Andrew Avram is a Raleigh native with litigation experience in cases involving serious injury, car accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, workplace and construction accidents, sexual assault and employment law – including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, non-compete agreements, and other business-related claims.
As Head of Intake, Andrew Avram is a key part of our team. In that role, he works directly with our newest clients from the time they first contact us. Andrew helps people who come to us at a very difficult time in their life, and ushers them through the legal process and what to expect. He takes pride in making sure clients get the attention they need from the start, and go on to get the justice that they deserve.
Andrew is a fourth-generation attorney from Raleigh, North Carolina. After working in sales and marketing in Washington, D.C. for several years, he followed in his family’s footsteps to study law, and began his legal career in Raleigh working in the general liability and medical malpractice groups of a respected insurance defense firm. Prior to joining Edwards Kirby, he worked as an attorney for an elite defense firm primarily litigating claims for sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, reduction in force, and wrongful discharge.
Andrew’s background and skill set make him an invaluable asset to the injured and wronged clients seeking compensation in the civil justice system. Having worked on the defense side for general liability, medical malpractice, and employment related cases, Andrew has cultivated extensive knowledge of the “other side” and tricks of the trade used by insurance companies and corporate defendants. He leverages this insight to help clients obtain favorable results in a range of difficult, high stakes claims.
Andrew cares deeply for his clients and has demonstrated an ability to relate to the individuals and families that he represents. He handles each case with attention he would want if he were in the client’s position and prides himself on his responsiveness and attention to detail.
Throughout his legal career, Andrew has enjoyed considerable success in state and federal courts. Andrew has been victorious as first chair counsel in North Carolina District Court bench trials and as second chair counsel in North Carolina Superior Court jury trials. He has also obtained favorable results in arbitration proceedings and administrative hearings. Most recently, Andrew has successfully litigated federal claims arising under Title VII, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination and Employment Act (ADEA), and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), as well as state law claims under the North Carolina Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (REDA).
Andrew is active in the North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and, when not practicing law, enjoys playing golf, surfing, and nearly anything outdoors. Andrew lives in Raleigh with his wife, Myers, and their dog, Doris.
- Emory University School of Law, J.D. (2016)
- Graduated with Honors
- University of Georgia, B.A. in Political Science (2010)
How Will the Affordable Care Act Affect Future Damages? - Emory University School of Law
- 2021 Best Lawyers’ “Ones to Watch” list for his work in Labor and Employment Law – Management
Bar & Court Memberships
- North Carolina
- U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit