Andrea Seffens practices in commercial litigation, business law, family law, social media, and construction law.
She is a member of the Baylor Barrister Society, the Dallas Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi, and is the Auction Chair for the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers’ Charity Ball committee.
Andrea has a background in oil and gas, energy, and natural resources. Prior to joining Friedman & Feiger, she served as a postdoctoral clerk for Judge Martin Hoffman of the 68th Civil District Court in Dallas.
Andrea also worked as a clerk for the Railroad Commission in Austin, Texas, where she wrote memoranda on key cases for Commissioner Ryan Sitton, briefed Conference cases, helped the Compliance and Enforcement department discipline noncompliant operators, examined proposed rule changes, and drafted constituent correspondence.
She earned her Juris Doctor from Baylor Law School with a concentration in Real Estate and Natural Resources. At Baylor, she was a research assistant for Professor Rory Ryan where she prepared case law updates for his introductory Oil and Gas Law class, and created teaching materials on Joint Operating Agreements in Texas for his Advanced Oil and Gas class. While at Baylor, Andrea was an officer of the Student Bar Association, and served as the Senior Representative to the State Bar of Texas Law Student Division.
At the European University of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Russia, she earned her Master of Arts in Energy Politics in Eurasia (ENERPO) and wrote a dissertation, Rise of the Middle Man: Composition of a Successful Transit State & Turkey as a New Transit Model. Andrea also published an article in the ENERPO Journal, “Black Gold, Economic Flowering, and Ethnic Tensions: Hydrocarbon Exploration and Export in Northern Iraq.” During her time in Russia, she also worked at Goltsblat Berwin Leighton & Paisner in Moscow. Andrea worked primarily in corporate mergers and acquisitions.
Andrea earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington & Lee University, where she graduated cum laude and double-majored in International Politics and American History. At Washington and Lee Andrea was a member of the Women’s Varsity Swim Team. She specialized in the 200 and 100 yard backstroke, and often was on the 200 and 400 medley relays.
Andrea has advanced proficiency in Latin, elementary proficiency in Turkish and intermediate proficiency in Russian.
Andrea is licensed in Texas. She has been admitted to the State Bar of Texas and the Northern District of Texas.
In her spare time, Andrea enjoys reading up on Antebellum and Civil War history, swimming, and traveling abroad.