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Mark Allen Andrews

DUI and DWI Attorney at Chesapeake, VA

4.9   209 reviews

also known as Mark A. Andrews, Mark Andrews


Licensed for 19 years

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Mark comes to WRG with over 18 years of experience and will assist the firms efforts by expanding our presence in the city of Chesapeake. Mr. Andrews gained valuable litigation experience as a Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, and as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Newport News. Mark Andrews is routinely recognized as one of the top DWI/DUI and Criminal Defense attorneys in the Hampton Roads area and regularly receives client referrals from law firms and attorneys whose clients have been charged with a criminal and/or traffic offense.
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Licensed for 19 years
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2003
Updated 10/01/2022

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

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Wolcott Rivers Gates - Mark Andrews
Wolcott Rivers Gates -
200 Bendix Road
Suite 300
Virginia Beach, VA, 23452
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4.9 / 5.0
  209 customer reviews
Posted by Daniela | January 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What an amazing Attorney ❤️
Mr. Mark Andrews was my sons Defense Attorney in a Criminal DUI case. We live in Texas and my son was stationed in Virginia. He had defended my son previously in a Reckless Driving Ticket and I contacted him immediately when I found about my sons accident. Mr. Andrews took the time to talk to me about scenarios, what to expect and kept me somewhat calm 1,400 miles away. He always had time to talk to me, no matter when. Once my son was charged, he was incarcerated for 8 months before his hearing. Again, during that time Mr. Andrews went above and beyond to be there for me, my family and my son. My son was facing additional time but at the time of the sentencing hearing, Mr. Andrews did an amazing job representing my son. His knowledge of the law, skill and compassion was felt by everyone there in that court room. We were all in awe when the judge ruled “time served”, which was under the guidelines set by the courts. We were all praying and hoping for anything under 3 years. He made it possible for my son to move forward with his young life. Words can not express how grateful I am for this man, who was more than just an Attorney! He treated my son and this family with great concern and we never felt as if my son was just a paycheck. His office Assistant is just as compassionate about the service they provide. Overall, he is definitely the “go-to” Attorney for DUI cases. He definitely sets the bar high for quality representation! I am a forever thankful mother who is now able to hug her son again because of Mr. Andrews!
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Response from Mark Andrews March 30, 2021
Thank you again for your review. I hope you are doing well in Texas!
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible Legal Service
I was facing charges of a DUI and Hit and Run. This was the first time I had ever been arrested so it was hard to figure out what lawyer to choose. After reading prior reviews of Mark Andrews I knew he was the lawyer I wanted to hire. After all case evidence was in I met with Mark and he explained everything in great detail. The amount of time he put reviewing the evidence was impressive and left me feeling confident. After all his effort Mark was able to find a reason to motion for probable cause on my arrest and both charges were dropped. Mark Andrews was the right choice and I would recommend his service to anyone in need.
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Response from Mark Andrews January 26, 2019
Thank you. It was a pleasure to represent you.
Posted by Michael | May 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Andrews is the answer..
I hired Mr. Andrews who came highly recommend to me.. I've been in the court system many times, dealt w many lawyers. But none like Mr. Andrews. He isn't afraid of the prosecutors.. He is the big dog w the big bite. Innocent or not, he proved that the evidence brought forth wasn't enough to convict me of my charge (dui) and it was dismissed. Mr. Andrews gave me a second chance par say. I highly highly recommend him for all your legal needs.. he will go above and beyond.. thank you Mr. Andrews
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Response from Mark Andrews May 5, 2021
Thank you! It was a pleasure to help you!
Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Traffic Attorney
Mark and his whole team were incredibly professional and prompt. After I completed the online contact form, Mark personally called me over the holiday weekend to ensure that he would be able to represent me. Coming from out of state, I was nervous about coordinating a court appearance. Mark assured me that he would be able to handle everything without my presence. I highly recommend attorney Mark Andrews, 5 stars!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2022
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Criminal defense
The best lawyer ever would recommend highly he’s very direct upfront and direct also helpful would definitely consider his services again
Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney Mark Andrews
I consulted with Attorney Mark Andrews in May 2022. He and his legal assistant Jessica Chiara were both extremely professional, knowledgeable and helpful to me. I am so grateful for his representation and highly recommend him to others. My case was resolved this week to my 100% satisfaction.
Posted by Mike | August 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience
Mr. Andrews was very quick with getting back to me on my initial request for information about my case. He contacted me on a weekend and provided a concise breakdown of his fees and services and was very sympathetic to my situation. Mr. Andrews provided prompt responses to all of my concerns and questions, I felt as if I had hired a friend to represent me. Mr. Andrews' legal assistant, Ms. Chiari was also uber-professional, kind, and very knowledgeable when handling all of my concerns. I knew I was in good hands the entire time, and my stress levels were greatly reduced with this team's expertise.
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Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2022
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ASAP VIOLATION
ASAP TRIED TO VIOLATE WHILE I WAS ON THE BREATHALYZER AND MR ANDREWS REPRESENTED ME AND HANDLED MY CASE VERY WELL ALL IN ALL WE WON HIM AND MR PFEIFFER IS AMAZING I HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Posted by Garland | May 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY Recommend Mr. Andrews!!
Mr. Andrews is an outstanding lawyer who cares about his clients. My wife and I are grateful for all he did to achieve the best outcome for my case. He handled my court case from start to finish with excellence. He made me feel very comfortable when I spoke to him for our initial call concerning my case. Mr. Andrews’ professionalism is top notch and he always answers his texts and calls promptly. His legal assistant, Jessica, is amazing as well and helped tremendously with documentation and any questions I had. Mr. Andrews and Jessica absolutely went above and beyond to help me and exceeded my expectations. If you ever need legal representation, I HIGHLY recommend Mr. Andrews and his legal services 100 percent!
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Response from Mark Andrews May 13, 2022
Thank you, sir! It was our pleasure to help you!
Posted by William | May 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great work!
Mr. Adrews and his assistant Jessica did an outstanding job. They kept me informed and were on point to awnser any question that I had. Mr. Andrews was definitely prepared for my case and it was dismissed. Thank Mr Andrews and Jessica for your hard work.
Response from Mark Andrews May 13, 2022
Thank you for your review! You’re welcome!
Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Hire mark
Lawyer was very knowledgeable and dependable during my case and was able to reduce charges
Posted by Terry | April 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!
I am extremely thankful for Mr. Andrews. Professionalism all the way thru. He got my case dismissed!
Posted by Mary | March 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied client
Mr Andrews was very professional, prompt, clear, personal and caring. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who needs his services.
Posted by Julie | March 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Greta Job reducing ticket charges.
I used Mr. Andrews at the recommendation of a friend. It turned out to be a great decision. My son had a reckless driving ticket that should never have been reckless driving. He had an accident and the only person involved was himself. He overturned on the highway. The 1st judge kept the reckless in place and we chose Mr. Andrews for the appeal. he did a fantastic job at pleading my sons case and the charges were reduced. I highly recommend him. The staff at the law firm is also helpful and very professional.
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Response from Mark Andrews March 11, 2022
Thank you for your review!
Posted by Chuma | February 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI
Highly recommend for any DUI case! Mr. Andrews was great with keeping me informed with everything regarding my case and making sure I get the best possible outcome.
Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Reckless driving charge
We hired him to fight a reckless driving charge from a fender bender. He was confident he could get charges dismissed. Ended up officer never showed up so we got lucky. Glad we hired him cause it made us feel at ease.
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2022
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Legal services
Mark Andrews is an outstanding lawyer and I would recommend him to anyone who needs legal representation. He fought tooth and nail in the court room for my case. He is extremely professional and he knows how to deal with the prosecution. I give him a 10/10. Outstanding job, Mark!!
Response from Mark Andrews January 21, 2022
Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer, don't pass up
Clear communication and prompt responses. Overall, exceeded my expectations as an excellent lawyer
Response from Mark Andrews December 15, 2021
Thank you!
Posted by Michelle | October 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mature and Experienced Attorney
Mark Andrews and his staff responded promptly to calls and emails and were very professional. Mr. Andrews was not especially verbose, but he communicated efficiently, was very experienced and technically competent, and my case was ultimately dismissed under his counsel.
Response from Mark Andrews November 9, 2021
Thank you for your review!
Posted by Amy | October 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in the Area!
I found Mark Andrews while tearfully fumbling around online in the wee hours of the morning after my son’s DUI. We had never experienced any trouble in our family and I was at a loss as to what to do. When the webpage and all reviews said Mark is the best DUI attorney in the area, I reached out and was contacted the next day. Mark proved to be all I was led to believe. He was calm (when I wasn’t), patient and so knowledeable. He is very well-known in the community and immediately put me in touch with people I needed to be in touch with, who were also awesome! Even with a heavy caseload he always answered our many calls, texts and questions quickly and never made us feel like a bother. He made our son feel comfortable and helped put his mind at ease, but also this mom’s stressed heart. We honestly could not have had the outcome we did without Mark’s assistance and we are so thankful to have found him! Thank you Mark, so much!
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Response from Mark Andrews November 9, 2021
Thank you!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Wolcott, Rivers, and Gates, Attorneys at Law
  • 2021 - Present
  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Mark A. Andrews, PLC
  • 2014 - 2021
  • Partner
  • The Jones Firm, PLC (formerly Jones, Jones, & Dunn, PLC, formerly Ryan Jones & Assoc.)
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Brydges, Geroe, Rosenblatt, & O'Brien, PLLC
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • John D. Hooker, Jr. & Associates, PC
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Senior Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
  • Office Of The Commonwealth's Attorney, City of Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
  • Office Of The Commonwealth's Attorney, City of Newport News, Virginia
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Institute DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2014 - Present
  • The National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2013 - Present
  • Chesapeake Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012 - Present
  • Chesapeake Sports Club
  • 2012 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Lawyer of Coastal Virginia
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2022
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2021
  • 10 Best Attorneys-Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Top Lawyer of Coastal Virginia
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • 10 Best Attorneys-Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top Lawyer of Coastal Virginia
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Attorneys-Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyer of Coastal Virginia
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Attorneys in Virginia
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo.com
  • 2018
  • 10 Best in Virginia - Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Lawyers DUI Attorneys in VA
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Lawyers DUI Attorneys in VA
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Attorneys in Virginia
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 Best In Virginia-Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO.com
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Attorneys in Virginia
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers DUI Attorneys in VA
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO.com
  • 2016
  • 10 Best in Virginia - Client Satisfactio
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Attorneys in Virginia
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Criminal Law firm in Chesapeake
  • Best Businesses
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers DUI Attorneys in VA
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers List Coastal Virginia
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO.com
  • 2015
  • 10 Best in Virginia - Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Attorneys in Virginia
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 DUI Attorneys in VA
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • 10 Best in Virginia - Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO.Com
  • 2014
  • Top 100 DUI Attorneys in VA
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Attorney in Hampton Roads: Rising Star, DUI/DWI
  • Hampton Roads Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star, DUI/DWI Defense
  • Super Lawyers, Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO.com
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Virginia
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Attorney in Hampton Roads: Rising Star, DUI/DWI
  • Hampton Roads Magazine
  • 2012
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO.com
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Virginia
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star: DUI/DWI Defense
  • Super Lawyers, Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top Attorney in Hampton Roads: Rising Star, DUI/DWI
  • Hampton Roads Magazine
  • 2011
  • Rising Star, DUI/DWI
  • Super Lawyers, Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Rising Star, DUI/DWI
  • Super Lawyers, Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top Attorney in Hampton Roads: Rising Star, DUI/DWI
  • Hampton Roads Magazine
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (31)
Given (26)
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"An excellent attorney well versed in DUI/DWI and criminal defense and a helpful colleague. If I were ever in trouble, I would call on Mark for assistance."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is very knowledgeable in DUI law. Many times he and I have collaborated on unique issues that end up getting results for clients. He is tenacious in court and always willing to make the arguments needed to secure the best results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mark Andrews since law school when we would team together in Mock Court Competitions. Even though I do not practice in Virginia anymore, we do practice in the same area of law And I have had the ability to watch him use the same zealous drive and courtroom skills built over the last ten years, making him one of the prominent attorney's in his area. Mark is a terrific litigator and advocate for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for always putting the clients needs first."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Other
"Highly respected and overall a great attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is an excellent DUI attorney and a zealous advocate for his clients. I recommend him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you find yourself facing criminal charges, make the call to Mark. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this individual as a highly respected and knowledgable lawyer in their practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is an excellent advocate for his clients. I give him my highest endorsement him in the field of DUI and criminal defense."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Andrews is a skilled and respected member of the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Mark is very knowledgeable in his chosen field of practice. I refer these types of matters to him as it is outside of my area of practice and all clients are always satisfied. He is very professional and pleasant work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mark. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mark Andrews is an outstanding traffic and criminal defense attorney. He brings great experience to the table for his clients, and his attention to detail is second to none."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"If I or any of my family members or friends were to ever be charged with DUI/DWI, Mark is the FIRST person I would call."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark's dedication to artful advocacy is first-rate."
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Chesapeake DUI and DWI Lawyer Mark Allen Andrews
Mark Allen Andrews
DUI and DWI Attorney
Chesapeake, VA
Licensed for 19 years
Free Consultation