Andrea Hayduk received her J.D. at the University of Tennessee College of Law in May of 2002. Upon passing the Maryland Bar Exam, she moved to Washington D.C. and went to work as an associate attorney in the firm of DUI defense guru, Leonard R. Stamm.
Upon relocating to Chattanooga TN, Ms. Hayduk and Jerrold D. Farinash opened the law firm of Farinash & Hayduk, where in addition to her DUI/criminal practice, Ms. Hayduk was active in the firm’s business and bankruptcy practices, both in State Court and Bankruptcy Court. In the fall of 2017, she was named to the panel of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees for the Eastern District of Tennessee.
Ms. Hayduk attended the NHTSA based Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) training, followed by the instructor training shortly thereafter, and later co-instructed two SFST courses through her Maryland based firm. In 2014 she completed the NHTSA based ARIDE (Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement) course. She has attended two hands on 40-hour Forensic Courses held at Axion laboratories in Chicago; Forensic Chromatography and DUI Drugs. As an active member of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), board member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA), and Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL) she continues to attend and speak at training seminars nationwide with some of the best DUI lawyers in the country.
Ms. Hayduk is a zealous defender of the rights of those criminally accused. She has developed a passion for all facets of the legal process and works every case as though she were representing a member of her family. Client communication is an important aspect of her practice, as the judicial process is not Defendant friendly, and can be overwhelming and even frightening. To alleviate some of that anxiety, she seeks to ensure each of her clients has a fair understanding of the process and options at every stage. She works hard to maintain a stellar reputation among her peers, Judges, court administrative staff and most importantly her clients and her community.
Ms. Hayduk has been named by Super Lawyers to the Top Young Attorneys in the Mid South Rising Stars by Memphis Magazine every year since 2011, and has been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 2012-2016. She is rated 10 by AVVO.com.