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Andrea brings a warmth and compassion to her family law practice that helps to lessen the worry and stress of individuals facing separation, divorce, or complex child custody issues. With a caring and responsive approach, she helps clients identify and express their personal goals and concerns to aid in their decision-making. Andrea is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, Certified Family Financial Settlement Mediator by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission, and Parenting Coordinator. An experienced litigator, she represents individuals in matters involving high conflict and complex family law and domestic violence matters. Her practice includes family law (equitable distribution, alimony, custody, child support, contested divorce), domestic violence, civil harassment, and child support enforcement.
An active community volunteer, Andrea routinely serves at the North Carolina Bar Association’s 4All Statewide Service Day, and in 2011 she participated in the Young Lawyers Division Ask A Lawyer Day. Fluent in Spanish, she assists Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Project Together, representing Spanish-speaking clients in complex domestic violence and restraining order cases. Andrea is a member of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association and previously served on the Family Law Council. She sits on the Administrative Office of the Courts’ Custody Mediation Advisory Committee and serves on the Wake County Bar Association’s Public Service Committee.
Andrea is named to the North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars – a list recognizing attorneys (age 40 or under or those in practice for 10 years or less) who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Andrea joined Smith Debnam from Raleigh-based law firm Tharrington Smith.
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