- Ontario (2014)
- Queen's University (2013) JD
- University of Toronto (2010) MA (Psychology)
- University of Toronto (2007) BSc (Honours - Biology & Psychology)
Andrea's litigation practice covers a range of areas including professional liability and regulation, commercial disputes, employment and health law. Andrea has represented clients in Superior Court, Federal Court, private arbitration, and before various administrative tribunals.
Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght, Andrea was a federal Crown at the Department of Justice. During her time at the Department of Justice, Andrea worked on complex and high-profile litigation at all levels of court including the Federal Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada. She also assisted on numerous anti-organized crime and drug trafficking prosecutions.
Andrea has an extensive background in research and psychology and has published numerous scholarly articles in both legal and academic journals. Prior to law school, Andrea completed her Master's degree in Human Development and Applied Psychology at the University of Toronto, where she also worked as a Research Manager.
Counsel to the successful defendant physician in a medical negligence trial relating to the performance of a laparoscopy and vaginal resection.
Counsel to the Government of Canada in relation to litigation relating to the Detroit/Windsor transportation corridor and the new DRIC Bridge.
Counsel to employee defendants in an action alleging conspiracy and theft of confidential information. Successfully opposed motion for injunctive relief.
Counsel in a judicial review application relating to an allegation of discrimination regarding parental benefits for parents of twins. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght)
Counsel in an appeal to the Federal Court of Appeal relating to challenges to medical marijuana legislation. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght)
Counsel in an extradition proceeding relating to an alleged sex offender. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght)
Andrea Wheeler co-authored the article Canadian relocation cases: Heading towards guidelines that appeared in Volume 30 of the Canadian Family Law Quarterly.
Andrea Wheeler co-authored the article More Clarity Needed for Relocation Cases for the February 17, 2012 issue of the Lawyers Weekly.
A study of post-separation/divorce parental relocation