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Andrew Michael Stewart

DUI and DWI Attorney at Arlington, VA

4.6   18 reviews

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Andrew Stewart is an experienced criminal defense attorney who represents clients charged with state and federal crimes in Northern Virginia. He works diligently to get the best result for his clients through trial or negotiation. In order to provide the highest quality of service to his clients, Mr. Stewart limits the number of new cases that he accepts.

After co-founding DSK|LAW in 2009, he was instrumental in establishing it as one of the best criminal defense firms in Northern Virginia. Mr. Stewart is the managing partner of the firm.

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Licensed for 19 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2005
Updated 06/08/2022
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2004
Updated 10/01/2022
State OR
Status Inactive
Acquired 2003
Updated 10/09/2022

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

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Dennis, Stewart & Krischer PLLC
2007 15th Street N
Suite 201
Arlington, VA, 22201


4.6 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I’m Extremely Happy!!!
Mr.Stewart, represented me and treated me with grace and dignity. He really helped me in so many ways. I recommend Mr.Stewart 110%. With him in your corner; all those nights of tossing and turning not being able to fall asleep will go away. Mr.Stewart turned the difficult dilemma I was faced with and made it go away. He is smart, brilliant, savvy , and a gentleman. I am grateful for having Mr.Stewart represent me and will keep him for any future things.
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exemplary attorney
Mr. Stewart provided the best legal representation possible. If you're looking for an attorney who will fight for you and look for your best interest, then Mr. Stewart is the right one for you. He makes sure he's readily available and gets back to you promptly. He is open and honest and listens to what you want. If he doesn't agree, then he'll tell you and make suggestions to help make a sound judgement. Mr. Stewart represented me in court and he was able to defend my rights, ultimately getting all the charges dismissed . One of the most professional and down to earth attorneys out there!
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2020
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Criminal Assault Case
I found Andrew through a recommendation by another attorney and I'm glad I did. As a quick summary, "grateful" comes to mind. Andrew's communication is stellar. Emails, calls, texts. There wasn't a time I didn't feel informed as to what was going on. Because another individual on my case was involved (on my side), Andrew worked with another attorney and it was seamless. From day one talking to Andrew, I felt comfortable. There was no delay in him reaching back out to me and we even talked over weekends to prepare for upcoming events. Andrew also made me feel confident without overpromising. He told me the facts. He gave me color on the court system, detectives, and prosecutors. I didn't have to guess at anything, and had to ask very few questions. This is always a tough process. Don't risk your rights and be confident in your decision. I felt comfortable with Stewart and would absolutely recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Andrew and his staff were extremely professional and expedient in their handling of my case. They made the entire process seamless and as easy as possible for me. Great work done and would highly recommend his and his staff's services!
Posted by Mikiyas | October 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic speeding and reckless
I want to say thank you for dismiss my charge and I appreciate your honesty with your client THANKS AGAIN
Posted by Kenneth | September 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesomely attentive to detail...
My objective was to seek consult on ticket that reflected an legislative inequality to certain drivers with insurance in the State of Maryland. It should be reviewed by the legislative body regarding WMAA. It should be reviewed by the courts but it not. Many drivers from Maryland have this problem per. the Officer issuing the ticket. Unfortunately I had to give up my right to work as a legitimate professional driver in Virginia and Maryland because the WMAA did not recognize my auto insurance that prevented me from receiving a Limo sticker denying my application. So I received two tickets in 2017 and one in 2019 on the same issue. In 2017 the presiding Judge dismissed the case if I produced the limousine sticker. So I paid the two tickets. Yet 2019 the case was dismissed if I show Ed proof of no For-Hire license plates. My Attorney without hesitating prepared the argument won my case for dismissal. My next step is to pursue through legislative means the unfairness of WMAA rule on insurance recognize by all states. For I did pursued as directed by the Judge to get a Limo Sticker... Awesome Attorney! I wish he could represent the next phases...
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Posted by Roy | August 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great attorney
He did a excellent job that made 83/55 reckless driving to 74/55 speeding ticket. Also he show his knowledge and experience in this domain during our consultation. I would strongly recommend Mr. Stewart when you need help in speeding domain in Virginia.
Posted by Eddie | July 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Great help. Recommend for everyone. He did a wonderful job representing me in a difficult situation
Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Stewart provided excellent advice and legal counsel. Highly recommend Mr. Stewart for legal representation!!
Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
Andrew Stewart did a great job handling our case. He made very specific and useful recommendations that we undertook which led to a very favorable outcome.
Posted by Sammy | June 13, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A Very Thorough Consultation
A little background: I got ticketed in Alexandria for driving 44 on a 25 zone. I called Mr. Stewart's firm the day before my court date. Mr. Stewart was very kind and extremely thorough in giving me my options and went through them in great detail. In the end he gave me the best advice and without considering his fee. My thanks also go to the young lady who took my phone call for her professionalism.
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Posted by Walter | February 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My cousing recomended Mr. Stewart to me to help me with 2 court dates I got because of speeding, I hired him and it was the best thing I could've done because he got this 2 cases solved for me. He also speaks spanish wich was very helpful to me because it made it easier to understand each other, he's the best, I really recommend him!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Service and Results
Mr. Stewart was extremely helpful from the beginning. He outlined the potential outcomes upfront and the steps to take to ensure a successful outcome. In my case, I had a ticket for reckless driving for 30 over the speed limit. Mr. Stewart's counsel resulted in the ticket getting reduced so that it wasn't reckless driving and minimized any points on my license.
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Posted by Fernando | December 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
speeding ticket lawyer review of Andrew Steward
My lawyer, Mr. Andrew Steward, was excellent throughout my process of obtaining his services and his representation for my speeding case. Andrew returned my initial call to obtain his services very rapidly and volunteered very useful information about my case that help understand my various options with pros and cons. He offered me a very good price since I had a very good driving record for the last five years with no major speeding tickets. thus making it easier to negotiate with the prosecutor for a reduction in speeding. Bottom line Andrew reduced my ticket by over 10 miles an hour, which resulted in reduced fines, no safety driving safety school class required, and no attendance required at court. He earned his five stars.
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Posted by Michelle | September 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Andrew Stewart
Andrew was an extremely loyal, respectful, and down to earth lawyer. He contacted you when necessary and definitely makes you feel a sense of ease. I was accused of something I did not do, and Andrew realized that. He tells you exactly what you need and when he needs it by. The day of court he was very professional and went beyond my expectations. We may have only been in court for a minute, but Andrew made it better! I recommend Andrew completely and if I was to ever need another lawyer he would be my go to!
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Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2015
Speeding ticket
Attorney Stewart was very professional in handling my case. He is a very trustworthy individual. He is very empathetic and sets aside time to listen to all the details we want to provide him. He tries to achieve the best outcome possible for his clients. I was charged with speeding 20 mph over the posted speed limit. He negotiated with the prosecutor and the police officer to get the number of points reduced from 6 to 3. The fine was also waived.
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Probably fine for a traffic ticket but not much else.
In my experience, Mr. Stewart will basically just tell you to capitulate to whatever the prosecutor wants. On multiple occasions, he did not provide necessary information or follow up, and was an enormous waste of time and money. Would have done better pro se.
Posted by Tim S. | February 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Service equivalent to a fast-food drive through
I understand that Mr. Stewart has high-profile cases, but my experience with him was completely lackluster, to the point that I seem to could have represented myself to greater benefit. Mr. Steward failed to appear to my first hearing, and then only seemed to speak to the prosecutor 5 mins before the second hearing. At no point in time was there a particular effort to pursue my case at a higher level, even going so far as to refusing to pursue my own plan for defense. I regret taking Mr. Stewart as an attorney and hope this review dissuades others from making the same mistake I did at the cost of thousands of dollars. I ma so furious with this individual. He has not been involved since the trial - perhaps all the better.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • George Washington University Law School
  • 2010 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Dennis Stewart & Krischer PLLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Solo Practicioner
  • Law Office of Andrew M. Stewart
  • 2007 - 2009


  • George Washington University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Willamette University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v Ortiz
  • Nolle Prosequi (dismissal)
  • Comonwealth v. Tompkins
  • Not Guilty


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Arlington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish


  • Sup
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1993
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  • James Publishing publication
  • Federal Criminal Practice
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (10)
Endorse Andrew
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Andrew for a very long time. I refer clients with Virginia criminal cases to him and every client I have sent to him has been very satisfied with his work and appreciative of how much he cares about their cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is a knowledgeable attorney who provides his clients with wise, thoughtful advise, and works hard to get the best possible result."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"If I were ever in trouble and needed someone to defend me, I'd call Andrew. You should, too."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andrew is an excellent attorney. I recommend Andrew for his preparation, advocacy and legal knowledge."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I refer criminal matters to Andrew Stewart because he is a skilled and well regarded attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andrew is a great criminal defense attorney and our firm has successfully partnered with him on several cases. He is able to cut through the red tape and get fast results for the client. Every client I have referred to him has been happy with the outcome."
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