Andrew graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in 2003, and went on to continue his education at the University of Detroit Mercy Law School in August of 2004. While in law school, Andrew worked as a law clerk for an Oakland County creditor’s rights firm. He also served as a member of the University of Detroit Mercy’s Urban Law Clinic, which provides legal services to indigent residents of the surrounding community, primarily in the city of Detroit. The Clinic was Andrew’s first opportunity to work with older clients, and it provided the foundation for his area of practice today.
While still in law school, Andrew served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Mark S. Switalski of the Macomb County Circuit Court and participated in all courtroom functions, including drafting judicial opinions.
Andrew sat for the Michigan Bar Exam and received his license to practice law in Michigan in November of 2007. From his experiences in law school and the workforce, Andrew knew that he could best serve clients by working with them in a personal setting, helping them to identify and accomplish their individual goals. Working for Shea Law has allowed him that opportunity.
Andrew has been with the firm since January 2008, and currently works in the firm’s Southfield and Clinton Township offices. Andrew believes that everyone needs to know what estate planning options they have, and the potential consequences of not having the proper legal documents in place.
To date, Andrew has worked with hundreds of clients in a one-on-one setting to accomplish each client’s individual estate planning goals. He also regularly holds complimentary seminars on estate planning all over the Metro Detroit area, with a focus on businesses and charitable organizations. The experience has allowed him to spread the word on the importance of estate planning and the need to have an experienced professional’s help in creating an estate plan.
Probate and Trust Administration
Member of the Elder Law Section - State Bar of Michigan
Member of the Oakland County Bar Association
J.D., 2007, University of Detroit Mercy Law School
B.S., 2003, Michigan State University