Amanda Andrae is a Mediator and respected Family Law Attorney in the Austin legal community. After running her own family law firm, Andrae Law, PLLC, for 12 years, she made the decision to merge and partner with two trusted and well-respected Family Law Attorneys in Austin. Amanda Andrae, John Barrett and Kathleen Coble formed Barrett Coble and Andrae, PLLC in January of 2015. Amanda believes that the most important role we serve as Family Law Attorneys is to provide you, and all of our clients, with smart, thoughtful guidance and advice through their family law matter. As your attorney, she is responsible for assisting her client in making a fully informed decision during every step of the process. Navigating most family law matters is a maze of decisions and actions that require educating clients about options and choices in order to optimize results. Whether it’s a divorce, custody dispute, pre-nuptial agreement, adoption, mediation, or LGBT matter, Amanda’s practice focuses on her clients’ concerns, needs, and goals.

Amanda was Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 2008. In addition, Amanda has been selected by Thomson Reuters as a Texas Super Lawyer/Rising Star every year from 2011 to 2016. Amanda has served on the Austin Bar’s Family Law Section board from 2011 to 2016, and served on the Austin Bar’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section board from 2012 to 2015. Amanda regularly handles pro bono cases for Volunteer Legal Services and volunteers with the Austin Bar Adoption Day committee every year. Amanda has also presented at a number of conferences over the past 8 years. Amanda is a certified Mediator in Civil and Advanced Family Law matters and is trained in Collaborative Law. She is also a member of the Travis County Family Law Advocates and the American Bar Association Family Law Section.

Amanda handles difficult divorce and custody cases that often involve complex financial issues, including business valuations, separate property tracing, and family trusts. Amanda is a tough negotiator and advocate for her clients, yet she understands the value and importance of the future of her clients’ co-parenting relationship. Amanda regularly works with financial professionals and mental health professionals in order to achieve the best outcome for her clients. When possible, Amanda believes that a full service team leads to the best results for her clients. In addition to her law degree, Amanda has a Master’s Degree in Education in Counseling Psychology. While she was doing her supervision hours in counseling after completing her Master’s Degree and then throughout law school, Amanda worked as a licensed Private Investigator for six years. Amanda’s background, experience, and education is unique among Family Law Attorneys, which she believes is an important asset in advocating for her clients.