Andrea S. Nester

Andrea S. Nester joined Henn Lesperance PLC in June 2014 after spending two years as a research attorney with the Michigan Court of Appeals. Before that she graduated in the top 2% of her class at the Michigan State University College of Law, where she was also a distinguished Charles H. King Scholar and an Associate Editor of the Michigan State Law Review. Ms. Nester became a partner of the firm in 2024.

Ms. Nester is driven to provide excellent legal analysis, wise counsel, and zealous advocacy to our clients.  However, Ms. Nester is also committed to acting at all times with the highest level of professionalism and ethics – a common trait of all Henn Lesperance attorneys. No one could seriously question this commitment after meeting Ms. Nester in person.

Since joining the firm, Ms. Nester has assisted in the successful defense of firm clients in Michigan trial courts and appellate courts, including writing briefs, taking depositions, and arguing motions. Ms. Nester has also assisted in preparing several medical malpractice cases for jury trial.

When not practicing law, Ms. Nester enjoys playing violin with her husband, Kyle, an orchestra teacher at Holland Christian and a founding member of the Michigan Academy of Folk Music.  In college, Ms. Nester was an assistant concertmaster. Since then, she and Kyle have played as members of a local orchestra, at numerous weddings, business and association events, fundraisers, and festivals.


Direct Dial: (616) 288-9020
Fax: (616) 323-3658

Practice Areas

Civil Litigation
Professional Malpractice Defense
Health Law
Business Disputes
Governmental Law


JD, Michigan State University College of Law, summa cum laude, 2012
BA, Alma College, summa cum laude, 2008

Awards & Achievements

Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star – Appellate, 2022 & 2023

State Bar Licenses

Michigan, 2013

Memberships Michigan

Michigan Society of Healthcare Risk Management
Defense Research Institute
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
MSU Law School Alumni Association

Recent Results 

March 2016, Summary Disposition: Successfully argued and obtained summary disposition argued and obtained summary disposition on behalf of a local hospital based on Michigan case law interpreting incapacity provision of the applicable statute of limitations


May 2016, Presentation: Who Speaks for this Patient? Autonomy, Capacity, and Consent: Legal and Ethical Considerations in Patient Care, Western Michigan University School of Medicine (clinic physicians), Kalamazoo, Michigan