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Andrea began her career with the firm as a law clerk prior to graduating from law school. She graduated from Loyola University School of Law, Magna Cum Laude, achieving the school’s highest academic distinction, designation as a William L. Crowe, Sr. Scholar. Prior to attending law school, Andrea received a Bachelor of Interior Design degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and worked as a paralegal for several years.

EDUCATION:

  • Loyola University School of Law (New Orleans, Louisiana) Juris Doctor 2004, Magna Cum Laude
  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)  Bachelor of Interior Design, 1992

HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • 2004 Professor William L. Crowe, Sr. Scholar
  • Comment Editor – Loyola Law Review
  • Member: Alpha Sigma Nu, Jesuit Honor Society
  • Winner of the Loyola Law Review’s “Best Casenote” Competition for In re Orso: There is No Need to Erie-Guess When the Law is Clear and Unambiguous, 48 Loy. L. Rev. 587 (Fall 2002)
  • Winner of the Judge S. Sanford Levy “Best Brief” Competition, 2001
  • Law Excellence Awards: Moot Court, 2001; Evidence, 2002; Community Property, 2003
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award, 2002
  • Recipient of the Eleanor Sarpy Scholarship, the Ruth and Frank Normann Scholarship, and the Lemle Kelleher Scholarship

EXPERIENCE:

  • Schonekas, Evans, McGoey & McEachin, L.L.C. (New Orleans, Louisiana)
    Litigation Associate,  2004 – Present
  • Claude C. Lightfoot, Jr., P.C. (New Orleans, Louisiana)
    Bankruptcy Paralegal, 1994 – 2004

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Author: In re Orso: There is No Need to Erie-Guess When the Law is Clear and Unambiguous, 48 Loy. L. Rev. 587 (Fall 2002)

BAR ADMISSIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Member: New Orleans, Louisiana State, Federal and American Bar Associations

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