The Hon. Andrea Ruth Gundersen is a judge for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court in Broward County, Florida. She was elected to the Circuit Court in 2016.
Judge Gundersen graduated with her B.S. in business administration and management from Boston University in 1987. She went on to earn a J.D. from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center in 1992.
Gundersen began her legal career as an attorney with the Small Business Administration (SBA) in Disaster Relief, where she provided legal assistance to the SBAs loan officers in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. Her time there would be brief. Six months later, in February 1993, she became a supervising attorney at the Law Office of Milena Christopher, P.A., where she represented the Florida Department of Revenue, Child Support Enforcement Division in handling child support cases. In 1996, Gundersen joined Soule Leal and Associates, P.A., practicing there until entering into solo practice at her own law firm in 1999. She remained in that capacity until her election to the bench.
While on the Circuit Court, Judge Gundersen has held an assignment in the Unified Family Division. She also served as vice chair of the Professionalism Panel of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit.
Her memberships have included the Broward County Bar Association, the Florida Lawyers Network, the South Broward Bar Association, the West Broward Bar Association, and the Broward County Bar Association Solo/Small Law Firm Networking Group.
She has served as a volunteer attorney with the Mission United Veterans Project and as a volunteer attorney ad litem for the Tracey McPharlin Dependency Pro Bono Initiative.
Gundersen was on the Board of Directors of the Dania Lions Club and the Mount Olive Development Corporation. She also served as an appointed member of the Broward County School Boards Diversity Committee and the Broward County Commission on the Status of Women.
Away from the bench, she enjoys scuba diving, kayaking, whitewater rafting, and cycling.