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Andrea began her legal career working as a paralegal for a well-respected insurance-defense firm in 2010 while attending Widener University School of Law at night. She continued to work as an attorney on the defense side for several years defending complex toxic tort, motor vehicle, trucking and construction cases. Andrea’s experience representing insurance companies has proven to be invaluable, giving her a unique understanding of how to develop cases and anticipate strategy with the defense perspective in mind.
Andrea has an intimate understanding of how an accident or malpractice can affect a person and their family. Her strong communication skills enable her to translate the effects of an injury to a jury to maximize compensation for her clients. She understands what is necessary to obtain a great result and will not quit until she accomplishes that goal.
Andrea has successfully represented injured victims and litigated numerous claims at the municipal, arbitration and trial court levels in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She has been successful at resolving cases at mediation and binding arbitration as well. Andrea serves as a certified Arbitrator for the Court of Common Pleas Philadelphia Compulsory Arbitration program.
In 2019 and 2020, Andrea was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” an award bestowed on the top 2.5% of all lawyers in Pennsylvania under the age of 40.
Andrea is a graduate of Widener University School of Law. As a student, she was elected by her class to be the Student Bar Association Representative. As an alumnae, she works to give back to the school volunteering as a member of the alumni board. Andrea is a graduate of Temple University where she was a double major in Communications and Political Science and a member of the Temple University Diamond Gems Dance Team.
Andrea is currently licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for New Jersey, and the State of New Jersey.
Outside of work, Andrea enjoys traveling, summers at the NJ shore, and taking advantage of everything the great city of Philadelphia has to offer. A former marketing professional who worked in concerts and radio prior to law school, Andrea is an avid music fan and can be found attending concerts large and small around the city. Andrea enjoys challenges outside of the court room as well, and has completed the New York, Delaware and Philadelphia marathons. Andrea lives in center city, Philadelphia.
Leonard Hill founded Hill & Associates in 1999. Today, he serves as Managing Partner and Lead Trial Attorney. From humble beginnings, he attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia where he graduated Cum Laude and was a Golden Key Honor Society Member and Deans List student multiple semesters. After college, Leonard taught middle school for 8 years and was recognized in the New York Times for his tireless efforts to educate and uplift inner city school children.
In 1996, Leonard graduated from Temple University School of Law where he participated in the “world renowned” Temple University Nita Trial Program. Leonard obtained an LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from Temple University Beasley School of Law – less than 1 percent of all attorneys in the United States have obtained this prestigious degree. Since 1999, Leonard has participated in the recovery of over $250 million in verdicts and settlements and is a proud member of the American Association for Justice and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.