Andrea Pleimling Smith, a Partner at Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A., focuses her practice on Personal Injury Litigation and Insurance Disputes. Born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. Ms. Smith received her undergraduate degree from Edgewood College (summa cum laude) and graduated from Marquette University Law School, where she was a Merit Scholar. In law school, she served as the president of the Business Law Society, and interned at the Wisconsin Department of Justice and Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee. In college, Ms. Smith studied Central European History at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. She also lived and worked in Koblenz, Germany, prior to attending law school and is proficient in German.
Ms. Smith was admitted to practice in all state courts in Wisconsin and Florida in 2010, as well as the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Prior to joining our firm, she practiced in the Fort Myers area and gained litigation experience in a variety of areas. Ms. Smith is a member of: the Calusa Inns of Court, Lee County Association for Women Lawyers, Lee County Bar Association and Florida Justice Association.
Andrea’s husband, Christopher J. Smith, is also a partner with the firm. Andrea and Chris live in Fort Myers and enjoy outdoor activities and spending time with their family in Southwest Florida, as well as their dogs Boo and Bruiser, both of whom were rescued from animal shelters.