Law Office of Andrea Hirsch
1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 400
What advice would you offer for women just starting out?
Your career path doesn’t have to be a straight line; don’t be afraid of detours. We spend so much time at work, it’s a huge achievement if you can enjoy what you do. Putting effort into figuring out what you’ll find most fulfilling pays off at the end of the day. I went to law school after college but practiced only briefly before becoming a pastry chef for a number of years. When I dove back into law, I really thought about what I wanted to do and found family law—and great satisfaction in my profession—later in life.
Why family law?
The personalization. My cases are not business transactions; family law is very client focused. I enjoy helping people navigate their family issues in a way that’s not destructive. There is life after divorce and a good lawyer can help smooth the transition.
B.A. Stanford University, 1978;
J.D. University of Santa Clara School of Law, 1984.