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Andrea L. Mersel

Partner

Practices

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California

Previous Employment

Latham and Watkins

Education

J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Associate Editor of the Berkeley Women’s Law Journal

B.S., Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude

A practicing lawyer since 1987, Andrea brings a unique combination of courtroom experience and negotiation skills to family law. Her practice includes a full range of family law matters including dissolutions, paternity actions, post-dissolution modifications, and domestic abuse. Andrea was formerly of counsel at an international law firm, where she handled complex litigation cases from inception through trial, arbitration and/or mediation. She also served as an adjunct professor at Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa for many years, teaching advanced trial advocacy, entertainment law, and agency and partnership, and served as head of the school’s Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiation program. Andrea has particular expertise in child custody proceedings, having served as a neutral minor’s counsel to children, and handles support/valuation matters due to her business school background and litigation work requiring extensive forensic testimony.

Associations

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Orange County Bar Association