Andrea Cataland is a litigator, who has represented insurance companies for more than 20 years. Since 2001, her practice has been devoted primarily to matters involving life, accident, disability, and health insurance policies. Andrea litigates in the state and federal trial courts in Georgia, instituting interpleader actions, prosecuting and defending declaratory judgment actions, and, most often, defending first-party claims for insurance benefits and related claims under state substantive law and ERISA. Andrea also has represented insurance companies in other complex litigation, including suits against former insurance agents for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty, and a suit by a mortgagee for wrongful foreclosure and other lender liability claims.
Andrea is a member of the firm's Appellate Practice Team. Her attention to detail, analytical ability, excellent legal research skills, and strong writing abilities – honed while working in Dallas, Texas, as an appellate court law clerk and an appellate attorney at a large insurance defense firm – are revealed in her well-reasoned trial and appellate court motions and briefs, large portions of which have been utilized in reported case law. She advises other attorneys regarding substantive and procedural matters peculiar to appellate courts and drafts appellate briefs in cases in which she was not involved at the trial court level.
Andrea is admitted to practice law in Georgia and Texas. She is active in community affairs. She volunteers at an Atlanta Public School, where she reads to a Kindergarten class each week. Andrea also attends Buckhead Church, where she leads a Kindergarten class each Sunday. Although she has lived far from the Midwest for most of her adult life, Andrea remains an enthusiastic Ohio State Buckeye fan.