Andrea was born and raised in Hamilton where she continues to reside with her husband and two young children. She graduated from McMaster University, where she completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree. She clerked with Agro Zaffiro before obtaining an LL.B at the University of Ottawa.
After summering both at Agro Zaffiro and subsequently at a labour and employment firm, she returned to Agro Zaffiro to complete her articles and became an Associate upon her call to the bar in 2008.
Her areas of practice consist of employment law and civil litigation, with a focus in insurance defence litigation. Andrea advises employers, executives and other employees regarding their employment contracts, collective agreements, terminations, and wrongful dismissal litigation. Her practice also extends to insurance defence litigation where she deals with a broad range of areas, including motor vehicle injury claims, general and commercial liability, insurance coverage, subrogation and first party property damage claims.
She is a current member of the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations, the Medical Legal Society, the Canadian Defence Lawyers and the Hamilton Law Association. She also volunteers her time with the Elizabeth Fry Society. Outside of work, Andrea can be found spending time with her husband and children, practicing yoga, hiking, and engaging in many forms of social media.
“I consistently strive to achieve the best interest-based outcome for my clients in the most cost-effective manner possible. Finding creative methods to solve my clients’ problems is a welcome challenge.”
Andrea S. Griese