Ali Andrews is an experienced Tax attorney with a primary focus on handling state and local tax disputes, from audits and administrative proceedings to litigation in district courts, appellate courts, and the Texas Supreme Court. She also assists clients with state and local tax planning and compliance in areas that include sales and use taxes, franchise taxes, property taxes (including Chapter 312, 380, 381 and JETI abatement agreements), unemployment taxes, mixed beverage taxes, and hotel occupancy taxes. Ali also provides litigation expertise in other areas of business, administrative, and regulatory law, having successfully litigated cases involving a broad range of topics including free speech, equal protection, open courts, sovereign immunity, administrative remedies, discovery disputes, trial procedure, and agency rulemaking.
Prior to joining Jackson Walker, Ali served as Chief of the Tax Litigation Division of the Office of the Texas Attorney General. In this role, Ali oversaw all litigation related to state taxes and unemployment issues for the State of Texas. She provided counsel to the Comptroller of Public Accounts and the Texas Workforce Commission on a wide range of matters, including litigation strategies, policy development, rulemaking, and legislation. Additionally, Ali represented the State of Texas in negotiations and interactions with other states.
B.A., magna cum laude, Saint Edward’s University
- Nonfiction and Poetry Editor/Contributor for SEU Literary Journal, Sorin Oak Review
- Technical and Formatting Editor/Contributor, Handbook of Experiential Learning
- Contributor, SEU Admissions Bulletin
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law
- Notes Editor, Hastings Law Journal
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit