Andrea Amicangelo

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Phone: 814-454-1314
Fax: 814-454-1313

Andrea Amicangelo

Attorney at Law

andrea cocoAndrea earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 2005 from Syracuse University College of Law, where she was on the Dean’s List every year and awarded the C.A.L.I. Award for highest grade in Federal Criminal Law. She held the position of Form and Accuracy Editor of the Syracuse Law and Technology Journal. She is admitted to practice before the courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Andrea obtained her Bachelor of Arts with a double major in political science and studio art from the University of Vermont in 1996 and she obtained her Graduate Certificate in women’s studies from the University of South Carolina in 1997.

Prior to forming Amicangelo & Theisen, LLC, Andrea was a partner at an established firm in Erie, Pennsylvania where she focused primarily on family and immigration law. Additionally, she has experience in civil litigation and bankruptcy in both private practice and the low-income community.

Andrea taught Business Law I at Mercyhurst University as a member of the Adjunct Faculty. Additionally, she volunteered as an advocate at a battered women’s shelter and understands the needs and procedural process of protecting a client from abuse. She is President of the Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania. Andrea believes in a well-rounded approach to addressing complex family law issues and considers each individual’s specific needs.

Additionally, Andrea is a volunteer with Therapy Dogs United with her dog Coco. as a client, you may meet Coco, a Great Pyrenees rescue, who has been extensively trained as a therapy dog by Andrea, in the office. If you are comfortable with dogs and Coco is present, please feel free to ask for her to sit with you at your appointment with Andrea. 

Practice Areas of Expertise:

  • Family Law
  • Collaborative Law
  • Immigration Law

Education:

  • Syracuse University College of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude
  • University of South Carolina, Graduate Certificate, Women’s Studies
  • University of Vermont, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Studio Art

Admissions/Memberships:

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • All Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Erie County Bar Association
    • Member – ECBA Women’s Law Division (Chair-2018)
    • Member – ECBA Law Day Committee
    • Member – ECBA New Citizen and Naturalization Committee
    • Member – ECBA Family Law Committee
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Collaborative Professionals of Northwest Pennsylvania
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

Community Involvement:

  • Autism Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania – Board President – Current, Board Member - 2015 to Present
  • Mercyhurst University, Adjunct Professor, Business Law I (2008-2010)
  • Erie Playhouse – Board Member (2014-2015)
  • Roadhouse Theatre – Board Member and Secretary (2006-2008)
  • Siamese Cat Rescue Center – Adoption Volunteer (2014-2017)
  • Erie Women’s Fund of the Erie Community Foundation – Member
  • Therapy dogs United - Volunteer (2018-Present)