Andrea H. McNeely, Partner
  • Andrea joined GTH in 2005 after graduating from Seattle University School of Law, magna cum laude. Before becoming a lawyer, she taught public school for over 10 years. In addition to enjoying the challenge of teaching literature and writing to teenagers from a wide range of economic and social backgrounds, she found the experience to be an excellent training for the legal profession.

    Andrea’s primary area of practice is civil litigation with an emphasis on business disputes, employment law, complex litigation and class actions, alcohol regulation and policy and vulnerable adult and estate litigation. She relishes the intellectual challenge of fighting hard for her clients’ rights, bringing reason and experience to bear on solving their legal problems, and obtaining successful results for her clients in court.

    Married with two daughters, Andrea spends her free time skiing, backpacking, adventure-seeking and raising a small flock of urban chickens.  Andrea served on the board of directors for Shared Housing Services of Tacoma and the Campaign for Equal Justice. She is a current member of the Pierce County Washington Women Lawyers.

  • Education

    • 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

    Professional History

    • 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: 2017-2018
    • Washington Rising Star: 2013-2015
  • Representative Matters

    • 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.
  • Tacoma Arches
  • Glass Museum
  • Waterfront
  • Pioneer Square
  • Duwamish Waterway and brownfield cleanup
Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP

Tacoma

1201 Pacific Ave, #2100
Tacoma, WA 98402

Telephone: 253.620.6500
Fax: 253.620.6565

Seattle

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600 University St, #2100
Seattle, WA 98101

Telephone: 206.676.7500
Fax: 206.676.7575

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Tacoma

1201 Pacific Ave, #2100, Tacoma, WA 98402
Telephone: 253.620.6500  Fax: 253.620.6565

Seattle

One Union Square, 600 University St, #2100, Seattle, WA 98101
Telephone: 206.676.7500  Fax: 206.676.7575