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Andrea Esther Hirsch

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Ms. Hirsch specializes in family law  because she believes it is a chance to use her legal expertise to help individuals in the time of their greatest need. Solid legal counsel regarding a client’s rights and possibilities during this process can ease the mental and emotional strain it entails.


She has practiced family law since 1996. She has extensive experience litigating and negotiating all aspects of family law cases. Trained in mediation and collaborative law as well, she has actively promoted these forms of alternative dispute resolution. While some sharply contested cases must go to court, many other cases can benefit from an alternative procedure that reduces expenses, avoids protracted proceedings, and makes it much likelier to reach a settlement that works in the long term. 



Practice areas


  1. Family: 80%
    19 years
  2. Mediation: 20%
    19 years



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Jac E Knust

    I endorse this lawyer. Andrea is a superb, caring lawyer who will work hard for you and advise you regarding your sensitive legal matters. She is very experienced and proficient.


    Jac Knust Family Attorney
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  • Geraldine Welikson Hess

    I endorse this lawyer. Andrea is a very experienced family lawyer who has taken the lead in offering the collaborative approach as an option for her clients. Although Andrea strongly believes in the collaborative approach, she recognizes that it is not the best approach for every family matter. Andrea is skilled at evaluating a case and helping a client determine the best approach for the client. Andrea is accomplished in mediation, negotiation and trial litigation, as well as collaborative. Andrea provides top notch representation to her clients.


    Geraldine Hess Alimony Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Law Firm of Andrea Hirsch

1630 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC, 20009


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Law Firm of Andrea Hirsch2010 - Present
Of CounselDelaney McKinney2004 - 2010
AssociateKuder, Smollar & Friedman1996 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Collaborative Project of MarylandCo-President2012 - Present
DC Academy of Collaborative PracticePresident2007 - Present
Collaborative Dispute Resolution ProfessionalsN/A2006 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Washington WomanCollaborative Divorce2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Santa Clara School of LawLawJ.D.1984
Stanford UniversityPolitical ScienceB.A.1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law DayCollaborative Practice2011
Inttroduction to Family LawCustody and Child Support2009