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Andrea E. Nelson

  • Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Child custody
  • Parenting time issues
  • Support
  • Modification
  • Contempt matters

Andrea E. Nelson is an experienced family law attorney with over 14 years of experience. Andrea is a zealous, compassionate advocate for her clients. Clients rely on Andrea when they need a strong negotiator and litigator when involved in complicated financial matters and complex, emotional custody disputes. Prior to joining Koiles Pratt Family Law Group, Andrea was a Partner at a prestigious Boston law firm where she devoted her practice to divorce and family law matters for over 8 years. Andrea has proudly been recognized as a “Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch.”

Andrea is able to navigate complex, high net worth, and often emotional, domestic relations matters from inception to conclusion to achieve the best results possible for her clients. Andrea prides herself on providing compassion and understanding to her clients who are going through one, if not the, most difficult times in their lives. She strives to remove some of her clients’ stress by guiding them through the complexities of the law and court process with dignity, and with candid discussions of realistic, favorable results. While Andrea is a skilled communicator and negotiator, she is also not afraid to litigate a matter in court or in alternative dispute resolution if she believes her client can get a better result in doing so. Andrea has a reputation of solving complex, highly contested issues and is well known and respected by judges and attorneys throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Legal Experience

Since being admitted to the Bar in Massachusetts in 2009, Andrea has exclusively focused her practice on family law matters, including divorce, paternity, child custody and parenting time issues, support, modification, and contempt matters. Andrea has appeared before judges in the Probate and Family Court in Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Plymouth, Bristol, Worcester, and Hampton counties.

Prior to joining Koiles Pratt Family Law Group, Andrea was a Partner in the Domestic Relations Group at a mid-size full-service Boston law firm where she practiced for over 8 years. Before joining the Boston firm, Andrea practiced family law at two boutique family law practices in New Jersey and Massachusetts. Andrea also served as a Judicial Law Clerk to a Family Law Judge in New Jersey from September 2009 to September 2010.

Publications and Press

Andrea has frequently been asked to speak and write for continuing legal education organizations in the Commonwealth, including Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Social Law Library, and Strafford Webinars.  Some of her writing and speaking engagements include:

  • Finance for Family Law and Fiduciary Litigation Attorneys – Social Law Library
    Panelist, May 2024
  • Domestic Relations Financial Summit - Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
    Chair, February 2023, February 2024, and anticipated February 2025
  • Divorce and Financial Witness Depositions – Strafford Webinars
    Panelist, June 2023
  • Legacy of Litigation: Family Law Conflicts and Inconsistencies between Decedent’s Divorce Separation Agreement, the Prenuptial Agreement, and the Estate Plan - Social Law Library
    Panelist, May 2023
  • Cryptocurrency in Divorce Cases – Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
    Panelist, May 2022
  • Divorce Law Practice Manual – Chapter 28: Same-Sex Marriage, Divorce, and Estate Planning Issues - Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
    Editor, Supplement 2021 and 2022

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Professional Associations

  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 2009
  • Stonehill College
    • B. A. – 2005
    • Majors: Psychology and Criminal Justice

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