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Andréa L. Vieira, Esq.

Andréa was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and immigrated to the United States as a child.

Prior to law school, Andréa worked as a litigation paralegal for 20 years. Andréa has worked on various types of civil matters on both the plaintiff and defense side, ranging from personal injury, premises liability, medical malpractice, and bad faith to commercial litigation, administrative & regulatory law, and securities litigation. Andréa’s experience in criminal law ranges from assisting with misdemeanor and felony cases to death penalty appeals. During her time as a litigation paralegal, Andréa has worked on multiple complex cases including cases that went on to become precedent in Nevada, such as Martinez v. Maruszczak, 123 Nev. 433, 168 P.3d 720 (2007) and The Drs. Co. v. Vincent, 120 Nev. 644, 98 P.3d 681 (2004).

During law school, Andréa worked with the Immigration Clinic as a student volunteer assisting members of the community with DACA applications and providing translation services for asylum cases; she also participated in the Community Service program offering Records Sealing classes. Andréa earned CALI Awards in Civil Rights, Pre-trial Advocacy, Advanced Advocacy: Appellate Court, and Critical Race Theory.

Andréa was the 2nd Place winner of the 2020 Nevada Law Journal Scholarly Writing Competition, for her paper Undignified Immunity: Why Qualified Immunity Undermines American Law and How You Can Avoid It in Nevada. Andréa’s article, Flipping the Odds on Civil Rights Claims With a Battle Born Version of 42 U.S.C. § 1983, was published in the November/December 2021 issue of The Advocate.

Prior to starting her own law firm, Andréa clerked for the Honorable Kerry Earley in the Eighth Judicial District Court, Dept. IV and worked at a prestigious Nevada trial law firm.

In her roles as a paralegal, a law clerk, and as an attorney, Andréa participated in multiple trials resulting in a jury verdict, as well as arbitrations, short trials and appeals.

Andréa is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, and conversational in French.

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Why Choose The Vieira Firm

Knowledgable, Experienced, and Motivated to Fight For Your Rights

When our rights are violated, we may not know where to turn for help. Andréa has the knowledge and experience to help people understand their rights, and the motivation to help fight for those rights. Andréa is an immigrant and before becoming an attorney, she worked for over 20 years as a paralegal. She has seen firsthand the destruction that abuse of power can cause in a person’s life, and she has helped thousands of people seek redress for the harms inflicted on them.

During law school, Andréa earned CALI Awards in Civil Rights, Critical Race Theory, Pre-trial Advocacy, and Advanced Advocacy: Appellate Court. She also worked with the Immigration Clinic as a student volunteer assisting members of the community with DACA applications and renewals, and providing translation services for asylum cases.

Andréa has been appointed as counsel by the Federal Court on multiple 42 U.S.C. § 1983 Civil Rights cases. Andréa works with local legal-aid agencies as counsel on Asylum, Records Sealing, and Special Immigrant Juvenile cases.

Prior to law school Andréa worked as a litigation paralegal for 20 years in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense, family law, and civil litigation. Andréa worked on various types of civil matters on both the plaintiff and defense side, ranging from personal injury, premises liability, medical malpractice, and bad faith to commercial litigation, administrative & regulatory law, and securities litigation. Andréa’s experience in criminal law ranges from assisting with misdemeanor and felony cases to death penalty appeals. Andréa has worked on multiple complex cases including cases that went on to become precedent in Nevada, such as Martinez v. Maruszczak, 123 Nev. 433, 168 P.3d 720 (2007) and The Drs. Co. v. Vincent, 120 Nev. 644, 98 P.3d 681 (2004).

Having emigrated from Brazil, Andréa L. Vieira, Esq., understands the challenges faced by marginalized communities first-hand. The Vieira Firm is committed to defending the civil rights of all people, providing greater access to justice to marginalized communities, and working in every sphere to combat injustice.

We Fight for Civil Rights and Social Justice

The Vieira Firm focuses on protecting your rights. Below are some of our practice areas. Click the boxes below to learn more.

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Civil Rights

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Immigration

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Records Sealing

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Public Records Law

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Personal Injury

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Civil Rights

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The Constitution is a contract between We the People and our governments. In addition to our Constitutional rights, there are many other rights guaranteed by state and federal laws. These rights impact nearly every area of our lives. The Vieira Firm is dedicated to providing high-quality legal service to our clients in the pursuit of those rights.

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Immigration

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We represent individuals and employers across the country in complex Immigration court proceedings, such as asylum, naturalization, employment visas, VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) petitions, SIJ (Special Immigrant Juvenile) petitions, and deportation defense. We invite you to review our services and discuss how we can assist you.

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Public Records

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The Nevada Public Records Act is a powerful tool for government transparency. We help our clients navigate the proper channels to request public records filing and prosecuting public records requests.

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Records Sealing

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Record Sealing is an important legal tool that protects your right to privacy. When you are ready to leave your past behind you, The Vieira Firm can help you petition to seal your records so that you can move on to a better life.

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Personal Injury

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The Vieira Firm works to protect the rights of injured people and their loved ones and help people get the justice and compensation they deserve. We handle a wide range of personal injury claims from auto accidents to wrongful death.

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Client Reviews

We work hard to ensure that every one of our clients is given a voice and the means to defend their rights. See what our clients are saying. 

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Brandyn Gayler

Client

“My civil rights were violated in 2017. I filed a lawsuit on my own. I had a difficult time researching my own evidence in the discovery phase. The Defendants in the case deflected and avoided my requests in any way they could. When Andréa Vieira took my case, she was a fierce advocate who quickly gained leverage with her abilities to discover the facts that the Defendants were withholding. She also had a way of communicating to the court and the other litigants which could foresee the best options. She is great at playing chess.

Andréa is ethical and reasonable in her communication with me as her client. She always put my best interests first. She gave me my options and told me she supported my decision. This is different than other attorneys because usually an attorney will use condescending tones due to the client’s lack of knowledge in the legal system. This makes the client feel like they must solely rely on the attorney’s advice, or they will lose. This makes the client feel powerless. This is just a manipulation tactic used by many attorneys. Andréa never did this once! She always assured me that she worked for me, and she was content with my decisions in the litigation.

Andréa ultimately negotiated a substantial settlement amount, which was equitable, to avoid an unpredictable trial. She achieved this with her perseverance and inability to give up when searching for the facts. The Defendants placed many obstacles in her way, but she had a way of navigating the litigation process where she obtained every fact hidden to preserve my civil rights.

I am very thankful that Andréa represented me in my case. I would never use any other attorney in any civil case. I recommend you retain her if you believe your civil rights have been violated, or you have any other litigation to resolve.”

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