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I  represent  businesses and individuals in dipsutes ranging from contract to employment discrimination.  My practice experience includes trying cases to both jury and judges, and successfully resolving cases for clients outside of the courtoom.  Clients are the best partners in solving legal problems, and I strive to work with clients to accomplish their goals.


I joined the law firm of Gordon Thomas Honeywell in Tacoma, Washington in 2005 after graduating magna cum laude from Seattle University School of Law in 2004.  I come to a career as an attorney after teaching English in the Federal Way Public Schools from 1989-2003. 


I currently live with my husband and two daughters in Tacoma, Washington, where I enjoy skiing; hiking; and the arts.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Appeals: 25%
  3. Discrimination: 25%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Molly Kling Crowley

    Andrea is a whip-smart and compassionate attorney. She is an aggressive advocate for her clients yet exercises professionalism with opposing counsel.


    Molly Crowley Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Christopher Townsend Wall

    Andrea is a smart, hardworking lawyer. She is dedicated to her clients and knows how to achieve the best possible results. I endorse this lawyer.


    Christopher Wall Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell, Malanca, Peterson & Daheim

Wells Fargo Plaza
1201 Pacific Avenue, Suite 2100
Tacoma, WA, 98402


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Law and Politics2014
Rising StarWashington Law and Politics2013
Contracts AwardCALI Excellence for the FutureN/A
Uniform Commercial Code AwardCALI Excellence for the FutureN/A
Criminal Law AwardCALI Excellence for the FutureN/A
Trial Advocacy AwardCALI Excellence for the FutureN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyGordon Thomas Honeywell2004 - Present
Judicial Extern to the Hon. Ronald B. LeightonU.S. District Court2004 - 2004
Judicial InternPierce County Superior Court2002 - 2002
English TeacherFederal Way School District1989 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington Women Lawyers, Pierce County ChapterMemberN/A
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle MemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Johnson Bros. v. Simpson Tacoma KraftVictory in Trial Court and on Appeal
JZK, Inc. v. WeaverVictory for client at Trial
JZK, Inc. v. CoverdaleVictory in Trial Court on Affirmative Summary Judgment
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Publication nameTitleDate
Seattle PINews re Significant Successful Trial Verdit2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude2004
University of Washington -SeattleEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationYear End Pot Pourri CLE2012
Lorman SeminarsEmployment Discrimination2012
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationYear End Pot Pourri CLE2011
Lorman Business SeminarDrafting Employee Handbooks2008
American Inns of CourtCivility and Professional Conduct2005