Dennis C. McAndrews
McAndrews Law Offices, P.C.
Address: 30 Cassatt Avenue
Berwyn, PA 19312

University: Villanova University, B.S., Education, 1975; Villanova University, B.A., Political Science, 1975, Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1978
Admitted: 1978, Pennsylvania
Biography: Dennis C. McAndrews is the founder and Managing Partner of McAndrews Law Offices, P.C.{newline}Mr. McAndrews regularly represents families and individuals with disabilities in a variety of areas, including special education matters, estate planning, estate administration, special needs trusts, guardianship, estate planning, right-to-treatment cases and injury cases. He has developed a national reputation in Estate Planning, Estate Administration and representation of persons with special needs.{newline}He served as Executive Director and Staff Counsel to two select committees of the Pennsylvania State Senate which evaluated Pennsylvania's system of care for persons with disabilities and drafted proposed legislation designed to modernize Pennsylvania's legal basis for the provision of care to the intellectually disabled.{newline}Mr. McAndrews served for fifteen years as a Special Education Hearing Officer for the Pennsylvania Department of Education. He was selected to serve as one of the first special education appellate hearing officers in Pennsylvania. During his sixteen years as a prosecutor in the Philadelphia area, and thereafter in criminal defense matters, he handled many cases involving mental disability. He was a special prosecutor in the murder trial of Commonwealth vs. John E. duPont.{newline}Mr. McAndrews is an instructor of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and Criminal Justice at Villanova University. He served for a decade as Chairman of the Disability Law Committee of the Delaware County Bar Association.{newline}