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Andrea’s litigation practice focuses on helping government entities resolve complex disputes. She has represented government entities in a variety of matters involving the Public Records Act, public works and environmental litigation. Andrea is also experienced in advising school districts on a variety of issues.

Andrea serves as a member of the WSAMA amicus committee, as well as a board member of the Washington Council of School Attorneys. 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. After graduating from the University of Washington School of Law, 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, 2017-present
  • Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys, Amicus Committee, Member, 2017-present

Experience

Experience

  • Acted as first chair in successful labor arbitration hearing upholding fire district’s employment decision
  • 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)

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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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