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Associate - Andrea L. Gomes

Andrea L. Gomes

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Andrea Gomes is an associate in the firm’s Real Estate, Environmental, Land Use and Construction Practice Group, practicing in the areas land use permitting and litigation, construction and environmental law. Andrea regularly represents clients before local and state agencies and in state court. She works with municipalities, contractors, and subcontractors in their construction litigation matters. Additionally, she has counseled municipal agencies with various land use permitting and litigation matters, including public bidding disputes, eminent domain actions, and Freedom of Information Act issues. She has also assisted with obtaining municipal approvals for clients, including site plan, special permit, variance, subdivision and wetlands approvals; in prosecuting or defending administrative appeals; and in litigating various matters, including affordable housing matters and property disputes such as quiet title actions, easement disputes, nuisance actions and actions for adverse possession.

Andrea’s environmental work encompasses environmental clean-up and cost recovery actions and representation of large shipping companies and their insurers in marine casualty events, including oil spill response and natural resource damage assessments and restoration matters.

While attending the University of Connecticut School of Law, Andrea served as the Executive Director of the Connecticut Moot Court Board.  Prior to joining the firm Andrea served as a Judicial Clerk to Chief Judge Antoinette Dupont and Judge Thomas Bishop.  Previously she was a summer associate with Shipman & Goodwin.

Andrea is also fluent in Portuguese.

Distinctions

  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer Rising Star®: Land Use/Zoning (2017-2019)
  • Connecticut Insurance Law Journal; Notes & Comments Editor
  • CALI Excellence Awards in Business Organization (2012)
  • The David H. Neiditz Professional Writing Award (2013)
  • American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education Scholarship and Leadership Award (2013)

Professional Affiliations

  • Connecticut Bar Association: Construction Law Section, Executive Committee; Planning and Zoning Section
  • CREW - The Real Estate Exchange: Secretary
  • Portuguese Bar Association of Connecticut
  • Professional Women in Construction, Mentor Program Committee Member

Community Involvement

  • West Hartford Planning and Zoning Commission, Alternate Member
  • Fred D. Wish School Volunteer Tutor Program
  • Connecticut Veterans Legal Center: Pro bono representation of veterans
  • Lawyers for Children of America: Pro bono representation of children
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Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2013
  • New York University, B.A., with honors, 2009

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of CT
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