Andrew Mitchard is the Managing Director of Johnston Withers and heads up the growing commercial law team.

He brings broad and valuable experience to the role. He started his practicing life as a lawyer dealing with the dual roles of tax and personal injury. He found as his clients evolved, so did he. He now practices in commercial law and commercial litigation – with a particular interest in secured debt documentation and recovery, commercial property matters, including high value transfers and commercial leasing.

Many of Andrew’s clients have been with him for years, following him from his previous firm to Johnston Withers when he joined in 2009. They admire his commercial nous, his easy manner, his practical approach, and his ability to give comprehensive advice. And the worth of that advice can be tracked in his clients’ successes – many of whom have grown significantly, some into multi-million dollar businesses.

In addition to his commercial work, Andrew carries responsibility for Johnston Withers’ regional office in Clare, visiting regularly and supporting the local staff.  He is also the State secretary of the Australian Lawyers Alliance, an organisation dedicated to the protection and promotion of justice.

Outside of law, Andrew is a keen follower of cricket and AFL and enjoys spending his spare time with his family.


  • Bachelor of Law


  • Law Society of South Australia
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance (State Committee Member)
  • American Association for Justice

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  • Just do it!