Andy Lowry

Andy Lowry

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  • Millsaps College
    B.A., Philosophy, 1991
  • Mississippi State University
    M.A., English, 1995
  • University of Mississippi School of Law
    J.D., 2002, cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Mississippi, 2002
About Andy
  • What types of clients do you represent?

    I represent healthcare providers ranging from large hospital chains to small nursing homes, as well as handling appeals for retailers, insurers, and a silica company.

  • What type of matters do you work on most often?

    I most often work on appellate litigation, which in healthcare includes certificate of need and reimbursement matters. Additionally, I manage medical-malpractice litigation, often representing nursing homes in north Mississippi.  

  • What do you find most exciting about your work?
  • What previous experiences, prior to your work at Balch, influence your practice?

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  • Medicare reimbursement: Convinced a federal appeals court to reverse Medicare's denial of reimbursement because the agency had disregarded its own regulations. (Hardy-Wilson Mem'l Hosp. v. Sebelius, 616 F.3d 449 (5th Cir. 2010)).
  • Premises liability: Obtained reversal of $800,000 additur in the case of a statutory rape in an apartment complex. (Miss. State Fed. v. L.R., 62 So. 3d 351 (Miss. 2010)).
  • Medicaid reimbursement: Showed that the state Medicaid agency's reduction of reimbursement to a nursing facility was unreasonable. (Miss. Methodist Hosp. & Rehab. Ctr. v. Miss. Div. of Medicaid, 21 So. 3d 600 (Miss. 2009)).
  • ERISA preemption: Successfully argued federal jurisdiction over a self-insured plan's claim for reimbursement from a tort judgment in state court. (Richardson v. BankPlus, S.D. Miss. 2012). 
  • Insurance coverage: Obtained unanimous judgment reversing the trial court's finding that an insured had timely renewed its coverage. (AmFed Nat'l Ins. Co. v. NTC Transp., Inc., 196 So. 3d 947 (Miss. 2016)).
  • Bankruptcy preemption: Persuaded Mississippi Supreme Court to reverse our Court of Appeals and reinstate the trial court's ruling that a plaintiff's medical-malpractice suit was barred for her failure to disclose it in her Chapter 13 proceeding. (Adams v. Graceland Care Ctr. of Oxford, LLC, 208 So. 3d 575 (Miss. 2017)).




      • Millsaps College, B.A., Philosophy, 1991
      • Mississippi State University, M.A., English, 1995
      • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 2002, cum laude
      • Mississippi State Court, 2002
      • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi, 2002
      • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi, 2002
      • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2002
      Bar Admissions
      • Mississippi, 2002
      Professional Affiliations
      • American Health Lawyers' Association
      • Mississippi Bar Association, Appellate Practice section
      • Mississippi Supreme Court, Honorable Kay B. Cobb, 2002 - 2003