Her broad practice includes the defense of employment, commercial, and general liability matters for schools, businesses, and municipalities, and the representation of condemning agents in eminent domain actions.
Andrea is a fierce advocate and a tough negotiator. The outcomes she obtains can be attributed to extensive preparation and close working relationships with her clients. By digging into the intricacies of each case, she develops an exhaustive understanding of the favorable and unfavorable aspects of her client’s position, avoids surprises, and achieves the most favorable result. This attention to detail has earned her clients’ trust and confidence, as well as recognition from her peers, as demonstrated by her selection as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in multiple years.
At all times, Andrea’s focus is on the best interests of her clients, which often means protecting against risk and staying away from the courtroom. She conducts in-depth consultation to draft contracts, severance agreements, and handbook provisions, and provides practical advice relating to the discipline and possible termination of employees to prevent litigation and minimize liability and exposure. Her extensive knowledge of the law allows her to anticipate claims and create strategies to effectuate successful outcomes.
In addition to her active litigation practice, Andrea coordinates and manages large-scale land acquisition projects on behalf of a Michigan energy transmission company. She closely collaborates with the client on tactics and approaches that deliver fast, cost-effective results that enable projects to move forward on time and as planned.
After earning her undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Michigan, Andrea attended law school at the University of Detroit Mercy, where she served as Title Editor of the Law Review and President of the Women’s Law Caucus. She received the Jerome P. Cavanagh Scholarship and was inducted into the Justice Frank Murphy Honor Society, an honor reflecting her place among the top ten percent of her class.