Andy Penry

J. Anthony Penry



Andy Penry is a well known commercial litigator with extensive experience in construction disputes (including accident and death cases) and securities arbitration.

Clients frequently call on him for his extensive knowledge of North Carolina courts and juries. Fellow lawyers often call on him to mediate or arbitrate their commercial cases. Business North Carolina has named him among North Carolina’s Legal Elite in Construction Law and Litigation. He has been recognized for Construction Litigation and Securities in North Carolina Super Lawyers and listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law, Construction Litigation, and Securities Litigation (including two awards for Lawyer of the Year for Securities Litigation).

Andy also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Wake Forest University and Campbell University Schools of Law, where he teaches courses in Construction Law.

Practice Areas
Financial Adviser Negligence & Securities Disputes
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law & Disputes
Fraud & Unfair Practices
Insurance Coverage & Disputes
Occupational Licensing Disputes
Real Estate Disputes

Member, Penry Riemann pllc (2001-Present)
Partner and Co-Founder, Ellis & Winters (2000-2001)
Counsel, Wyrick, Robbins, Yates & Ponton (1994-1996)
Associate and Partner, Petree Stockton & Robinson (1986-1994)
Associate, Tharrington, Smith & Hargrove (1983-1986)
Law Clerk, Hon. James C. Fox, United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina (1982–1983)
Staff Law Clerk, United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina (1980–1982)
Counsel, Jefferson Pilot Title Insurance Company (1979-1980

J.D., Wake Forest University (1979)
B.A. in History, University of North Carolina (1976)

North Carolina
South Carolina
United States Courts of Appeal for the Fourth and Federal Circuits
United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
United States Tax Court
Other courts pro hac vice

Board Certified Specialist in Business Litigation Law, the Florida Bar
Board Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Professional Affiliations
American Law Institute (Members Consultative Group, Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance)
American Board of Trial Advocates
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
International Network of Boutique Law Firms (Chapter President)
Litigation Counsel of America (Fellow)
North Carolina Bar Association
Sedona Conference
Wake County Bar Association

Industry Affiliations
Associated Builders and Contractors of North Carolina (Associate Member)
Associated General Contractors of America (Associate Member)
Carolinas Associated General Contractors
Construction Financial Management Association (Associate Member)
Construction Professionals Network of North Carolina (Secretary)
National Bond Claims Association

Civic Affairs
Wake Technical Community College Board of Trustees
Wake Forest University School of Law Board of Visitors