Andra J. Hutchins, Partner

Biography:

Andra J. Hutchins has 20 years of experience as an attorney in private practice; many of those years representing health care professionals in professional licensure matters. Ms. Hutchins’ practice is focused on helping people in complex legal and emotionally charged situations receive fair and equitable treatment. She understands the laws and regulations, and is a strong advocate for her clients in both the courtroom and around the negotiating table.

Ms. Hutchins, a graduate Suffolk University Law School, is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of both Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and has successfully litigated cases in both states.

Defending Health Care Professionals:

Ms. Hutchins represents health care professionals with licensing board investigations and disciplinary matters involving sexual misconduct, chemical dependency, patient complaints, inadequate record keeping, and other alleged violations, and defends individual practitioners, corporate providers and group practices. She has experience responding to complaints from numerous Massachusetts licensing boards, including, but not limited to, the:

  • Board of Registration of Social Workers
  • Board of Registration in Psychology
  • Board of Registration in Nursing
  • Board of Registration in Dentistry
  • Board of Registration in Medicine

Additional Experience:

In addition to representing health care professionals, Ms. Hutchins represents individuals, families, and employees in education law, domestic relations, employment law, and business litigation. Her experience includes representing:

  • Students in disciplinary hearings
  • Employees in wrongful termination cases
  • Families before the Department of Children and Families on allegations of abuse and neglect
  • Individuals and businesses in breach of contract and other business litigation
  • Individuals in divorce proceedings

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Community Involvement:

  • Treasurer, Friends of the Westwood Public Library
  • Volunteer – Girl Scouts of America

Honors & Awards:

In 2008, Ms. Hutchins was profiled in TIME Magazine’s “Salute to Women in Leadership” feature and was interviewed by Sky Radio regarding her domestic relations practice.

Recent Blog Posts and News

  • Student Rights in the COVID Era: Special Education and College Safety Contracts

    COVID-19 has upended life as we know it, but this fall, the focus of many will be on the education system – both public and private, secondary and higher education. Now that schools and colleges have reopened, and after a summer where secondary and college adm …

  • KCL Resolves Education Matter for College Student

    KCL partner Andra Hutchins recently settled a case for a student against a prominent Massachusetts college and was able to negotiate a significant settlement without filing suit against the school. About Attorney Andra Hutchins Andra J. Hutchins has over 20 ye …

  • Private School Discipline v. Public School Discipline: What You Need to Know

    Many parents are shocked to find out that the private high school they are paying a sizeable amount of tuition for has much more discretion in terms of disciplining their child than a public school. Most public high school handbooks are similar and include sta …

  • KCL Resolves Two School Discipline/Student Rights Matters

    KCL attorney Andra Hutchins recently resolved two school discipline/student rights matters. Andra represented a student who attended school in a highly regarded public school district and convinced the school to overturn the student’s suspension because the sc …

  • KCL Insights: August 9, 2018

    The latest issue of KCL Insights includes recent news and blog posts: Parent’s Death Sparks Siblings’ Disputes Over Inheritance KCL Resolves Complicated Personal Injury Case Download the PDF version: KCL Insights August 9, 2018  

  • KCL Insights: June 28, 8018

    The latest issue of KCL Insights includes recent news and blog posts: Does Your Company Need an Employee Handbook? Andra Hutchins Volunteers with BBA Law Day in Boston Schools  

  • Andra Hutchins Volunteers with BBA Law Day in Boston Schools

    The goal of the Boston Bar Association’s Law Day in the Schools Program is to introduce Boston’s youth to the law and legal profession. KCL Partner Andra Hutchins was one of 130 BBA volunteers that visited with over 1650 Boston Public School students in Kinder …

  • 2017 Year In Review

    Dear Clients and Friends, Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year! In case you missed it last year, here are some of KCL’s 2017 highlights. Notable KCL Wins Board of Medicine Reverses Itself, Grants Andrew Hyams’ Client a Full Medical License | Attorneys: …

  • KCL Insights: November 16, 2017

    The latest issue of KCL Insights includes recent news and blog posts: Constructive Eviction: A Tenant’s Rights to Break a Lease Navigating Sexual Assault Complaints on Campus

  • Navigating Sexual Assault Complaints on Campus

    Private and public colleges, as well as the federal government, have offered their various views and opinions on how sexual assault cases on college campuses should be handled. Title IX is the federal law that dictates how such cases must be handled procedural …