I have devoted my career to the practice of criminal law. From my early days in law school, when I clerked at one of the most prestigious criminal defense law firms in Richmond, to the present day. When I graduated law school I accepted a position with that same firm — the first offer extended to a law clerk in over fourteen years. I learned a great deal from those lawyers and enjoyed success in matters ranging from traffic infractions to serious felonies such as aggravated malicious wounding and attempted murder. I got around, too, representing clients in the courts of over thirty Virginia jurisdictions, as well as in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Feeling the call to public service, I took a job as prosecutor for the City of Fredericksburg in 2006. During my time with the City I prosecuted nearly every imaginable type of case and I routinely advised and trained the police officers with whom I worked. I also served as a special prosecutor in Hanover, Spotsylvania, and Stafford Counties in certain matters. In February 2009, I completed a course of in-depth training in the prosecution of online crimes against children. I was only one of eighty or so prosecutors selected nationwide for that course of study.
I am admitted to practice in the state courts of Virginia and in the United States District Courts of the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, as well as the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. I am a member of the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association, and serve on the Judicial Selection Committee and the By-Laws Committee. I also serve as Chair of the Sixth District Committee of the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board.
I represent defendants in criminal trials and appeals throughout Virginia.
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Andy is a noteworthy criminal defense attorney. He is truly an outstanding advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I have witnessed Andy obtain amazing results for his clients in the midst of what seemed like impossible circumstances. I enthusiastically refer family, friends, and anyone in need of assistance with a criminal matter, to him without hesitation because I know they are in great hands. If you want a criminal defense attorney who truly has your back, the experience, the knowledge, the skill, and will fight for the best possible outcome for you, then Andy is it.
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|VA||Authorized to practice law||2004||03/31/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Certificate of Training - Trial Advocacy||Commonwealth's Attorneys' Services Council||2009|
|Certificate of Completion - Unsafe Havens I||National District Attorneys Association||2009|
|Admitted||U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia||2005|
|Admitted||U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia||2005|
|Admitted||U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit||2005|
|Managing Partner||Spencer, Meyer, Koch & Cornick, PLC||2016 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Spencer, Mayoras, Koch, Cornick & Meyer, PLC||2013 - 2016|
|Managing Partner||Spencer, Mayoras, Koch & Cornick, PLC||2011 - 2013|
|Partner||Spencer, Mayoras, Henderson & Koch, PLC||2009 - 2011|
|Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney||City of Fredericksburg, Virginia||2006 - 2009|
|Associate||Boone, Beale, Cosby & Long||2004 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Treasurer||2015 - Present|
|University of Mary Washington Pre-Law/Mock Trial Advisory Board||Board Member||2013 - Present|
|Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board of Directors||2012 - Present|
|Rappahannock Area ASAP Policy Board||Board of Directors||2012 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar, Sixth District Disciplinary Committee||Chair||2012 - Present|
|City of Fredericksburg Electoral Board||Officer of Elections||2012 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2009 - Present|
|Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2009 - Present|
|Fredericksburg Area Bar Association, Bylaws Committee||Member||2007 - Present|
|Fredericksburg Area Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||Member||2004 - Present|
|National College for DUI Defense||Member||2014 - 2015|
|Virginia State Bar, Sixth District Disciplinary Committee||Secretary||2011 - 2012|
|University of Richmond School of Law Young Graduates Association||Board of Directors||2008 - 2011|
|CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE AND DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN YOUR CASE.||The jury returned a verdict of not guilty as to all charges.|
|CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE AND DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN YOUR CASE.||The Court dismissed the larceny charges on my motion. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty as to the concealed weapon charge.|
|CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE AND DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN YOUR CASE.||The Court dismissed the DUI case on my motion, for lack of probable cause to arrest. The prosecutor then dropped the refusal charge.|
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|University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|Thirty-Fifth Annual Disciplinary Conference||Analyzing a Disciplinary Case:The Adjudicator's Perspective||2015|
|VACDL Mentor Program||Criminal Defense Mentor||2013|
|Roll Call Training||Recent Developments in Criminal Law||2009|