Andrea Sassella


Andrea obtained her Bachelor of Laws from Murdoch University in 2005, having previously completed a Bachelor of Commerce at Curtin University (majoring in Marketing and Electronic Commerce) in 2002.

She was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia on 4 September 2006 and to the High Court of Australia in 2011.

Andrea has appeared as Junior Counsel and instructing solicitor in a number of reported complicated children’s and financial cases both in the Family Court of WA and in the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia.

She successfully completed a Master of Laws (Applied Law majoring in Family Law) (LL.M) with the College of Law Australia in 2014.

Andrea was named by Doyles Guide as one of Perth’s recommended Family and Divorce Lawyers in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. Andrea was also recommended in the parenting, custody and children’s matters category for 2020.

In November 2015 Andrea successfully completed the National Training Program for Independent Children’s Lawyers conducted by the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and National Legal Aid.

In October 2020 Andrea became an Accredited Mediator with the Australian Mediation Association.

Andrea is a member of the Family Law Practitioners’ Association of WA having previously served as the secretary, the treasurer and chair of the sponsorship committee. She is also a member of the Law Society of Western Australia and Women’s Lawyers (WA). She is the current secretary of the St Mary’s Anglican Girls School, Old Girls Association, previously holding the position of Communications Co-ordinator.

Andrea is also an active networker and is a former Chapter President of her award winning BNI chapter, Western Edge.