Andrew Banyai, Esq. Executive Director



Andrew is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a member of the State Bar of Florida and State Bar of Michigan.  While an undergraduate Andrew worked in the Washington, D.C. offices of U.S. Senator Spencer Abraham and later studied Comparative Democracy at the University of London and University of Edinburgh.  During law school Andrew was employed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan overseeing their Lansing branch office.  He was an oralist for MSU Law’s Willem C. Vis Moot Commercial Arbitration team and competed in the world championship competition in Vienna, Austria.  While studying for the Bar Exam Andrew was a law clerk for the AV-rated personal injury firm Sinas, Dramis, Brake, Boughton & McIntyre, P.C.  Andrew moved to Lee County in 2007 and began as an Associate with the criminal defense firm  Aiken, O’Halloran & Associates.  In 2012 Andrew was elevated to partner in the newly-styled Aiken, O’Halloran & Banyai.  In 2016 Andrew was elected president of the Lee County Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and was reelected to a second consecutive term in 2017.  Andrew was named Executive Director of the Lee County Legal Aid Society, Inc. in 2018.