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Andrew Avram

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Andrew Avram is a Raleigh native with litigation experience in cases involving serious injury, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, and employment law – including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, non-compete agreements, and other business-related claims.

In addition to representing clients in complex cases, Andrew helms intake and businesses development at Edwards Kirby, often serving as the point person for individuals, families, and referring attorneys who reach out to our firm for help.

A Former Defense Attorney With Insider’s Knowledge

A fourth-generation attorney, Andrew always believed he would become a lawyer. After working in 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 Am Law Top 70 Employment firm.

Andrew’s background and skillset make him an invaluable asset to 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 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.

In addition to his defense background, Andrew has become known as a strong legal writer and is often regarded by peers and co-counsel for his efficient, skillfully constructed briefs. Among clients and local communities, Andrew is celebrated for his uncanny ability to relate to the individuals and families he represents, and for putting himself in clients’ shoes when advocating on their behalves. Andrew handles each case with the care and attention he would want if he were in the client’s position, and prides himself on his responsiveness and around-the-clock availability.

Throughout his legal career, Andrew has enjoyed considerable success, conducting a number of successful depositions in difficult civil cases, arguing motions in state and federal courts, and handling district court bench trials as first chair. Andrew is active in the North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and, when not practicing law, enjoys snowboarding, golf, surfing, and nearly anything outdoors.

Education

Andrew is a Raleigh native who attended Broughton High School, the University of Georgia, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science, and Emory University School of Law where he graduated with honors.

Admittance to Practice

  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Publications

  • How Will the Affordable Care Act Affect Future Damages? - Emory University School of Law

Awards & Honors

  • 2021 Best Lawyers’ “Ones to Watch” list for his work in Labor and Employment Law – Management

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