Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: Andrea Kelly Smethurst Law P.C.
  • Phone: (925) 932-4955
  • Cell: (925) 922-2079
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Employment and Investigation

Keywords/Search Terms:

Workplace Investigation, Independent Investigation, School Investigation, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation, Bullying, Employment Policies/Practices, EEO, HR, Human Resources


JD, University of California, Berkeley School of Law; BA, University of Pennsylvania

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

Andrea is an attorney investigator who conducts independent investigations for public and private employers and educational institutions. She has conducted hundreds of investigations involving complex and varied allegations, employees at all levels, in all kinds of workplaces. Andrea also serves as an expert on investigations, training, and other employment-related matters. Andrea has served as an Equal Employment Opportunity Monitor and Decree Monitor for employers required to implement a monitoring program. As a monitor, Andrea has overseen employer compliance with harassment and discrimination training requirements, developed complaint procedure policies, and overseen employer response and investigation of employee complaints. Prior to forming her own firm, Andrea was an employment attorney with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton and Dillingham & Murphy. Andrea holds the Association of Workplace Investigator's Certificate, and received a certificate from AtIXa to conduct Title IX investigations. She serves as a faculty member for AWI’s Training Institute for Workplace Investigators and has provided training on conducting investigations through numerous organizations. Andrea is a board member and past President of the Northern California Employment Roundtable. She is also a member of the employment law sections of the State Bar of California and the Contra Costa County Bar Associations. She is fluent in Spanish.