The Public Advcoate is pleased to
announce that Andrea M. Kendall has been appointed as the Directing Attorney of
the Capital Trial Branch East. Andrea joined DPA as a Public Defender Corps
Fellow in the Boone Trial Office in 2011. She also worked in the Newport Trial
Office before joining CTB-East in 2017. Andrea completed the Gideon’s Promise
Core 101 training program in 2014 and returned in 2018 to mentor young lawyers.
Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Andrea graduated from Ohio State University and
Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to joining DPA, Andrea and her husband
Ray Ibarra worked as a public defenders in Montgomery County, Maryland and
Santa Barbara County, California. Andrea’s time is spent foster parenting an
energetic toddler. Previous hobbies included visiting National Parks, watching
classic films, and playing board games.