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Andrew F Cotrupi

DUI and DWI Attorney at Hampton, NH

5.0   11 reviews
  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 31 years
    New Hampshire - NH 32 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NH
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found

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Andrew F Cotrupi
428 Lafayette Rd
Suite 102
Hampton, NH, 03842

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Posted by Kathy | June 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Superior Legal Counsel
Mr. Cotrupi was knowledgeable about my legal concerns. He explained to me what the charges were, presented options and worked to obtain a fair outcome. He remained professional and on task for meeting my legal needs. He kept working toward the best outcome, and far exceeded my expectations.
Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2018
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Exceeded my expectation in my DUI charge
As a MA resident being charged with a DUI in NH, it was important to me that I found an attorney who I could trust and who was familiar with the local law and NH courts. After several days of research and reading reviews, I booked an appointment with Andrew. Andrew and Renee (his paralegal) were both extremely knowledgeable about the entire process and the paces I was about to go through. They listened attentively to the details of my case and believed in me right away. I had been wrongly charged but Andrew was very candid, on what the law is, what would apply and what would not and promised me he would do everything he could (under law) to investigate the evidence on my behalf. Renee and Andrew kept me informed of everything that was going on and my case was handled in an extremely timely manner. Andrew delivered and exceeded my expectations. I was not charged with a DUI and I did not lose my license or rights to drive in NH or MA. I can't thank him enough for believing in me and making this very unpleasant situation essentially go away. I would recommend Andrew to anyone who is looking for a true expert in law and who will provide the consultation in an easy to understand manner.
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Posted by Chris | September 30, 2016
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Attorney Cotrupi is a God-Send
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.
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2016
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With any civil or criminal case there is stress/anxiety ..this firm from top to bottom protect you letter than family.
Andrew is there for you along with the full support of the entire staff. Personally I know this from an experience that I have been through where I needed representation not from the lawyer who had the best add or radio slot saying they were the best.. but specifically from the best lawyer one could have. That's what I recived. The best outcome will come from you hiring andrew. In short if you want the best result given the circumstances your in you have found your lawyer... As long as he is practicing he will represent me weither a large or small thing . I hope you use Andrew ... Go see him trust him and you'll know too. THE VERY BEST THERE IS
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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2015
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Excellent Attorney for Criminal Defense
Andrew was by far the most qualified attorney I consulted with to handle the serious charges I was facing. He was extremely adept at navigating the peculiarities of my case. Andrew was able to have my charges significantly reduced and my case resolved quickly. I would recommend Andrew without hesitation.
Posted by frank | March 12, 2012
real sharp
i gave him a bad case, did a great job for me. good at explaining the courts
Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2012
Amazing Lawyer
Andrew Cotrupi is an excellent attorney. He has gotten me out of two extremely close calls, one of which could have posed some significant jail time. I recently had Andrew for a DWI case which again seemed to be open and shut. The officer had me saying that "I messed up.". With some amazing lawyering on his part, I got off with a reckless driving and only a 90 day loss of liscense. Also because I refused a breathalizer, I should have lost my liscense for an automatic 6 months in the ALS hearing. But again with his incredible skills I did not lose it for the 6 months. So all in all, arrested, DWI, argued down to a reckless driving with a 90 day loss of liscense.
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2011
Top Notch Lawyer
Andrew is a guy who knows his stuff and isn't going to beat around the bush. He tells you how it is and does whatever he can to get the result. My son got in some serious trouble that should have ruined his life but Cotrupi worked it all down to a misdemeanor. He made sure i understood everything that was going on throughout the case and i felt very secure with my sons fate in his hands
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Posted by jake | May 24, 2011
smart, very straight forward. all business and did a good job for me. He seems to know everybody in the court and it was clear to me he was very respected
Posted by Gary | February 25, 2011
Excellent Criminal Attorney
Andy has been my "go to" attorney for all of my clients dealing with criminal issues. He is experienced, Knowledgeable and displays grace and respect to his clients. I have always received good reviews for the work he has done and thanks for the referral.
Posted by theo | September 14, 2009
excellent attorney
Hired because my brother in law is a NH state Trooper and had heard of Andrew as being very good. He is straightforward, no b.s, did a great job for me on my DWI.
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AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Andrew F. Cotrupi
  • 1991 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • New Hampshire Public Defender Office
  • 1991 - 1997


  • New England School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1991
  • Saint Michael's College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988


  • New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 1993 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Law review
  • New England School of Law
  • N/A
  • Deen's List
  • New England School of law
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • A New Era of NH DUI defense
  • 2013
  • New Hampshire Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program
  • "Sentencing Law and Practice From All Perspectives"
  • 2012
  • Defending Dwi cases in New Hampshire
  • Defense of DWI cases
  • 2004

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DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I recently worked with Mr. Cotrupi on a case he was handling. I found his knowledge of his field second to none, and his thoroughness on his client's behalf first rate. It is clear to me that he has great dedication to his clients and to practicing at the top of his field. I would recommend him to anyone needing criminal defense in New Hampshire."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work without reservation. When I am not able to handle a case personally, either because of a conflict of interest or scheduling conflict, I will send the client to Andrew. He is a reliable, experienced professional."
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