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Andrew J. Cobos

Houston Office
Houston Office

600 Travis Street
Suite 7000
Houston, TX 77002
TEL: 713.485.7308 FAX: 713.485.7344

Andrew Cobos is an associate in the Houston office of McKool Smith.  During law school, Andrew was appointed by the Texas Governor to the University of Houston System Board of Regents to represent over 65,000 students. He provided policy guidance and direction for four universities in the University of Houston System and authored "The Student Regent Handbook: a Guide for Student Regents from Student Regents."

Prior to law school, Andrew earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.  After graduating, he held positions as Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, and Unit Mentor and Trainer.  Andrew deployed twice to combat in Iraq, where he planned and led security operations during the Iraqi Constitutional Referendum and the Iraqi National Elections.  He also supervised specialized training and equipment maintenance for over 200 Iraqi police officers and over 100 special operations officers in hostage rescue, terrorism prevention, and combat operations. During his second tour, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.  Andrew also conducted security operations with the Secret Service for the President and Air Force One.  

Andrew is very active in the Houston community and has been recognized by the Texas Junior Chamber of Commerce as “One of Five Outstanding Young Texans," and by the Houston Junior Chamber of Commerce as “One of Five Outstanding Young Houstonians.”

Professional & Community Activities

  • Houston Junior Chamber of Commerce
  • National Coalition of Student Regents and Trustees
  • Houston Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers
  • University of Houston Speakers Bureau
  • Phi Beta Delta, Honor Society for International Scholars
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars

Awards & Recognition

  • Named a top "40 Under 40" professional in Houston by the Houston Business Journal (2013)
  • University of Houston Law Center Distinguished Service Award
  • University of Houston Law Center Barksdale Stevens Award