Andrea Mohamedbhai

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Phone: 303–578-4400

Fax: 303–578-4401

Email: am@rmlawyers.com

Through­out her edu­ca­tion and career, Andrea has devel­oped a pen­chant for con­tract inter­pre­ta­tion, as well as for social jus­tice.  As a first gen­er­a­tion Brazilian-American, her unique voice makes her an effec­tive advo­cate for her clients and adds per­spec­tive to an increas­ingly diverse legal land­scape.  Andrea is for­tu­nate to be able to pro­vide a voice to those who are often afraid to come out of the shadows.

Cur­rently, Andrea’s prac­tice includes advo­cat­ing on behalf of employ­ees who have suf­fered dis­crim­i­na­tion in the work­place and indi­vid­u­als who have suf­fered abuses of their civil rights. On a pro bono basis, Andrea also assists numer­ous clients with under­ly­ing immi­gra­tion mat­ters.  Res­o­lu­tion of immi­gra­tion issues often pro­vides our clients with con­fi­dence to come for­ward with the abuses they have suffered.

Prior to join­ing Rathod Mohamedb­hai LLC, Andrea was a senior asso­ciate at Denver-area law firm, where her prac­tice focused on com­mer­cial lit­i­ga­tion, insur­ance bad faith and con­struc­tion defect defense.  While there, Andrea over­saw lit­i­ga­tion and trial strat­egy for mul­ti­ple cases, and suc­cess­fully defended sev­eral appeals.  She also worked closely with Spanish-speaking clien­tele to ensure that their nar­ra­tives were not misunderstood.

Before this expe­ri­ence, Andrea prac­ticed com­mer­cial lit­i­ga­tion at another Denver-area law firm. Notably, Andrea rep­re­sented a bas­ket­ball man­ager against a for­mer Den­ver Nuggets player. Dur­ing this case, she used her Por­tuguese lan­guage skills to draft plead­ings, review con­tracts, and depose wit­nesses. In another case, she suc­cess­fully sued a national bank chain for dis­burs­ing her client’s home equity line of credit to a Ponzi scheme in vio­la­tion of its home equity credit agreement.

Fol­low­ing law school, Andrea served as a law clerk to the Hon­or­able Her­bert L. Stern III for the 2nd Judi­cial Dis­trict of Col­orado.  As a law clerk, Andrea drafted the major­ity of the court’s orders on both sub­stan­tive and pro­ce­dural matters. 

Andrea grad­u­ated Cum Laude from the Uni­ver­sity of Miami School of Law in 2001.  Dur­ing law school, Andrea served as a legal intern to the Hon­or­able Thomas S. Wil­son, Jr. in the Eleventh Judi­cial Cir­cuit Miami-Dade County, Florida.  

Areas of Practice

  • Immi­gra­tion Law
  • Employ­ment Law
  • Civil Rights

Bar Admis­sions

  • Col­orado
  • U.S. Dis­trict Court for the Dis­trict of Colorado

Notable Jury Ver­dicts & Settlements

  • Jes­sica Her­nan­dez v. Den­ver Police Depart­ment (exces­sive force), $1 Million
  • Bal­tazar et al. v. Vail Run Resorts (employ­ment dis­crim­i­na­tion), $1 Million

Hon­ors and Awards

  • Col­orado Trial Lawyers Asso­ci­a­tion (CTLA) Case of the Year — Bal­tazar et al. v. Vail Run Resorts, 2016

Edu­ca­tion

  • Uni­ver­sity of Miami School of Law, cum laude, Juris Doc­tor­ate, 2001
  • Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado at Boul­der, Bach­e­lor of Arts, Polit­i­cal Sci­ence, 1997

Lan­guages

  • Span­ish
  • Por­tuguese

Speak­ing Engagements

  • Col­orado Advo­cacy in Action Con­fer­ence (CAIA), 2016 – Pre­sented on immi­gra­tion relief for vic­tims of work­place violence.
  • Her­itage Camps for Adop­tive Fam­i­lies (Latin Amer­i­can Her­itage Camp), 2016 & 2017 – Pre­sented on Brazil­ian cul­ture for adopted chil­dren and their families.