Andrea Murphy attended college at the University of Maryland where she became drawn to literature and spent her evenings working. She enjoyed writing and graduated from UMD with a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature in 2007.
Andrea contemplated law school while she was in college but decided she would work in the field prior to committing to the cost and effort of such an investment. She began her legal career in 2007 as a legal assistant for a law firm focusing on Social Security and ERISA Short and Long Term Disability benefits. After several years in disability benefits, Andrea decided to return to school and entered the University of Baltimore School of Law on an academic scholarship. She continued to work full-time during law school, reasoning that if she could survive those hours, she could survive life as a lawyer. Andrea stayed busy working in the field, attending law school at night, working as a research assistant to Professor Amy Sloan, competing for moot court, and participating on UB’s Moot Court Board. In 2015, she joined a personal injury law firm as a paralegal, where she focused on developing workers’ compensation cases for injured employees. She obtained her J.D. with honors from UB Law in 2016 and worked as a law clerk on personal injury cases in litigation while awaiting her bar exam results. In December 2016, she joined Kollman & Saucier as an associate attorney.
Andrea’s “real world” legal experience exceeds nine years, and her particular interest in labor and employment law predates her law school career. In law school, she took several employment and labor law courses and competed for UB’s National Labor and Employment Law moot court team. Andrea’s extensive work on individual plaintiff claims affords her a unique perspective in her ability to respond to claims. Her decision to switch to labor and employment (as well as to the other side of the “v”) was natural; she is excited to bring all of her experiences and vigor with her in her representation of employers in labor and employment law matters.
Andrea is a lifelong resident of Maryland. She lives in Columbia with her husband, Michael, where she enjoys running, reading, and cooking.