Andrew Geronimo is the Director of the First Amendment Clinic within the the Milton and Charlotte Kramer Law Clinic Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His teaching and advocacy focus on civil litigation involving free speech, free press, and government transparency issues, particularly civil rights and defamation matters. He has handled numerous First Amendment cases in the State and Federal Courts of Ohio; he has represented clients asserting affirmative First Amendment claims and defended clients against claims of defamation and other speech torts. He is a frequent speaker and commentator about local and national free speech controversies—he has spoken at events hosted by the American Bar Association, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and has published or been quoted in pieces on Cleveland.com, The Independent, Los Angeles Times, NPR, The Christian Science Monitor, Vice and Vox.
Geronimo joined CWRU Law in 2017 as the Stanton Foundation First Amendment Fellow and has taught in the First Amendment Lab, the First Amendment Clinic, and the Intellectual Property Venture Clinic. Geronimo has practiced at the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Baker & Hostetler LLP, Mansour Gavin LPA, Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., LPA, and as Of Counsel at The Pattakos Law Firm LLC. Geronimo served for over a decade as a committed volunteer member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Certified Grievance Committee, which investigates and prosecutes allegations of ethical misconduct by Ohio lawyers.
Geronimo is a 2010 graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and was a founding member and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Law, Technology & the Internet. Geronimo is admitted to practice in all Ohio courts, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.