Andrea is a trial attorney with extensive experience in business and employment litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. She has successfully represented clients litigating complex commercial disputes, shareholder, non-competition, and employment discrimination cases in both state and federal courts. Andrea has obtained pre-trial injunctions in several cases where immediate relief was critical to her clients. She has achieved jury verdicts enforcing her clients’ contract rights. She also regularly represents clients in the areas of regulatory monitoring and advocacy, including extensive work in alcohol regulation and policy, agency law and education law.
Andrea joined GTH in 2005 after graduating from Seattle University School of Law, magna cum laude. Before becoming a lawyer, she taught English in local public schools for over ten years.
Andrea currently serves as a Trustee for the Federal Bar Association in the Western District, is a member of Washington Women Lawyers, serves on the Pierce County Bar Association Editorial Board and sits on the Judicial Qualifications Committee. She is an avid skier and hiker, and enjoys outdoor adventures with friends and family.
Lead counsel, successfully litigating multiple shareholder disputes.
Lead counsel, achieving successful result in multiple contract disputes.
Lead counsel, achieving successful results representing educational employees in employment disputes.
J.D., Seattle University School of Law, 2004
magna cum laude
Washington State Teaching Credential, Central Washington University, 1988
B.A., English, University of Washington, 1987
JURISDICTIONS ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
Washington State Courts
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
PROFESSIONAL & BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS
Washington State Bar Association
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Washington Women Lawyers, Pierce County Chapter
Chapter Representative to State Board (2007)
Federal Bar Association, Western District of Washington
Joined firm (2005)
Extern to the Honorable Ronald B. Leighton, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington (2004)
Judicial Intern in the Pierce County Superior Court (2002)
English Teacher, Federal Way Public Schools (1989-2003)
HONORS & AWARDS
Washington Super Lawyers, 2017-2021
Washington Rising Star, 2013-2015
Rated by Super Lawyers