Biography

Andrea Schwehr enjoys a rewarding career advocating for her clients and never backs down from a challenge when defending cases. After growing up in Raleigh, Andrea moved to Cali, Colombia for high school. During undergrad, she served as a legal intern for a firm in Bogotá, Colombia and later returned to the Carolinas where she worked as a paralegal in Columbia, SC. She is proficient in Spanish, a skill she puts to work in her practice.

During law school, Andrea was Deputy Director of the Pro Bono Project, overseeing 14 projects. Before serving in that role, she was co-coordinator for the Migrant Detention Centers Project. She also served as a Guardian Ad Litem throughout law school. She looks forward to continue using her legal skills to better her community.

Passionate about advocating for minorities in the profession, Andrea was involved in the Latino Law Student Association in law school. She proudly helped the association establish a scholarship fund for incoming Latinx students.

Andrea spends most of her free time hiking and exploring with her rescued black lab mix. She also enjoys reading, hiking, swimming, and salsa dancing.

Experience and Involvement

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT:

  • North Carolina State Bar

Wake Forest University School of Law:

  • Pro Bono Project – Deputy Director
  • Latino Law Student Association – President
  • Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy – Articles Editor
  • AAJ Trial Team
  • Forsyth County Guardian Ad Litem
  • Migrant Detention Centers Project
  • Immigration Project
  • Teen Court
  • Protesters’ Rights
Honors

HONORS:

Wake Forest University School of Law:

  • Pro Bono Honor Society