Andrea E. Hammel is an experienced investigator and trial attorney who represents corporate clients in complex commercial and general litigation matters. Andrea routinely handles a wide array of catastrophic injury cases from inception through trial, primarily in the areas of construction, premises liability, transportation and product liability. Andrea is familiar with a broad range of companies of different sizes and specialties and has extensive experience representing multinational companies in the hospitality, construction, gaming and energy industries. She represents oil and gas companies in litigation involving lease disputes and contract issues and counsels energy clients on permit disputes and land transactions. She also assists large hoteliers and travel management companies, among others, with premises liability matters, contract issues, and non-disclosure disputes. Andrea concentrates her practice on matters that entail extensive discovery, in-the-field fact-finding, and detailed contractual analysis. She is experienced in quickly identifying the pivotal components of a case and relentless in her pursuit of critical evidence.
Beyond pure litigation, Andrea works closely with her clients to understand the full scope and nature of their businesses and limit their exposure to potential claims and litigation. She conducts assessments of internal practices and procedures, develops risk-management protocols, provides employee training, and offers counseling on overall litigation strategy.
Prior to attending law school, Andrea worked in the special investigations unit of an insurance company for 10 years. She not only gained invaluable field experience, she also received training in modern investigative protocol from federal law enforcement agencies, both of which benefit her legal practice.
Andrea is a member of the American Bar Association, Montgomery Bar Association, and Pennsylvania Bar Association.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Washington State University and her law degree from the Widener University School of Law.