Andrew J. Mytelka


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Practice Areas

Appellate Law
Ad Valorem Tax Law & Litigation

Andrew Mytelka is originally from New York and has lived in Galveston, Texas for close to 30 years. His legal practice involves mostly securities litigation and other complex litigation matters as both plaintiff and defense counsel.  He obtained degrees from Grinnell College (B.A. Chemistry), Tulane University (J.D.) and Boston University (LLM  Taxation).  He is admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States as well as numerous other federal courts. 

Andy was involved in the formation of the Offshore Energy Center and helped in the original acquisition of the Ocean Star Rig.  He has also been involved with numerous charitable organizations as a board member and legal counsel.   He served as President of the Galveston Independent School District for several years.   Andy was named to the 2014 Best Lawyers in America in commercial litigation.


  • Tulane University - J.D., 1985 (Common Law)
  • Boston University - L.L.M. in Taxation, 1986 (Journal of Tax Law)
  • Grinnell College - B.A., 1982 (Chemistry and History)


  • Texas
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals
  • Fifth and Tenth Circuits
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Tax Court

Recognition and/or Publications

  • 2014 Recognized as a Best Lawyer in America for Commercial Litigation. Best Lawyers is partnered with US News and World Reports.

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Galveston County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association

Civic Involvement

  • Kempner Fund
    • Director - 2012 to present
  • Galveston Independent School District
    • Trustee – 2006 – 2011
    • President – 2007 – 2010
  • Offshore Oil Rig Museum
    • Director – 2008 to Present