|VA||Authorized to practice law||2002||02/12/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 Virginia Lawyers Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Partner||Elders, Zinicola & Blanch, PLLC||2008 - Present|
|Assistant||Office Of The Public Defender Fairfax County||2005 - 2008|
|Associate||Richards Spears Kibbe & Orbe, LLP||2002 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Fairfax Bar Association||Co-Chair, Criminal Law Section||2013 - Present|
|Fairfax Bar Associaion||Member||2005 - Present|
|Armed Robbery||Not Guilty|
|Home Invasion Child Sex Offense||Guilty|
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|Georgetown University Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Duke University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|Fairfax Bar Association Annual DWI CLE||Issue Spotting in DWI Accident Cases||2014|
|Criminal Law and Mental Illness Panel||Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System||2014|
|Fairfax Bar Association Annual DWI CLE||Field Sobriety Tests and the Science Behind Them||2013|
Posted by Mohammed
Many thanks to Andrew Todd Elders. Even though he could not re present me for state specific reason but his advises to me are valuable. Showed me the right path and steps to take . He didn't have to spend 6-7 minutes to advise me for free bu he did.
I saved his phone number for future. Very helpful.
Posted by anonymous
When I received a reckless on the Dulles Access Road, I was pretty freaked out being an out-of-state driver. I met with several attorneys in Fairfax but none of them really struck a chord with me. I ended up going with Andrew Elders, the only one whom I didn't meet in person, because he was highly knowledgeable and clearly laid out his goals according to my needs. I appreciated his honesty and responsiveness to my questions. Andy appeared in Fairfax traffic court on my behalf and substantially mitigated my fine. His fees are also reasonable and I never felt like he was solely out to make a buck off of me. I highly recommend Andy for reckless speeding ticket situations but in other legal areas as well.
Posted by anonymous
Andrew is the best criminal defense lawyer I have come across. In one of the toughest times of my life, Andrew was the light that kept me moving forward. I was referred to Andrew through a friend of mine who had hired him for a DUI case a few months prior. When I met with him to discuss my case Andrew spent over an hour asking me questions and explaining the different nuances of my case. From that moment on he kept me informed of what he was doing, what the prosecutors were doing, what I should expect, and the possible outcomes. He is extremely intelligent, personable, and receptive to his clients needs. His team is just as talented - the entire firm will meet every need you have.
Every other lawyer I spoke with told me they would be able to settle for a lesser charge. Andrew was the only one who said we would go to trial if the plea deals weren't what we wanted. Andrew knows the prosecutors and he knows the judges. He knows when to continue the case, when to accept the plea, and he's not afraid to go to trial.
I would recommend Andrew for anyone looking for a nice, professional, and intelligent lawyer. He will not tell you what you want to hear - but he will tell you what you should expect and what is likely to happen. He will not guarantee an outcome, but he will give 100% and will find many different ways to defend you in court. If you want the best outcome possible go with Andrew. You will not be disappointed.
Bradley Haywood, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. Over a decade ago, Mr. Elders clerked at the Alexandria Public Defender while I was an attorney there, and we were colleagues between defenders' offices for several years afterwards before he struck out on his own. In his time as a public defender and in private practice, he has distinguished himself as one of the brightest, most savvy and dedicated attorneys in Fairfax, so much so that he's now my go-to guy for advice about Fairfax County criminal defense practice. He believes deeply in the cause of the defense, and is committed to you -- the client -- first and foremost. I recommend him highly.
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