Hi, I'm Andrea Telquist!

“When my client retains me to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit, it usually represents reliving the most traumatic years of their life, consideration of their family’s future, and possibly even the ability to make a living. It is my business to completely understand and fight hard to protect those things.”

My Roots and Aspirations: From Libby, Montana to Pasco

I was born in a small town known as Libby, Montana. I love the mountains, trees, winters, and big sky country which I will always consider “home.” I relocated to Pasco when she was 10 years old. Within a few years of moving to Washington, I knew I wanted to become a lawyer and help people navigate through the legal process, just like the lawyers did when my parents divorced. I told everyone I knew that I was going to be a lawyer.

Independence and Hard Work: Lessons from My Mother

I was primarily raised by a single mom along with two sisters. My mom, Linda (deceased), instilled a strong work ethic by maintaining three jobs to make ends meet and ensure her kids never went without. She taught me to be fiercely independent so I could always support myself without relying on a man. I was encouraged to achieve my dreams and goals of becoming the first in the family to be an attorney and/or obtain a post graduate degree. Not surprisingly, I worked through my college years so I could say I paid for my formal education all by myself.

My Journey Through Life, Law, and Motherhood

I graduated from Pasco High School (a long time ago) and went on to attend Gonzaga University Law School., returning to the Tri-Cities to begin my legal career and raise a family. We have three amazing (most of the time) children. My oldest daughter is Kennedy, the middle son is Canon, and youngest son – AKA wild child – is Cruz. I truly enjoy being a mother, cooking gourmet meals, watching movies and spending time together on the road with the kids. My family is often seen outdoors in Montana or Bend Oregon, on a ski slope, in the coastal towns of Washington, and on the jujitsu mat.

A Partnership in Law and Life: The Birth of Telaré Law

I have always been particularly drawn to the courtroom. I’m quick on my feet and love cross examination (this is an understatement). My extensive litigation experience and trial work in a variety of practice areas began in 2007. I’ve handled numerous appeals, adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court, will contests, guardianships, insurance disputes, evictions, workplace harassment, wrongful terminations, garnishments, contract litigation, administrative proceedings, criminal matters, domestic cases, medical malpractice, injury cases, real estate disputes, etc. My aggressive litigation style resulted in admission to the Eastern and Western District of Washington Federal court, Eastern and Western District of Washington Federal Bankruptcy Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Central District of California Federal Court, the Washington Supreme Court, Division I, II, and III of the Washington Court of Appeals, and most importantly the United States Supreme Court (which, sadly, did not accept review of my case – but only a select few lawyers ever even have an issue of national importance to seek certiorari, and of the 8,000 cert petitions filed, the SCOTUS accepts merely 80 cases for review each term).

Early on, my law practice gravitated toward representing injured people. Connecting with people who have been harmed and providing them something of value to make things a little better was quickly recognized as my ultimate calling. Indeed, my deeply held desire to be in the courtroom, helping people and their families, and my passion for justice blazed a path for me to achieve her purpose in the world. My significant success in making countless clients happy is a result of doing what I love for “work.”

George and I began practicing together in 2014. Within a few short years, the two strong-headed attorneys who love “what they get to do for a living” also fell in love with each other. As our desire to try cases together as a team and helping people who have been severely injured grew, the brand “Telaré Law” was born. Telaré means “to bring together” in the Italian vernacular. Telaré Law exclusively services plaintiff cases. To ensure the best possible presentation at trial, every case of Telaré Law is handled and tried by both George and I, in a team approach to litigation. This strategy ensures the best possible presentation at trial and the highest possible monetary outcome.

When I am not at the office or busy with kids, I enjoy the outdoors, Jujitsu, reading, and traveling with my husband.

Professional Associations
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Personal Injury Lawyers Association
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Lawyers for Civil Justice Association
  • Federal Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Benton-Franklin Counties Bar Association
  • National Advocates for the Civil Justice System
  • American Association for Justice
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar Association
Admitted
  • Washington Bar Association
  • Oregon Bar Association
  • Eastern District of Washington
  • Western District of Washington
  • Washington Supreme Court
  • Washington Court of Appeals, Divisions I, II, and II
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Personal Injury
Injury
Medical Malpractice
car accident
Auto Accident
Trucking Accident
Honors & Awards
  • Top 10 Best Female Attorneys Award based on Client Satisfaction
  • Top 25 Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2021
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Honorable Dedication to Legal Aid, Legal Aid Society, 2010
  • Appreciation for Service, Benton Franklin Bar, 2008-2009
  • Diploma Deposition Skills, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2009

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    Andrea Telquist
    Telaré Law, PLLC

    My Roots and Aspirations: From Libby, Montana to Pasco

    I was born in a small town known as Libby, Montana. I love the mountains, trees, winters, and big sky country which I will always consider “home.” I relocated to Pasco when she was 10 years old. Within a few years of moving to Washington, I knew I wanted to become a lawyer and help people navigate through the legal process, just like the lawyers did when my parents divorced. I told everyone I knew that I was going to be a lawyer.

    Independence and Hard Work: Lessons from My Mother

    I was primarily raised by a single mom along with two sisters. My mom, Linda (deceased), instilled a strong work ethic by maintaining three jobs to make ends meet and ensure her kids never went without. She taught me to be fiercely independent so I could always support myself without relying on a man. I was encouraged to achieve my dreams and goals of becoming the first in the family to be an attorney and/or obtain a post graduate degree. Not surprisingly, I worked through my college years so I could say I paid for my formal education all by myself.

    My Journey Through Life, Law, and Motherhood

    I graduated from Pasco High School (a long time ago) and went on to attend Gonzaga University Law School., returning to the Tri-Cities to begin my legal career and raise a family. We have three amazing (most of the time) children. My oldest daughter is Kennedy, the middle son is Canon, and youngest son – AKA wild child – is Cruz. I truly enjoy being a mother, cooking gourmet meals, watching movies and spending time together on the road with the kids. My family is often seen outdoors in Montana or Bend Oregon, on a ski slope, in the coastal towns of Washington, and on the jujitsu mat.

    A Partnership in Law and Life: The Birth of Telaré Law

    I have always been particularly drawn to the courtroom. I’m quick on my feet and love cross examination (this is an understatement). My extensive litigation experience and trial work in a variety of practice areas began in 2007. I’ve handled numerous appeals, adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court, will contests, guardianships, insurance disputes, evictions, workplace harassment, wrongful terminations, garnishments, contract litigation, administrative proceedings, criminal matters, domestic cases, medical malpractice, injury cases, real estate disputes, etc. My aggressive litigation style resulted in admission to the Eastern and Western District of Washington Federal court, Eastern and Western District of Washington Federal Bankruptcy Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Central District of California Federal Court, the Washington Supreme Court, Division I, II, and III of the Washington Court of Appeals, and most importantly the United States Supreme Court (which, sadly, did not accept review of my case – but only a select few lawyers ever even have an issue of national importance to seek certiorari, and of the 8,000 cert petitions filed, the SCOTUS accepts merely 80 cases for review each term).

    Early on, my law practice gravitated toward representing injured people. Connecting with people who have been harmed and providing them something of value to make things a little better was quickly recognized as my ultimate calling. Indeed, my deeply held desire to be in the courtroom, helping people and their families, and my passion for justice blazed a path for me to achieve her purpose in the world. My significant success in making countless clients happy is a result of doing what I love for “work.”

    George and I began practicing together in 2014. Within a few short years, the two strong-headed attorneys who love “what they get to do for a living” also fell in love with each other. As our desire to try cases together as a team and helping people who have been severely injured grew, the brand “Telaré Law” was born. Telaré means “to bring together” in the Italian vernacular. Telaré Law exclusively services plaintiff cases. To ensure the best possible presentation at trial, every case of Telaré Law is handled and tried by both George and I, in a team approach to litigation. This strategy ensures the best possible presentation at trial and the highest possible monetary outcome.

    When I am not at the office or busy with kids, I enjoy the outdoors, Jujitsu, reading, and traveling with my husband.

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