Andrea L. Hamm

Andrea L. Hamm

Detroit, Michigan

Andrea L. Hamm received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Iowa, College of Law in 2001. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1997.  In law school, she authored a paper concerning the Fair Labor Standards Act which was well received and resulted in a nationally broadcasted radio interview. 

She specializes in the practice areas of Workers' Compensation and Social Security Law.  She has been a councilman on the State of Michigan’s Workers’ Compensation Section Council since 2010. 
In regards to Workers’ Compensation, she fought hard to prevent the recent changes to the Workers’ Compensation Disability Act that was signed into law on December 19, 2011.  Her position as a councilman on the Workers’ Compensation Section allows her to better advocate for all injured workers’ rights.  In the area of Social Security, her cases have set precedents at the United States District Court for remands on appeal. 

She comes from a family involved in the labor movement since the early battles at Rouge where her grandfather fought hard for workers’ rights.  She is the daughter of a skilled tradesmen; who is a retired active member of UAW, Local 600.  Her sister (MEA) and husband (AFSCME) are both active members in their Unions.   

Employment Law
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Social Security Disability

Areas of Practice

  • Social Security Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law


  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Michigan Association of Justice
  • Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Michigan, Workers' Compensation and Social Security Sections, Member