Andrew Cotrupi saved my life. While that might sound overstated, it is 100% true. I was maliciously charged with a Class B Felony by a local police department for a crime I did not commit. I originally hired a different lawyer and after several months of working with that firm I was faced with the stark reality that the system was not working as I always imagined it would and that I could very well be going to jail for a long time. My former attorney was looking to just negotiate a deal but I couldn't stomach taking a plea deal when I did not commit a crime. Desperate, I sought the advice of a trusted friend who turned me on to Attorney Cotrupi. From our very first meeting, Attorney Cotrupi and his Paralegal Renee treated me like a human being and not a criminal which was a welcome change after the treatment I had been receiving. Andrew listened. He REALLY listened to me and he talked me off the ledge. I hired him on the spot. Over the course of the year he worked diligently and fought for me like I was part of his own family. He worked tirelessly on my behalf, filing motions, counter motions and defending me vigorously. As my trial date approached, he met with me as often as I needed to prepare me. He was the perfect combination of tough love, sound advice and compassion. My trial lasted for three days if you include jury selection. I was terrified and in uncharted waters but Andrew guided me through. Sometimes he would have to lean over and tell me to relax because I was looking like a lunatic. Other times he would put a reassuring hand on my shoulder. His opening statement was brilliant. His cross-examinations exposed the "rehearsed lies and stories" and his closing statement captivated the jury. In the end, the jury deliberated for a mere 20 minutes before returning a "Not Guilty" verdict. 20 minutes! After a year of having my world thrown upside down and having a prosecution trying to make me into something I was not, Andrew was able to dismantle the case and gave me my life back. He was truly a God-send for my family and I. Because of his work, I will be able to go back to raising my four young children. Andrew is not only an amazing lawyer, he is an honest, fair and good man. I will forever be indebted to him and would recommend him to anyone.