Andrea Searby serves as the senior paralegal to Marjorie Heinrich and Ethan Wimert at Heinrich Law. She has extensive legal support experience in all areas of plaintiff-side civil litigation.
Beginning as a law firm intern after winning a high school state championship in mock trial, Ms. Searby then worked as a legal assistant while in college. After graduating from U.C. Berkeley in 2007 with a degree in Rhetoric, Andrea pursued a career in the law, supporting attorneys who handle high profile and often times complicated plaintiff-side personal injury and employment cases.
For most of the past decade, Andrea has been supporting Marjorie Heinrich and Ethan Wimert in connection with their work representing people who have been severely injured or who are entangled in an employment dispute. Andrea understands all phases of the litigation process, beginning with pre-litigation filings all the way through obtaining a jury verdict and beyond. Andrea is intimately familiar with the court rules in the counties of Alameda, San Francisco, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Sonoma and beyond.
In 2014, Andrea served as the moderator and chief speaker on the Consumer Attorneys of California’s paralegal panel at its annual convention, which is attended by thousands of attorneys. Andrea is frequently called by other Bay Area paralegals for assistance.
Outside of the office, Andrea is a lifelong athlete and fitness enthusiast. Also a competitive triathlete and avid commuter cyclist, she is passionate about roadway safety and awareness.