John L. Scott Real Estate names new general counsel

John L. Scott General Counsel, Andrew Mathews

Andrew Mathews joins John L. Scott to lead company’s legal department

John L. Scott Real Estate has brought on Andrew Mathews as the company’s General Counsel. Mathews brings 15 years of experience to the role, which oversees John L. Scott’s legal department, providing day-to-day guidance to all levels of the company.

Before joining John L. Scott, Andrew Mathews was the General Counsel of American Management Services, a Seattle-based property management company. Prior to that role, he was a Commercial Litigation Attorney at the international law firm Reed Smith, LLP in Chicago, where he counseled a range of clients – from small private organizations to Fortune 500 companies.

“Andrew Mathews’ depth of experience, paired with his solutions-based legal approach make him a natural fit for the General Counsel role at John L. Scott,” said J. Lennox Scott, Chairman and CEO at John L. Scott. “In this position on our executive team, Andrew will put his experience to work, helping navigate the situations we face in the real estate industry.”

Mathews will work closely with members of the executive team on high-level legal decisions, but will also support John L. Scott’s network of company-owned and affiliate offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California.

“Andrew Mathews’ role of General Counsel is crucial to ensuring John L. Scott continues our tradition of strong legal ethics in the real estate industry,” said Phil McBride, Chief Operating Officer at John L. Scott. “I’m looking forward to working with Andrew to support all levels of the company – from brokers and office leaders, to our executive team.”

Mathews currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Seattle Children’s Museum, and his professional background also includes a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Walter H. Rice, a United States District Judge in the Southern District of Ohio. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Michigan, and a Juris Doctor degree from the Northwestern University School of Law.