Andrea is a litigator whose practice focuses on business and real estate litigation. She counsels individuals and businesses on a number of issues, including business owner disputes, contract and lien disputes, foreclosure matters, trade secret litigation, and related complex civil disputes.

Andrea is committed to providing exceptional advocacy and to obtaining results that most favor her clients’ interests both in and out of court. Andrea’s background comprises valuable experience in many arenas including jury and bench trials, arbitration, mediation, motion hearings, and administrative law hearings.

In addition to her litigation work, Andrea is a member of the board of Dollar for Portland, a non-profit organization focused on crushing the overwhelming medical debt of individuals and families across the country.

Commercial Litigation

First chair trial counsel for LLC member in a jury trial against former LLC members on claims of breach of contract and declaratory relief. Obtained jury verdict for full amount of claims, and successfully defended against the opposing parties’ appeal to the Oregon Court of Appeals.

Prosecuted an individual inventor’s trade secret claims against a national retailer in federal court.

Represented corporate client against former corporate officer on claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, conversion, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and declaratory judgment.

Obtained a complete defense verdict, after a 7-day jury trial, on behalf of our clients who were sued in Oregon Federal District Court on alleged breaches of non-solicitation and confidentiality in an employment agreement, as well as tortious interference with contractual relations.

Construction/Real Estate Litigation

Successfully represented a commercial contractor in a breach of contract and construction lien foreclosure matter. The matter involved a commercial property owner that claimed its agent did not have the authority to bind the owner to a contract. As a result of our representation, the client obtained an arbitration award for the full amount of the claim.

Obtained summary judgment on a delinquent borrower’s wrongful foreclosure action.

Represented numerous property owners in boundary line disputes.


Defended railroad clients against Federal Employers’ Liability Act claims.

General Litigation

First chair trial counsel in a jury trial for wrongful death claim. Obtained verdict for wrongful death and award of damages.

Defended railroad clients in workplace injury claims brought under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)

Pro Bono Matters

Assisted numerous clients obtain Family Abuse Prevention Act (FAPA) restraining orders, Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities Abuse Prevention Act (EPPDAPA) restraining orders, and stalking protection orders.

Professional Affiliations

  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • NARTC (National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel)
  • Oregon Women Lawyers Society
  • Owen M. Panner American Inn of Court
  • Lewis & Clark Law School Mentor Program
  • Campaign for Equal Justice, Associates Committee

Community Affiliations

  • Member of the Board of Dollar for Portland


Andrea is a Portland native and loves living in the Northwest. In her free time, you can find Andrea exploring the shops and restaurants around her neighborhood. When the opportunity arises, she loves to travel.

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