Experienced, committed and family focused.
Andrea Pate joined Compass Law, formerly Pates Law Group, in December 2012. She moved to Orlando to attend Barry University School of Law, where she received the Family and Child Concentration in conjunction with her Juris Doctor. Due to her particular interest in building strong families, Andrea has also been Certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Law Mediator and is also a Parenting Coordinator and a trained Collaborative Law attorney. Andrea works diligently to utilize her skills and training to help families work through conflict. She is available to both parties in dispute as an independent third party who can help develop resolution. Andrea recognizes that ensuring the best interest of the minor child often requires reducing conflict and learning how to function effectively as a family during and after the legal process. Andrea and her family recently relocated, but she continues to work with Compass Law in an Of-Counsel position.