Welcome Andrea

Andrea is a Hamilton native who was called to the bar in 1999 after obtaining her B.A. and LLB. at the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School respectively.  She immediately began practising family law in the City of Hamilton in 1999.  She first began working in the Family Law Department of Ross & McBride LLP in September of 2001.

Her experience includes working with a broad range of clients who require assistance both inside and outside the Courtroom with complex financial and child-related issues to simple uncontested divorces.   She is a trained collaborative lawyer committed to seeking efficient and creative ways to resolve the issues at stake in every case.
Andrea provides skillful and compassionate advocacy with a view to fostering a respectful process and protecting important family relationships while seeking the best possible outcome for her clients.   She prides herself on preparedness, efficient advocacy and sensitivity to the family unit given often challenging family dynamics.

The efficient and wise resolution of the issues surrounding the breakdown of a marriage is one that enables the parties to move forward with their lives with dignity and mutual respect. The family does not win in a system where one party wins or loses the issues at stake.  There are, however, winning processes that provide creative resolutions in line with fairness and established legal principles that can provide both parties with the tools to move forward with their lives.”

Andrea can be reached at 905 667-6411 or adesantis@rossmcbride.com