Andrea L. Diederich

Shareholder

Andrea is a shareholder in the Health Care Department in the firms' Orlando office. Admitted to the Florida Bar in 2008, Andrea focuses her practice on the defense of matters involving medical malpractice, premises liability and long-term care. She represents hospitals, physicians, nurses, therapists and assisted living facilities in health care liability matters. Andrea is a member of the Florida Bar, the Orange County Bar Association and the Central Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Council. 

Andrea has experience representing veterinarians in professional licensing matters. In one such case, Andrea successfully defended a veterinarian in a claim against her license involving a surgical procedure performed on a canine. After reviewing the response to the Complaint, the Probable Cause Panel of the Board of Veterinary Medicine determined that the case should be closed without any further investigation or impact on the veterinarian’s license.   

Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Andrea was a defense attorney with the law firm of Wicker Smith, focusing her practice on high-exposure medical malpractice cases, premises liability and automobile negligence. Andrea was also a paralegal for seven years at a plaintiff's law firm specializing in complex medical malpractice cases.

Andrea is native of Peru and is fluent in Spanish. She has traveled extensively and studied in Madrid, Spain. In 2001, Andrea earned a Bachelor of Arts in international relations and foreign languages from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. She received her juris doctor from Florida A&M University College of Law in December of 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published Works

"Effective Communication Strategies For Deaf Patients," Healthcare Business Today, September 12, 2017

"Florida’s Apparent Increase on Caps for Damages Recoverable in Cases Against Providers of Foster Care Services Is Misleading," Defense Digest, Vol. 21, No. 2, June 2015

Case Law Alerts, regular contributor, 2013-present

“New Change to Florida Law Affects Physicians' Ability to Retain Out of State Experts to Defend Medical Malpractice Suits,” South Florida Hospital News, Vol 8 Iss 6 December 2011

Admissions
Florida
2008
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
2011
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
2013
Education
Florida A&M University College of Law (J.D., 2007)
Rollins College (B.A., 2001)
Associations & memberships
American Bar Association
Central Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Council, Inc.
Florida Bar Association
Orange County Bar Association
Year joined
2010