MEET ANDREW ROBERTO
On November 7, 2017, Andrew Roberto was elected to represent the 2nd District on Knoxville City Council with the highest vote total of any of the incumbent candidates currently serving. Andrew was sworn in on December 16, 2017 and was elected to chair the Knoxville Beer Board by the members of City Council in December 2019. Through his service on City Council, the residents of the 2nd District and Knoxville as a whole have come to know Andrew as a passionate neighborhood advocate, a champion for public process and public participation, as well as a thoughtful and effective leader on Council. Andrew believes in Knoxville, he believes that we should never underestimate what we as a community can accomplish together.
Andrew is a Knoxville native and a partner with The Lawyers of Brown and Roberto. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee in 1999 with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and an minor in Psychology. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2002. Andrew began his legal career with a focus on assisting injured workers as a Workers' Compensation Specialist with the Tennessee Department of Labor. In 2008, Andrew went into private practice and later became a partner with The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto. As a small business owner, Andrew has led his firm in partnering with Celebrate Recovery in North Knoxville, the Epilepsy Foundation of East Tennessee, and the Tennessee Veterans Business Association over the past thirteen years.
Prior to serving on City Council, Andrew served our community in a variety of ways. From 2014-2017, Andrew served as a Knox County Election Commissioner, where he worked to encourage voter registration and participation. Passionate about community, Andrew served on The Salvation Army of Knoxville's advisory board from 2012 to 2018, and as board chairman from 2015-2018. During his time on the advisory board, Andrew would frequently serve lunch at the soup kitchen and volunteer during the annual Red Kettle campaign. In recognition of his service, the organization presented him with their Partner in Mission Award in 2012. He was only the 33rd person nationwide to receive this honor. Andrew served on the Sertoma Center board from 2016 to 2018, and in 2014 he served on the executive committee of the Congressional Medal of Honor Convention held here in Knoxville.
"HAVE A QUESTION OR CONCERN ABOUT DISTRICT 2? I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU." - AR
Andrew serves the Knoxville community in a number of ways. Most recently, Andrew served as a Knox County Election Commissioner. In this role, he worked to encourage voter registration and participation by visiting numerous Knoxville neighborhood organizations and civic groups. During his term, 36,084 new voters registered in Knox County and 312,999 voters participated in six elections. Andrew credits any gains over the past two years to the tireless work of the Election Commission staff and all those who served at area polling locations.
Passionate about community, Andrew also serves as the chair of The Salvation Army’s advisory board. In this role, he frequently serves lunch at the soup kitchen, hot chocolate on Market Square, and volunteers during the annual Red Kettle campaign. In recognition of his service, the organization presented him with their Partner in Mission Award in 2012. He was only the 33rd person nationwide to receive this honor.
In 2014, Andrew served on the executive committee of the Congressional Medal of Honor Convention held here in Knoxville and has led The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto in their service to local military veterans. The firm has worked closely with the Tennessee Veterans Business Association, and founded INVEST, an annual business competition that provided training, resources and startup capital for veteran entrepreneurs.
In addition, the firm has sponsored Celebrate Recovery in North Knoxville, and partnered with the Epilepsy Foundation to provide bike helmets for underprivileged children. Andrew also serves on the Sertoma Center Board and he and his family are members of Cokesbury United Methodist Church.