Andréa Winters Morelos, known as “Drea” to friends and family, joined Guirguis Law in May 2015 as Of Counsel. Ms. Morelos received her undergraduate degree in Political Science (with a Concentration in Law and Political Philosophy) from North Carolina State University and her Juris Doctor from UNC Law School. Ms. Morelos has been practicing for over 14 years, mainly in family law, employment, and civil matters. She worked at several small to medium sized law firms as an associate attorney before launching her own solo practice in 2013, Morelos Law.
Ms. Morelos has always had a strong interest in helping people and representing individuals’ rights. While in law school, Ms. Morelos interned at Glenn Mills Fisher & Mahoney, PA, assisting clients with civil rights and employment discrimination matters. She also interned at North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services (NCPLS), assisting inmates across the state with post-conviction relief as well as with tort claims for medical negligence endured during incarceration. Based on her experience with NCPLS, Ms. Morelos was selected as the Coordinator for UNC Law’s Prisoners Rights Project for two years. Ms. Morelos also received a certificate from the NC Bar Association for completing 100 hours of Pro Bono Service upon graduation.
Since becoming a licensed attorney, Ms. Morelos has volunteered for UNC Law School’s Community Legal Project (CLP), which offers free legal assistance through the Compass Center for Women and Families in Chapel Hill (formerly The Women’s Center). She has also participated in the Lawyers Referral Service since 2003, a program sponsored by the NC Bar Association that connects individuals in need with a local attorney in the relevant practice area for a discounted consult fee. Ms. Morelos happily donates her time once a year at the NC Bar Association’s “4ALL Statewide Service Day” – where attorneys throughout North Carolina answer phone calls all day and provide free legal information and referral resources for numerous areas of law. Ms. Morelos is also an avid participant on Avvo.com, an online legal website that provides attorney referrals and where people can have legal questions answered at no charge. Currently, she has received recognition for “Top Contributor” and “Client’s Choice” on Avvo, with a 10 out of 10 rating based on answering over 2000 legal questions to date. Click here to see her Avvo profile.
In addition to handling cases at Guirguis Law, Ms. Morelos continues to operate Morelos Law, giving special attention to jointly developing and serving clients of both firms in a coordinated, mutually-beneficial manner. Ms. Morelos continues to focus on family law, employment, contracts, and civil litigation. Click here to read more about Morelos Law, as well as for helpful legal information and resources to assist you prior to a consult and beyond.
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