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Andrew Thomas Nettleman

Andrew Thomas Nettleman

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Employment & Labor

About Me

Andrew grew up in Wilmington, NC and graduated in three years from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science before attending Elon University School of Law.

While at Elon Law, Andrew was a clinical student with Legal Aid of North Carolina and worked in the areas of consumer and housing law, particularly in mortgage foreclosure defense. Andrew also founded Elon Law’s chapter of The Innocence Project, a nationwide organization dedicated to the review of criminal convictions in search of actual innocence. 

The Nettleman Law Firm was founded on the belief that law firms must be client centered. To that end, we are constantly innovating and incorporating new technology to keep you informed and keep your costs affordable. You want to know who your attorney is, meet with him, and look him in the eye for an honest discussion so you know that your attorney understands you. Our attorneys are there to listen, respond and help.

At The Nettleman Law Firm we are always Focused on Your Rights.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    6 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 20%
    6 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%



Hourly ($250/hour), Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Daniel M. Mehler

    Andrew is extremely well versed in North Carolina criminal law. Having grown up in North Carolina myself, the highest compliment I can pay Mr. Nettleman is that I refer all of my friends and family in NC to his office. He's an extremely talented litigator and I endorse this lawyer.


    Daniel Mehler Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Thomas Christopher Bell

    I endorse Drew Nettleman; he's a highly skilled attorney and is very well respected among his peers in the Wilmington legal community. I've come to appreciate Drew as a think-outside-the-box attorney, and that innovative approach has allowed him to build a very effective foreclosure defense practice.


    Thomas Bell Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarsSuperlawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40 NCNational Trial Lawyers2014

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyThe Nettleman Law Firm, PLLC2010 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeMember2010 - Present
New Hanover County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Costin v. Nekekim Corp.$62,000 Settlement
State v. J.B.Not Guilty
State v. P.P.Case dismissed

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Elon University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillHistory and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2006

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Pro Bono Legal PanelPro Bono and Poverty Issues2010