maine lodging facilities can begin accepting future reservations for stays beginning June...


Legislative Alert: Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee Meeting Report

The Maine State Legislature’s Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee met on Friday, June 5 th to continue to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on Maine’s economy. The agenda included childcare issues, a report from...


Legislative Alert: Economic Recovery Grant Program Update

On Thursday, August 20, 2020, Governor Janet Mills announced the launch of the newly established Maine Economic Recovery Grant Program – a state-based approach to help support struggling Maine businesses and nonprofit organizations that...


MHCA Fall Health Care Conference

Preti Flaherty attorneys Tony Manhart, Andy Cashman, and Bodie Colwell will present an on-demand virtual seminar on Strategies and Opportunities for Financially Troubled Facilities to the Maine Health Care Association's Fall Conference. The session discusses indicators...


Legislative Alert: Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee Update

The Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee met on Friday June 26 th to hear reports from the Chairs of all six subcommittees. In the reporting on Friday the biggest monetary ask was from the Infrastructure...


Maine Legislative Alert: Reopening and Other Updates

The Legislative Practice Group at Preti Flaherty hopes you are all staying healthy, safe, and sane. We are continuing to interface with Governor Mills, her staff, and relevant of members of her administration on...