Andrea is an appellate lawyer and civil litigator with decades of experience handling complicated matters in state and federal courts.
In her appellate practice, Andrea handles a broad array of civil, criminal and administrative appeals and post-conviction petitions. She is a highly regarded advocate and has earned a reputation among the bench and bar as a tireless advocate who is willing to take on difficult cases that other lawyers decline. When a matter takes an unexpected turn in the trial court or administrative agency, Andrea’s mastery of the appellate process allows her to assess the case on appeal and marshal the best arguments for reversal.
Andrea also works with civil and criminal trial counsel and their clients prior to the appeal to ensure that issues are properly preserved in the trial court to ensure they are appropriately positioned for potential appellate review.
Andrea’s prior work experience includes the Florida Public Defender’s Office, where she briefed and argued appeals on a variety of criminal matters. She was also a legal consultant and advised clients involved in complex civil and criminal trial and appellate matters pending in state and federal courts in Maine and Florida. Several cases in which Andrea has been involved raised novel legal questions that were reported nationally in the mainstream press, including “stand your ground” laws and faulty testimony concerning hair sample test results conducted by the FBI.