Andrea E. Hammel

Andrea E. Hammel is a member in Cozen O’Connor’s Litigation Department. She joined the firm in 2006 and works out of the West Conshohocken office. An experienced investigator and trial attorney, Andrea represents corporate clients in complex commercial and general litigation.

Andrea concentrates her practice on matters that entail extensive paper discovery, in-the-field fact finding, and detailed contractual analysis. She is experienced at quickly identifying the pivotal components of a case and relentless in her pursuit of critical evidence.

She has particularly deep experience with the energy, real estate, and hospitality 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. One of her recent cases on behalf of an oil and gas giant set new state case law and was affirmed by the Pennsylvania Superior Court. She also represents real estate clients in condemnations and encroachments, and assists large hoteliers and travel management companies with premises liability matters, contract issues, and non-disclosure disputes.

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. She conducts assessments of internal practices and procedures, develops risk-management protocols, provides employee training, and offers counselling on overall litigation strategy.

Prior to attending law school, Andrea worked in the special investigations unit of an insurance company for ten 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 County Bar Association, and Pennsylvania Bar Association. She provides pro bono legal assistance to FC Providence, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit travel soccer club in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington State University in 2000 and her law degree from the Widener University School of Law in 2006.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Construction, 3) Labor & Employment and 4) Employment Litigation
Law School Widener University School of Law (J.D., 2006)
Admitted Year 1997
Education Washington State University (B.A., 2000)
Bar Member / Association Pennsylvania State Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association
Most recent firm Cozen O Connor
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