W. Andrew Neely was raised in Jackson, Mississippi. He completed his undergraduate studies (B.B.A. Business Administration and Spanish, 2000) at Millsaps College. In 2006, he received his J.D. (cum laude) from Mississippi College School of Law and was admitted to the Mississippi and Tennessee Bars. Between 2006 and 2008, Andrew served as a pupil at the Charles Clark American Inns of Court. Andrew is an AV Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. Andrew was elected in 2014 to serve as a Director on the Mississippi Bar's Young Lawyer's Division. Andrew gave a CLE presentation for the Mississippi Bar: Young Lawyers division in September 2014 on the subject of Case Evaluation and Investigation from a Plaintiff's Practice Perspective.
After graduating from Millsaps, Andrew lived for a few years in San Jose, Costa Rica, where he became fluent in Spanish and worked as an English instructor, teaching English as a foreign language to Costa Ricans of all ages. Throughout law school, Andrew was the sports columnist for The Legal Eye, the school newspaper, and he served as Editor-in-Chief of the The Legal Eye his third year.
Andrew lives in Jackson and serves on the board of the Our Fondren Neighborhood Association. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys playing tennis, running, cooking, reading, and traveling. He is married with two young daughters.