Andrea L. Martin

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


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

In civil litigation, Andrea represents clients in all stages of dispute resolution -- from initial consultation, administrative investigations, negotiation and mediation, and court proceedings from complaint to appeal. Her practice covers a variety of business torts, including misrepresentation and fraud as well as contractual disputes involving issues in contract formation, interpretation, performance, and payment.

Her wide variety of practice includes labor and employment disputes, severance, intra-business disputes, independent contractor status disputes, enforcement and interpretation of non-compete agreements, and wage and commission disputes. She also provides counsel on property disputes, evictions proceedings, intellectual property, confidential information, and trade secret disputes along with white-collar criminal defense investigations.

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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