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.
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
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Awards & Honors
Best Lawyers’ “Ones to Watch” list for his work in Labor and Employment Law