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As a litigation associate, Andrea focuses her practice on the representation of local governments on issues including the Public Records Act, employment and labor matters, public works, and advising public school districts on various school law matters.

Before joining the firm, Andrea was a legal extern with the U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, for the Hon. Thomas S. Zilly and was a Paralegal Specialist with the Department of Justice in the Antitrust Division.  

Andrea also has experience in environmental litigation, and serves as a member of the WSAMA amicus committee as well as a board member of the Washington Council of School Attorneys. After graduating from the University of Washington School of Law with honors in 2012, Andrea clerked for two years for the Honorable Ann Schindler at the Washington Court of Appeals, Division One.

Professional Activities

  • Washington Council of School Attorneys, Board Member
  • Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys, Amicus Committee, Member

Experience

Experience

  • Obtained summary judgment dismissal of Public Records Act lawsuit involving an allegation that a private nonprofit providing public defense services was the functional equivalent of a public agency under Telford v. Thurston County Board of Commissioners
  • Represented property owners in multiple condemnation actions related to Sound Transit's Light Rail Projects
  • Represented port district in construction contract litigation involving contractor termination
  • Represented hospital district in responding to complaint before Public Disclosure Commission
  • Represented school district in resolving Public Records Act lawsuit
  • Represented public utility district in appeal before Capital Projects Advisory Review Board
  • Represented employer in wage-and-hour litigation involving prevailing wage on a public project
  • Assisted pro bono client in obtaining emergency relief from governor to avoid imminent deportation
  • Kanany v. City of Bonney Lake No. 46340-7-II, Successfully argued appeal of denial of land use petition (2015)

Blog Posts

Blog Posts

News & Insights

News & Insights

Presentations

  • “Building Schools: Financing and Property Acquisitions,” Washington Association of School Business Officials 75th Annual Conference, May 2019
  • “Top New Employment Law Developments Affecting Washington Housing Authorities,” Association of Washington Housing Authorities, May 2018
  • “Is Your Workplace Ready for Washington State's New Employment Laws?” Foster Pepper Client Briefing, May 2018
  • “District Resolution Writing,” Washington Association of School Business Officials Annual Conference, May 2018
  • “The Insiders View of Washington's Appellate Courts,” Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys 2017 Fall Conference, October 2017
  • “Pre-Employment Credit Checks,” 36th Annual Civil Service Conference, September 2017

Admissions

  • Washington, 2013

Education

  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law (with honors), 2012
    • Order of the Coif 
    • Washington Law Review, Managing Editor
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • B.A., Tufts University (magna cum laude), 2006
    • National Merit Scholar
    • Tufts Daily Newspaper, Assistant Features Editor

Clerkships

  • Washington Court of Appeals, Division I, the Hon. Ann Schindler, Judicial Clerk, 2012-2014
  • Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Competition, Summer Law Clerk, 2011
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