About Andrea

Hello. Thanks for taking the time to learn more about me and my practice. First of all, if you haven’t already do so, read my professional bio here. Beyond that, here are the top five things you should know about me:

Hable Family1. Not only do I work in Woodbury, I live here too. Along with my wonderful husband (a 3Mer, like many in Woodbury) and my two daughters.

2. Speaking of my kids, you may want to know that I spend half of my week at home with them. The tradeoff is slightly more limited availability for days that I can have meetings, and I might not be the person for you if you need something done overnight, but I strive to balance this out with flexibility and communication. DSC_0422Not to mention that you can be assured I understand the importance of protecting your family.

3. I do estate planning because I see it as preventative law. I had zero interest in going to law school until I learned that not all lawyers go to court. That’s right, I am not a product of growing up watching Law & Order, or because my parents are lawyers (engineers, actually), or because I studied political science in college and didn’t know what else I wanted to do with my life. Being a lawyer means being a trusted advisor to my clients. I want to keep you away from conflict. To minimize hassle after your death. To plan ahead. To take care of your loved ones, or donate to charity, or preserve assets, or whatever else your objective happens to be (it really is up to you, after all).

4. Empathy is a defining aspect of my personality. I’m really good at figuring out what’s important to you and helping you feel comfortable with the process. I know it can be hard for people to talk about end of life planning, and even if it’s not, that you might not have spent a lot of time thinking about it and need some guidance.

5. The philosophy behind my business: I started my law practice after deciding that the best way to help regular people and regular families was to provide quality, friendly, approachable (non-stereotypical-lawyer) service, along with reasonable fees. I don’t promise to be the cheapest lawyer you can find, but I’m far from the most expensive, and I believe there should be a middle ground that doesn’t force regular people to DIY their own legal services. I firmly believe that the benefit of working with an attorney is the advice, knowledge, and perspective of a professional, the ability to ask questions.

Maybe I’ll get to a Top 10 list eventually… What else do you want to know about me?