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Mark Allen Andrews

DUI and DWI Attorney at Chesapeake, VA

4.9   226 reviews

also known as Mark A. Andrews, Mark Andrews

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  • Licensed for 20 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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RECOGNIZED "10 BEST DUI/DWI ATTORNEY FOR CLIENT SATISFACTION" IN VIRGINIA. CALL (757) 243-1366

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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Awards

Platinum Client Champion
Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 9 ...

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Location

Wolcott Rivers Gates - Mark Andrews
1403 Greenbrier Parkway
Suite 150
Chesapeake, VA, 23320
Wolcott Rivers Gates -
200 Bendix Road
Suite 300
Virginia Beach, VA, 23452
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  226 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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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 | May 8, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I’ve been hiring Mr. Andrews since 2013 to handle my traffic violations. I have two adult children who have hired him and have always felt comfortable and confident with him as their lawyer. I always recommend him to a friend or family member. If you’re looking for a lawyer with good experience and professional work, he’s a great lawyer to help you with your legal problems. Thank You!
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Posted by Syed | February 20, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Mr. Andrews was tremendously helpful in my interlock violation case, he assured I got no additional penalties and worked with me and answered any and all of my questions. He is knowledgeable with ASAP and the technicalities.
Response from Mark Andrews March 19, 2024
Thank you for your review!
Posted by T. R | December 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worked Beyond expectations
My husband had a very complicated case. DUI in Chesapeake that had been null processed and the city decided to bring back to court after 2 years without notifying him. So when he got pulled over in Va beach we found he had a warrant for his arrest in Chesapeake. His case was complicated and recommendations was for him to sit which i wasnt keen on but trusted the process. 5 months later our DUI 3 in ten years was knocked down to misdemeanor . It was previously a felony and he took the deal for a lesser charge and time served. I knew we fighting a hard case but i honestly and i mean total honestly this is the best scenario possible. With that being said i appreciate Mark for all his hard work with this case. I highly and i say again highly recommend Mr. Mark.
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Response from Mark Andrews January 17, 2024
Thank you! I love exceeding expectations!
Posted by Eileen | December 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
Hired Mark for my daughter’s case. His assistant to trial he it was an excellent experience. He knows traffic court and is very sharp and will fight for you. Highly recommend.
Response from Mark Andrews January 17, 2024
Thank you for your review!
Posted by Briana | August 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best traffic attorney in Chesapeake!
Mark Andrews was completely professional and extremely kind and understanding. He worked extremely hard on my case getting a lot of charges tossed out and a very minimal jail sentence as opposed to was I was potentially facing prior to trial. He even went above and beyond to contact records and correct their mistake with paperwork. I appreciate his help so much and I would recommend him to anyone that asks for my opinion!
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Response from Mark Andrews August 8, 2023
Thank you!
Posted by Tim | August 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client of Mr Andrews
I was from another State and got pulled over in VA and charged with a DUI. Mr Andrews did an OUTSTANDING Job of reviewing and going over my case with me. Mr. Andrews really looks out for his clients. My charged got reduced. I couldnt be happier
Response from Mark Andrews August 1, 2023
Thank you!
Posted by Paula | July 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reckless Driving Ticket
I was referred to Mr. Andrews when I received a Reckless Driving Ticket in VA Beach. We consulted and instructed me on the things I needed to complete prior to Court. We spoke a week before Court and also called the day prior. The Court reduced the Reckless Driving by speed charge to Speeding 9 mph over. He is great!
Response from Mark Andrews August 1, 2023
Thank you!
Posted by Peter | July 1, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fast response, extremely helpful.
Mark returned my phone call extremely quickly. Very knowledgeable about my situation. Was able to assist me through a consult to avoid both court and other costs. Very thankful for your help.
Response from Mark Andrews August 1, 2023
Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The absolute best option for a lawyer!
Mr. Andrews is an incredible lawyer who is highly professional, very knowledgeable and is all for the best results of the client. I retained Mr. Andrews with the concerns of 3 charges one being a DUI, he communicated very well the possibility’s and kept me informed throughout the whole process. He was able to negotiate a better plea deal for me, and i was able to walk out with one minor charge leading to no damage on my military record.
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Response from Mark Andrews June 1, 2023
Thank you!
Posted by Judy | May 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Accident Ticket
I live out of town. Mark appeared for me in court. Excellent job, case dismissed, no court costs and no points on my license.
Response from Mark Andrews May 10, 2023
Thank you! I love a dismissal!
Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Go to lawyer
Mark was very blunt and to the point about everything. he mad this process as smooth as it could possibly be.
Response from Mark Andrews April 19, 2023
Thanks for your review!
Posted by Quan | March 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI case
Mr. Andrews was thorough, meticulous, and well rounded. He examined every piece of evidence thoroughly and defend my case. I was charged with DUI (1st offense) and Mr. Andrews was able to get the case dismissed! Phenomenal lawyer, thorough and direct. Definitely a lawyer you would want to have on your side!
Response from Mark Andrews March 25, 2023
Thank you!
Posted by Zach | March 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
MARK ANDREWS IS LEGIT
I was involved a serious driving violation and didn’t know what to do; this incident could have ruined my life/career. I decided to hire a lawyer and spent three days calling and meeting with six different firms and/or lawyers. Most had the same theme - “I’m the best of the best,” but they failed to tell me how they were going to help me resolve my issue! All they wanted was money, money, money! Finally, I visited Mark, who came recommended by another attorney in my area. He was focused on me and my pending issue . What was awesome is that he made me feel confident and he got me the best result I could have ever hoped for! If you need an attorney who will go the extra mile for his client, without all the fanfare and self-gratitude, then Mark is your guy!
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Response from Mark Andrews March 12, 2023
Thank you! I appreciate you trusting me with your case and I appreciate your review!
Posted by Chaundra | February 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer for your case
Mr. Andrews provided top notch assistance with my case. He is committed to helping you receive the best outcome and results.
Response from Mark Andrews February 11, 2023
Thank you, Chaundra!
Posted by Darren Wood | January 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!!
Mark came highly recommended from a friend. Gave him a call and he was very caring, professional, prompt, and did an overall excellent job in court. I would highly recommend you give Mark a call for DUI, traffic, criminal or injury needs!
Response from Mark Andrews February 11, 2023
Thank you, Darren!
Posted by A. William | December 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reckless Driving Reduced to Misdemeanor Speeding
Mr. Andrews directed me to take action before my hearing date to demonstrate my commitment to driving safely and to volunteering in my community. After I completed a safe driving course and volunteered 20 hours at a local charity, Mr. Andrews was able to successfully reduce my charge and my fine. It was the result that I was hoping for.
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Response from Mark Andrews February 11, 2023
Thank you for your review.
Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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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Response from Mark Andrews February 11, 2023
Thank you for trusting me with your case.
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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

Honors and 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)
Endorse Mark
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 20 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available