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Derek S Andrews

Derek S Andrews

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

Derek is a young, intelligent, and aggressive attorney motivated to actively defend his clients' interests and rights in the State of New York. He approaches each of his client's cases as unique and treats each person as his equal. Whether it be pursuing a quick resolution through negotiation or litigating a case to its conclusion, Derek is always trying his hardest to get the best result.

Prior to joining Anelli Xavier, Derek learned that the criminal justice system can be unfair and break down even the toughest among us if they don’t understand how the systems works. For that reason, he has dedicated his practice to defending individuals charged with crimes who deserve to be defended by an attorney willing to go the extra mile.

He graduated magna cum laude from Western New Mexico University and graduated from Syracuse University College of Law. Derek diversified his experience in law school by spending a year with the Securities Arbitration and Consumer Law Clinic, clerking for the Office of the Federal Public Defender’s Capital Habeas Unit, and serving as the National Student Director for the ABA’S Law Student Division Negotiation Competition.

Currently, Derek is an active member of the Onondaga County Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyer Project and a volunteer arbitrator with Syracuse City Court. He is admitted to practice in New York State and Federal courts in the Northern District of New York.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2013

  1. DUI & DWI: 90%
    2 years, 200 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Derek Sean Wild

    Derek Andrews is an exceptional DWI defense attorney. He gives every client the attention they deserve in a difficult time in their lives. Derek does an excellent job determining a client's goal(s) and implementing unique and effective strategies to get the best possible result. His knowledge of DWI law and the complicated DMV re-licensing rules is superb. I endorse this lawyer.


    Derek Wild DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Clifton C. Carden

    I endorse Derek to fullest. Derek is always prepared with sound and effective legal arguments for his clients. His professional demeanor and candor is respected in the community and he is constantly updating his legal knowledge through research and representation of difficult cases.


    Clifton Carden DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

269 W. Jefferson St.
2nd Floor
Syracuse, NY, 13202


NYCurrently registered 201303/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Excellence for the Future Award in War Crimes TrialsCALI2012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyMcGivney & Kluger2013 - 2013
AttorneyAnelli Xavier, PC2013 - Present
AttorneyDavid Giglio & Associates2012 - 2013

Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Onondaga County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Oneida County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v. M.M.Not guilty verdict on criminal DWI charge; guilty verdict on lesser-included DWAI charge
People v. W.M.Criminal DWI charge adjourned in contemplation of dismissal.
People v. D.S.All charges adjourned in contemplation of dismissal

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Publication NameTitleDate
American Bar Association publicationUniversity of Minnesota Law School Wins National Negotiation Competition2012

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
Western New Mexico UniversityHistoryBS - Bachelor of Science2009