Andrew has been a member of the Washington State Bar Association for over 15 years and is an associate attorney at Envision Family Law. For the past decade, he has exclusively practiced in the area of family law to include divorce and custody cases. His wide-ranging background of litigation experience is extensively combined with years of knowledge as a skilled mediator.
Prior to entering law school, Andrew graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in political science. From there, he continued his journey into the legal profession at the University of Maryland School of Law, graduating at the top 10% of his class with high honors. During his time in law school, Andrew continuously impressed his legal peers and university staff. He was selected by faculty to be a teaching assistant for first-year legal writing classes. Among his various achievements and awards is the Meyerowitz Prize for best brief in Maryland’s annual appellate advocacy competition.
Andrew is a third-generation family law attorney whose passion for the law developed early. When his high school mock trial team went to state finals, the judge offered Andrew a clerkship position on the spot, conditional only on his successful completion of law school.
Andrew has the advocacy skills and attention to detail to win in court. In contrast, he also knows that many clients are better served by pursuing mediation and other forms of dispute resolution as he is a trained mediator. He is very mindful of the stress and cost of court proceedings and does everything he can to lower the temperature without sacrificing his clients’ interests. Andrew received training in interest-based mediation from the University of Washington, and co-led a professional group dedicated to developing out-of-court alternatives to litigation.
“The measure of a good result must include its cost and durability – whether it restores rather than erodes stability in our clients’ lives and livelihood.” – Andrew May