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)).


    Speaking Engagements


      • 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