Gilbert J. Andia, Jr. (Bert)


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Practice Areas

  • Bank Litigation
  • Business and Civil Litigation
  • Commercial and Securities Arbitration
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Contract Dispute
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights
  • Securities
  • Trials in all Courts
  • Trust and Estate Litigation

Biographical Information

Significant Accomplishments

  • Lead trial counsel in a constructive fraud case, obtained jury verdict in contested trial for heirs of estate against executor in an amount in excess of $700,000 (Mazzurco v. Mazzurco, Alamance County Superior Court)
  • Lead trial counsel for general contractor in construction disputes involving several sites across North Carolina. Settled prior to trial.
  • Lead trial counsel in trade dress dispute involving furniture industry, obtained summary judgment prior to trial; argued case before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. v. SanGiorgio NA, Ltd, 187 F.3d 363 (4th Cir. 1999))
  • Assistant trial counsel in a design patent dispute involving furniture designs (Victus Ltd. v. Collezione Europa USA, Inc. 26 F.Supp.2d 772 (MDNC 1998)
  • Lead counsel in case brought in the Middle District of Florida involving claim of patent infringement involving medical devices (settled during trial)
  • Lead trial counsel in business dispute involving contract, obtained jury verdit
  • Assistant trial counsel in patent infringement arbitration involving high-speed conveyors
  • Assisted in representing plaintiffs in securities litigation class action case (settled prior to trial)
  • Conducted all phases of pretrial discovery, pretrial preparation and motion practice in business disputes. Conducted numerous depositions of fact and expert witnesses.
  • Acted as local counsel in various cases pending in Middle District of North Carolina and Guilford/Forsyth county state cases
  • Tried numerous courts-martial to verdict before juries, including cases involving murder, rape, and other serious crimes
  • Note: *The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicated upon a lawyer’s or a law firm’s past results.

Professional Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Greensboro Bar Association
  • Registered patent attorney, U.S. Patent Office


Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State Univ., Blacksburg, VA Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering), 1982

  • Company Commander, Virginia Tech Corp of Cadets
  • Commandant’s Award, 1982
  • Ring Committee, 1982

Wake Forest Univ., Winston-Salem, NC Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1989

  • Scholastic Honors List, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89
  • Winner, First Year Moot Court Competition
  • Teaching Assistant (1987-88)
  • National Trial, Team Regional Winner (1988-89)
  • Articles Editor, Wake Forest Law Review
  • The Order of Barristers

Publications and Presentations

  • “It’s Going to Cost How Much? The Role of Insurance in IP Disputes”, Business Torts, 1998
  • “Silstar v. Shakespeare: Copying of Trademarks”, Business Torts, 1997
  • “Recent Developments in Intellectual Property” Law, IP Links, November 2001
  • “What is Tertium Quid, and How Do You Protect It?” IP Links, June 2000

Additional Information

  • Admitted to practice in Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • Admitted to practice in United States Courts of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit and the Federal Circuit
  • Member, United States Air Force (1983-1996)
  • Member, United States Air Force Reserves(1996-2005)
  • Retired, Lieutenant Colonel