Andrea R. Laterza is an Associate Attorney at Dell & Dean. Ms. Laterza’s practice areas focus on personal injury, including medical malpractice, motor vehicle collisions, and premises liability.
Ms. Laterza joined the D2 family in August of 2018. When she is not in court passionately advocating for clients, she is diligently researching and crafting legal arguments as a member of the firm’s motion team.
Ms. Laterza graduated from Touro College – Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, magna cum laude, ranked 6th academically in her class. She served as an Associate Editor on the Touro Law Review. Ms. Laterza is published in the area of hearsay in a work entitled “That’s What She Said:” An Evaluation of Whether Hearsay Exceptions should be Permitted in Accusatory Instruments. Ms. Laterza is the recipient of several Cali Awards, earning her the highest grade in her class in Civil Dispute Resolution & Procedure, Legal Process II- Best Appellate Brief, Trusts & Estates, Evidence, and Family Law. Ms. Laterza was also chosen to be a member of the Trial Advocacy & Practice society where she competed in state-wide trial competitions.
Ms. Laterza earned a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Hofstra University where she majored in Psychology and minored in Cognitive science. Ms. Laterza is a Long Island native, who also graduated from Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale.
Prior to becoming an Attorney, Ms. Laterza worked full time as a real estate ligation paralegal. Throughout Law School, Ms. Laterza logged over seven hundred (700) hours of pro bono work representing indigent criminal defendants pursuant to a student practice order. In addition, Ms. Laterza interned at the Law Center’s Senior Citizen Clinic where she assisted impoverished elderly clients from the local community with a variety of legal issues, including eviction proceedings.
- New York State
- Nassau County Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
- “That’s What She Said:” An Evaluation of Whether Hearsay Exceptions Should be Permitted in Accusatory Instruments, 33 Touro L. Rev. 1217 (2017).
- Touro College – Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude
- Hofstra University, B.A., cum laude