A partner at Spano & Dawicki, Attorney Andrea A.J. Witt was born and raised in Winchester, where she and her family now reside. Andrea attended Boston College, receiving her Bachelor’s Degree with honors in Political Science in 1998. She then attended Suffolk University Law School where she served as Chief Managing Editor of the Suffolk Transnational Law Review and received her Juris Doctor in 2001. The mother of two children, Andrea returned to the workforce when her youngest child started pre-school, as an attorney at a firm specializing in elder law, probate and trust administration.
In 2012 Andrea joined the Spano & Dawicki team. Currently at Spano & Dawicki, Andrea’s practice as an elder law attorney focuses on strategizing and drafting estate plans for probate avoidance, asset protection and tax minimization; assisting clients with probate and trust administration; obtaining guardianship and conservatorship and advising fiduciaries throughout their tenure; advising clients and their families about care options whether at home, in assisted living residences, or in nursing homes; assisting families with applying for MassHealth benefits to receive care for loved ones living at home or in nursing homes.
Andrea enjoys volunteering at the Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute at Salem Statue University, where she teaches a course to seniors entitled Everyday Law for Living, exposing them to elder law issues. She also teaches a seminar to the students of the Middlesex Community College Nursing Program, as part of their geriatric care rotation. Andrea volunteers at the Woburn Council on Aging and Winchester’s Jenks Center, giving presentations to the community and offering pro-bono consultations. Andrea has presented at local, regional and national conferences educating healthcare and hospice professionals, social workers, other attorneys and the lay community about various issues of elder law. Andrea is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, as well as its Massachusetts Chapter, the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association, and is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to represent Veterans and their families. She is co-host of the weekly radio program and podcast The Legal View.
Outside of work Andrea stays busy keeping pace with her kids’ sports and musical theater schedules, the college search process, and watching her nieces and nephews grow. When life quiets down she looks forward to visiting Big Sky Country and hiking Glacier National Park.