Andrew P. Cornell has practiced family law in Cambridge, MA since 1994. During that time, he has represented hundreds of victims of domestic violence in complex divorce and paternity cases. In 2009, he received the Adams Pro Bono Publico Award from the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. He received the Thurgood Marshall Award from the Boston Bar Association in 2005 and the Pro Bono Publico Award from the Massachusetts Bar Association in 2003. He received the Simone Lotter Exceptional Service Award from the Jewish Family and Children Services in 2018.
Andrew holds a J.D. from New England Law, where he is an adjunct faculty member teaching trial practice and family law. Additionally, he was a clinical instructor at the Harvard Law School Legal Aid Bureau from January 2015 through June 2016.
In addition to his private practice, Andrew has dedicated a significant portion of his time providing pro bono representation to victims of domestic violence and unaccompanied minor children seeking citizenship status through DeNovo Center for Justice and Healing in Cambridge, MA.
Approximately 5 years ago, Andrew partnered with Jewish Family and Children Services to establish a “low bono” panel of attorneys to provide representation to victims of domestic violence in family law matters. He is responsible for helping to recruit, supervise and mentor the panel of attorneys.
Andrew currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Dance Complex in Cambridge, MA. He is the Chair of the Board of Directors for Lazos Al Futuro, a non-profit organization established to support at risk high school students in the Dominican Republic.