Andrea L. Martin

General Counsel | Partner | Co-Chair, Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution


Andrea Martin serves as General Counsel of Burns & Levinson and is a practicing attorney, co-chairing the Business Litigation & Dispute Litigation group.

As General Counsel, Andrea is a trusted advisor to lawyers and staff in all departments. She manages claims against the firm and counsels attorneys on various ethical and other issues pertaining to client engagements. She also helps develop and implement risk management policies and procedures designed to assist attorneys in understanding and complying with their ethical duties under applicable rules of professional conduct.

Andrea has been an advocate for individuals and corporations for nearly two decades, various disputes in various litigation venues, including government agencies, state and federal courts, and appeals courts.

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J.D., magna cum laude, Suffolk University Law School, May 2006

B.S., Biology, Boston College, May 2002



U.S. District Court, Massachusetts

U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

honors & awards

Academic Leadership Scholarship

Suffolk Jurisprudence Award – Criminal Law


  • Overturned $6M judgment wrongfully entered against ex-husband in federal court.
  • Secured $1M pre-judgment security in breach of contract matter involving luxury hotel and condominium development project.
  • Successfully defended and negotiated favorable resolution for family-owned business in simultaneous wage and hour, union and wrongful termination government investigations.
  • Second-chaired trial with full vindication of executive accused of over-paying himself in breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Evicted former boyfriend of elderly woman who had lost her capacity to take care of herself and moved into assisted living facility to enable her children to sell the $1M family home.
  • Obtained judgment for corporation against former employee’s six-figure wage & hour claim.



“COVID Ruling Roils Commercial Leasing Bar,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, February 2021

“Judge Sides With Tenant In First Test Of MA Pandemic Rent Rules,” Patch, February 2021

“Caffe Nero Wins Landmark Back Bay Eviction Case,” Banker & Tradesman, February 2021

“‘A Small Win’: Coffee Chain Scores Rent Relief for the Months It Was Unable To Open in Groundbreaking Ruling,” WHDH Boston, February 2021

“How Caffè Nero Won Landlord-Tenant Lawsuit,” Fast Casual, February 2021

“Judge Rules Restaurant Can’t Be Forced To Pay Rent for the Months It Was Ordered Closed During Pandemic,” The Boston Globe, February 2021

“Burns & Levinson Wins Summary Judgment for Caffè Nero in Covid-Related Rent Dispute with Landlord in Suffolk Superior Court,” Citybizlist, February 2021