Judge Andrea Wolfson was born and raised in Southern Illinois. She was the Valedictorian of Triad High School Class of 1991. Judge Wolfson went on to graduate from the University of Notre Dame in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Science Pre-Professional Studies with a Concentration in Science, Technology and Values. Judge Wolfson then received a Master of Science in Biological Sciences from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1996. After graduate school, Judge Wolfson worked in medical book sales for two years before attending the Chicago-Kent College of Law. Judge Wolfson graduated with Honors in 2001. Judge Wolfson is happily married to City of Miami Beach Commissioner and local attorney Jonah Wolfson. The Wolfsons have two children, Jacob (4) and Allyson (2).