J.D., cum laude, Howard University, 1990
B.A., Texas Southern University, 1987
Rawle Andrews Jr. is a regional vice president of AARP, the largest non-profit, non-partisan organization advocating for the rights and interests of persons 50 and older in the United States. Mr. Andrews also is a member of the AARP National Leadership Team with duties including management and oversight of AARP’s operations across the 7 largest states in the USA: California, Florida, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas. Previously, he was the senior state director for AARP in Maryland (2010-2011), and managing attorney of AARP’s Legal Counsel for the Elderly (2007-2009).
Mr. Andrews was in the private practice of law for 16 years before joining AARP. He also is active on several boards, commissions and task forces, including: the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging; the DC Superior Court Civil Rules Committee; the Foundation of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia; the Holy Cross Health Foundation of Maryland; the Thurgood Marshall Center Trust; and the Laurel Wreath Commission and the National Public Policy Committee of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
A frequent lecturer on consumer protection and elder law and policy issues, Mr. Andrews holds adjunct professorships at Georgetown University and Howard University School of Law. He also authored a book review on the American Bar Association’s “Legal Guide for Americans Over 50” and he is a chapter author of the “Michigan Law of Damages and Other Remedies.” He earned his a J.D., with honors, from the Howard University School of Law in 1990, where he was a member of the Howard Law Journal.
Mr. Andrews is an active member of the District of Columbia Bar; the American Bar Association; the National Bar Association; the Washington Bar Association; the Bar Association of the District of Columbia (voluntary bar); the U.S. Senate Youth Alumni Association; and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. His awards and recognition include, among others, the 2016 Decatur W. Trotter National Humanitarian Award by the National Association of Black Veterans (NABVETS); the 2015 Pillar of the Province Award by the Eastern Province of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.; the Leadership Maryland Class of 2011; and the D.C. Bar’s 2006 Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award.