Andrea Hirsch | Chevy Chase Divorce & Family Lawyer

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I am a solo practictioner with over 20 years experience. I am also a trained mediator

Divorce & Family Law, Family Law, Alimony & Spousal Support, Divorce, Collaborative Law


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Since 1996, individuals in Washington, D.C., and Maryland have turned to The Law Firm of Andrea Hirsch for help with divorce, child custody, support, and other family law issues.

Having the right lawyer affects not only the outcome of the case but the manner in which it is handled. And that manner can have lasting consequences. Fanning the flames of animosity, litigating every point no matter how emotionally and financially draining—this is not the approach of Attorney Andrea Hirsch when handling her clients’ family law disputes.

Attorney Hirsch focuses on getting to know her clients, building relationships with them, and helping them reach a resolution that is in their best interests. It is important to her that her advice to clients is realistic in view of their particular circumstances.  Every family is different and there are no cookie-cutter solutions. It is her informed belief, based on decades of experience, that most family law disputes are better handled out of court. Whenever possible, she uses negotiation, mediation, or collaborative processes to find resolutions that benefit the entire family.

Attorney Andrea Hirsch has been a leader in expanding collaborative law offerings in D.C. and Maryland. She is a founding member of the Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals, as well as a founding member of the D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She is a member of the Maryland Collaborative Practice Council and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. In 2010, she became co-founder and principal of the Collaborative Practice Center of Greater Washington.

To discuss your particular situation in detail, contact us at 301.968.2410. Attorney Andrea Hirsch will sit down with you, answer your questions, and advise on the approach that is right for you and your particular situation. There is no charge for this consultation.

Based in Chevy Chase, Maryland, The Law Firm of Andrea Hirsch provides family law services to clients in the District and throughout Montgomery County, Maryland.
Please describe a case in the last year or two where you made a big difference.

I believe in helping clients reach settlements and avoid going to court so I think I make a difference in all of my cases.

How did you build a successful practice?

By building relationships in the community. I get referrals from other attorneys, from my own personal networks, from mental health professionals who are seeing couples or individuals in counseling and from satisfied clients..

What should clients look for in a lawyer?

Obviously you want somewhat smart and experienced. And divorce is a highly personal matter so I think you need to look for someone with whom you feel comfortable sharing information and who listens to you for what you want and need from the process.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?

Local knowledge is not all that important. Your attorney needs to be licensed in the state where you or your spouse reside and where you will be getting divorced.

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?

A lot. I often spend at least 3 minutes. I can gather information about what is going on and offer guidance as to next steps and possible outcomes.

What information do you need in a free phone consultation?

Generally the status of what is going on- still living together or separated, is there a court proceeding. what are the marital assets and liabilities liites (generally s, are there minor children, what are the partie's incomes, is there any urgency?

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?

I think finding a divorce lawyer is a question of fit. There are a lot of good lawyers in our community. I listen carefully to my client so that I can try and achieve a the best possible resolution for them. I also am committed to trying to find an out of court resolution and urge my clients to consider all of the factors involved in reaching a resolution, including the time and money spent and resultant stress.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

When clients thank me for helping them get through a very difficult life passage.

What are your other interests in addition to law?

Cooking and reading

Are you involved in your community?

yes

Position Organization Location Duration
OwnerThe Law Firm of Andrea HirschChevy Chase, MDPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
Santa Clara UniversityJ.D. Law School1984  
Samford UniversityBachelors1978
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District of Columbia1996
Maryland1995
California1984
  • Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals | Member | 2006 - Present
    DC Academy of Collaborative Professionals | Board Member | 2006 - Present
    International Academy of Collaborative Professionals | Member | 2006 - Present
    Collaborative Project of Maryland | Past Co-President | 2012 - 2015
    DC Academy of Collaborative Practice | Past President | 2007 - 2007
  • Peer Review Rated | Martindale-Hubbell | 2018
    Super Lawyer | Super Lawyers | 2013 - 2017
  • Washington Woman | Collaborative Divorce | 2009
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I can guide you through divorce using different methods of dispute resolution, including going to court if necessary. I offer an initial consultation for no charge and we can discuss your issue, possible next steps, likely outcomes and then you can decide if you want to work with me or not. There is no obligation to retain me. .

Fee: Free initial consultation. Call today to learn more about my fee structure.

Service Type: Private

Language: English

Update Date: 2020-07-13

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5425 Wisconsin Ave
Suite 600
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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