Andrea is a trial lawyer with an emphasis in business and employment litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants. She has successfully represented clients litigating shareholder, non-competition, and employment discrimination disputes, and obtained pre-trial injunctions. She has achieved jury verdicts enforcing her clients’ contract rights, represented clients in trust and estates disputes, and obtained protection for vulnerable adults. She also regularly represents clients in the areas of regulatory monitoring and advocacy, including extensive work in alcohol regulation and policy, and with Washington's Liquor and Cannabis Board.
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 spends her free time trying to keep up with her husband and kids, skiing, backpacking, adventure-seeking and raising a small flock of urban chickens. 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 Judicial Qualifications Committee.
Washington State Bar Association
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Washington Women Lawyers, Pierce County Chapter
Federal Bar Association, Western District of Washington
Co-counsel successfully representing plaintiff JZK, Inc. in breach of contract action in Thurston County.
Co-counsel representing Washington healthcare providers in class-action cases against Regence and Premera in billing disputes.
Integral member of litigation team in representing defendant-intervenor Washington Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association in action challenging the validity of Washington laws governing the distribution and sale of beer and wine under the federal antitrust laws and the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution. Costco Wholesale Corp. v. Maleng, 522 F.3rd 874 (9th Cir. 2008).
Member of trial teams successfully representing employees in sex discrimination case under Washington’s Law Against Discrimination (WLAD).
Lead attorney representing clients in business, employment and vulnerable adult litigation.