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Andy is a member of the board of directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County. His first experience with Big Brothers was in 1976 when he first became a big brother for a boy in Washtenaw County (the boy is now 50 years old and still a friend!)

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides a match between adults willing to spend time with kids from single family homes. If you would like more information about them, please go to their website.

He is also a past president of the Washtenaw County Bar Association (washbar.org). During his year as president, the Bar Association sponsored and built a Habitat for Humanity House. He is presently chair of the bar's Public Service Committee. The Public Service Committee has a number of activities, including landscaping some of the low cost housing units of Avalon Housing (avalonhousing.org) yearly, teaching in the Ann Arbor Public Schools to Middle School students on Constitution Day, collecting money and goods to send to our troops in Iraq.

The firm also supports a variety of charities in Washtenaw County, including the C. Robert Arvin Foundation, Mott Children's Hospital, the Ypsilanti Independence Day Parade, Brain Injury Association of Michigan, The Women's Center of Southeastern Michigan, University of Michigan Ginsberg Center ASB (alternative spring break). Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels Holiday Homes Tour, Community Alliance, 21st Century Fund, Washtenaw County Bar Association-EMU Legal Resource Center and Washtenaw County Bar Association-Michigan Prisoner Reentry Initiative.