E. Andrew "Andy" Norwood

Attorney in Nashville, TN
Andy Norwood's practice focuses on intellectual property law, including copyright, trademark, trade secret, and related licensing issues. He represents clients in a wide variety of industries and has been involved in hundreds of contract and licensing matters in the healthcare industry alone.

Much of Andy's practice involves licensing and other matters related to computer software and information systems. A key part of that role is helping to ensure that critical systems are available as needed.

He believes it is crucial to develop a deep understanding of his clients' overall business in order to provide quality legal services. He also likes to say that he has very few client contacts that he does not also consider to be his friends. This personal approach and understanding of the industries in which he practices have earned him respect within the legal and business communities.

Over 50 publishing houses have called on Andy for a wide range of transactions, from simple author contracts to corporate mergers and acquisitions. In 2004, he received the distinguished Robin Mays Award, the Publishers Association of the South's highest honor, in recognition of his contributions to the publishing industry.

Andy has been lead counsel representing clients in:

•Software licensing


•General intellectual property licensing

•Supply chain

•Group purchasing

•Peripheral matters related to information systems, such as hardware purchasing, nondisclosure agreements, and services contracts

Andy has been described as a talented speaker who combines humor with business savvy in seminar presentations and other speaking engagements; his audiences have been enlightened and entertained with his unique combination of quick wit, subject matter expertise, and ability to present complex legal issues in clear and concise terms.

Chambers USAandBest Lawyersrecognize Andy for his work in information technology, intellectual property, and media and entertainment law.


03.21.13 Medical Devices and Malware: The Latest Hospital-Acquired 'Infection', by Robb S. Harvey, Kim Harvey Looney and E. Andrew Norwood, Healthcare Informatics

2007 E-HEALTH BUSINESS & TRANSACTIONAL LAW, Contracting Principles for E-Health Transactions (2007 Cumulative Supplement)


03.29.13 Robb Harvey, Kim Looney, and Andy Norwood Published in Healthcare Informatics


06.17.14 Content Creator Seminar

2013 Healthcare Briefing Series

Press Releases

05.27.14 32 Waller Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA

02.24.12 Twenty-Four Waller Lansden Attorneys Recognized as Leaders in the Field by Chambers USA

Up Close

Andy is the author of what he calls a mildly successful book,30 Life Lessons My Boys Learned from Baseball(Pelican Publishing Company).

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Areas of Law

  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyrights
  • Software Licensing/IT Outsourcing
  • Information Technology & Electronic Medical Records
  • Media / Entertainment
  • Healthcare Industry
  • Hospitals & Health Systems
  • Hospitality
  • Information Technology
  • Electronic Payments & Financial Technology


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Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1987, Alabama
1989, Tennessee

Law School Attended

The University of Alabama School of Law
Class of 1987
M. Leigh Harrison Award for legal writing, Co-Editor-in-Chief - The Journal of the Legal Profession

University Attended

University of Alabama
Class of 1984
cum laude

Birth Information

Born in 1962
San Diego, California, October 4, 1962

Associations & Memberships

Professional•Member, Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations•Member, American Health Lawyers Association•Member, Federal Bar A... More

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Office Information
E. Andrew "Andy" Norwood
Nashville City Center 511 Union Street, Suite 2700,
Nashville, TN 37219-1760


Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP (Nashville, Tennessee)

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