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Douglas G. Andrews

DUI and DWI Attorney at Savannah, GA

4.9   66 reviews

Licensed for 46 years

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About Douglas

Learn Douglas’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    70%
    DUI is as serious as a heart attack. Whether the primary concern is loss of JOB, loss of LICENSE, or loss of LIBERTY with jail, my mission is to help you through it with the least pain possible. Teaching cops, lawyers and judges in the classroom, and prosecutors in the Courtroom, gives me insight to each party's role to help the client get all the justice they need. My clients are not guilty unless a Judge or Jury says they are. An arrest is not a conviction.

    35 years, 1,954 cases

  2. Car accident
    5%

  3. Criminal defense
    5%
    As a full time trial judge for 7 years, and a Municipal Judge Pro-Tem for the last 8 years, I know how the criminal justice system works and how it might be made to work for a client.

    37 years, 1,265 cases

  4. Medical malpractice
    5%

  5. Military law
    5%
    Military Law is a broad topic, ranging from family's suffering the stress of deployments and divorce to UCMJ and Chapter actions. 22 Years in the Army, with service as an SJA and Military Judge has prepared me to help when help is most needed.

    47 years, 1,265 cases

  6. Motorcycle accident
    5%

  7. Slip and fall accident
    5%

WHEN LIFE AS YOU KNOW IT HINGES ON THE OUTCOME OF YOUR DUI CASE, VICTORY IS THE MISSION.

Honored to be named Veteran of the Year 2009 by the Veterans Council of Chatham County for work with veterans organizations, including the Savannah WWII Memorial Committee, providing legal counsel and coordination with bureaucrats, committees, commissions and politicians to honor the Greatest Generation with a fitting tribute on River Street.  

 

Now serving as Commander of George K. Gannam Post 184 of American Legion (Thunderbolt, GA), and 2009 Commander of Tybee Light Sail & Power Squadron, as well as President of Savannah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

 

 

 

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Licensed for 46 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1976
Updated 11/03/2022
State NC
Status Inactive
Acquired 1976
Updated 12/27/2022

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

Contact Douglas

Douglas G. Andrews
327 West York Street
Po Box 30177
Savannah, GA, 31410-0177

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  66 customer reviews
Posted by tyrone | May 19, 2022
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tyrone
mr. andrews an his staff was very professional.an i would recommend him very highly as a lawyer to represent you in your legal fight. thank you for all your help.
Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2022
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Doug Andrews Delivers - Professional & Caring
Couldn’t be happier with the service and results Mr. Andrews provided during my case! He and his team made me feel cared for through the whole process by promptly returning my calls and emails and providing me explicit step-by-step instructions on how to get ahead on the probation orders before the Recorders Court date occurred. On the day of the hearing, I noticed I was the only person being charged that received a plea bargain instead of pleading guilty. I had been charged with a DUI Less Safe and Mr. Andrews got it reduced to Reckless Driving. This allowed me to keep my license and, since I had already completed all the court ordered tasks ahead of time, I was put on probation for one month instead of an entire year! After the sentencing, Mr. Andrews sat with me in the probation office and helped me make sure all the paperwork was filed correctly. I felt like he was with me every step of the way and I felt like he cared about me. His client service and interpersonal skills were top-notch throughout the entire process! When you find yourself in a serious legal bind, there’s a lot of choices for representation out there. You want someone who’s decisions and opinions you trust 100% without hesitation when it comes down to taking a plea or taking the case to a jury. That’s what you get when you hire Mr. Andrews. Knowing that my case was in good hands gave me peace-of-mind throughout the months the legal processes took, which is priceless. I’m not a rich man, but his services was worth every penny spent.
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Posted by Timothy | December 29, 2021
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Outstanding Attorney and even better person!
If I had to summarize an attorney who had professionalism and fortitude, skill and a forthright (confident) demeaner, the first person that would come to mind is Doug Andrews. If you seek someone who knows the law and has dedicated his professional life to, not practice, but pursues excellence, Esquire Andrews is your man. Outside of his practice, he is one of the most patriotic and generous individuals with his time and resources, to promote and enhance the dedicated veterans of these United States, as he too is one of those individuals. It's a privilege to have him on my team! Thank you Doug!
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Posted by Brooke | September 30, 2021
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There no better attorney than Doug Andrews
I have worked with Mr. Andrews and his staff for almost 3 years. I went through a nasty divorce and obtained more than a few charges - multiple DUI's and more. I was a complete disaster! I had 13 charges total. Part of them were on the county level and the other part were at the state level. When all was said and done I only took 1 charge out of all of it! Mr. Andrews and his staff walked me through every step of the way. They were amazingly emotionally supportive and by following Mr. Andrews lead I am now free to Live my new life with only a blemish on my permanent record and best of all- MY FREEDOM. These events were life changing and had the outcome been different I would have lost my career and any hopes of a successful future. To say that Doug Andrews saved my life is an understatement! There are not enough words for me to express my gratitude nor explain the magnitude of what Andrews and Sanders Law Firm has done for me. Doug Andrews is the ONLY choice if you want the best representation that exists. Thank you so much Doug, Kathy and Amber; I am forever grateful.
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Response from Douglas Andrews October 4, 2021
Brooke, you helped get the results we achieved. Some clients, who have no experience with the court system or what a lawyer’s job actually requires, expect the lawyer single handedly to just make it all go away. If you watch gangster movies from the 1940’s, you might get that impression because it shows the cop, the prosecutor or even the old judge taking a bribe. Not sure that was ever very common, but it was very Hollywood box office. Thankfully, in today’s world, with cops having car video and body worn cameras and mics, and email exchange, the system is almost corruption free. We will see if the good old boy system was still working to explain the events in SC with the Murdagh’s… expect a mini-series or even a Hollywood feature film to come…and six books once the truth is wrenched from the lips of the accomplices. The practice of law has changed with the times, I handled my first Courtroom cases in 1968 at Hunter Army Airfield, as prosecutor trying Army Special Courts-Martial…5 years before I got into Emory Univ Law School. The client cooperation, participation in preparation, and active/happy compliance with tasks that help the process, whether the outcome is as hoped and fought for - or otherwise- makes the team effort worthwhile. Why? Because the defense must come from behind. The prosecutor always has a headstart by the police securing the evidence that THEY want. Most of the successful defense cases are directly related to the client joining the lawyer team to win as much justice as the evidence will allow and the lawyer’s skill and determination can produce. I am happy to say ALL of my clients are team players, or they don’t get to join our team. Clients must care about the outcome as much as the lawyer. This lawyer cares and does not like any result not planned and fought for. Thank you, Brooke. You deserved all the good results you needed and WE achieved together. Doug Andrews (912) 657-1515 cell
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2021
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Great Lawyer
I have known Mr Andrews for many years so when I needed legal help, he was the only choice. He handled my case professionally & worked out a few difficulties in my favor.
Posted by Evelyn | March 18, 2021
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Thank you!
I contacted Mr. Andrews office and spoke with Ms. Kathy. She was professional ,caring and helpful even though they wasn't able to be a service to me.
Posted by JS | January 27, 2021
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JS
Doug was an excellent choice for my son's defense counsel. He was able to get the more serious charges dropped and the rest reduced. Overall he and his staff were very friendly, informative and efficient. I highly recommend Doug to anyone who has need of a knowledgeable and able defense attorney.
Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2020
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Great Attorney
Mr. Andrews is straight forward and does a very good job he keeps you in the loop lets you know what you need to do all you have to do is listen and follow his advice. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Ryan | September 27, 2020
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Douglas Andrews second to none
Mr. Andrews and his team helped me through one of the darkest times in my life. Had it not been for his expert knowledge of the law and relentless pursuit of justice I would not be the free man I am today. Following a physical altercation with a former roommate and subsequent jailing on two felony assault charges, Mr. Andrews worked late into the night to secure my timely release and tirelessly over the next two years to defend my innocence. His excellent counsel and legal maneuvering is surpassed only by his genuine compassion for his clients. A truly great man and tremendous lawyer.
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Posted by Brooke | July 30, 2020
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HE IS THE LAWYER YOU NEED!!!!
I have never gotten detention before or any sort of trouble, I am 28 years old and was prescribed a new medication. The next day after taking it I ran into a mailbox (which is considered a DUI) so I was referred to Mr. Andrews. When I first called the office I spoke with Megan and Mrs. Kathy, I could already feel like I WAS NOT being judged and they were so helpful. I met with Mr. Andrews the next day and he broke everything down for me that was required before court and what would happen at court. I did receive 3 months of probation rather than 12 months and he got everything else dropped. The probation officer was so shocked I had already finished all of my requirements. If you need a lawyer that is affordable and actually understands how to help, THIS IS YOUR TEAM! -BR
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Posted by Tony | June 18, 2020
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Excellent Service - Mr. Andrews is the BEST!
Hello everyone firstly I would like to say that I unfortunately got into a situation which could have cost me my federal job that I worked so hard to get. It didn't look good for me, I was at a lost and didn't know how I was going to get this situation resolved. Finally I received a recommendation to obtain the services of retired LTCOL Doug Andrews. I read his reviews and not one was negative, and also his background sold me because he has experience in dealing with Gov't issues work with JAG (Judge Advocate General) while serving in the military. Me being a military man myself, I was all in. To make a long story short my situation drastically changed when Mr. Andrews took my case, the main charge I was facing was reduced and all other charges were dropped. I couldn't ask for a better outcome. I highly recommend Mr. Doug Andrew's he treats you with dignity and respect and his staff (Ms. Kathy) is a professional sweetheart with great customer service. My wife and I will never forget them and will always see them as family. We love y'all and pray nothing but the best for you. Thank you Mr. Andrew's and Ms.. Kathy, I'll sing your names from the mountain tops. God Bless!!!
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Posted by Charles | May 9, 2020
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I researched Mr Andrews. I was still worried no one could help me.
This was the first time ever dealing with the law. His paralegal team and Mr. Andrews were excellent. They kept me informed, answered my questions, and made me feel safe over a two year period (how long it took for jury trial). On the day of the trail, As soon as we entered the building...I realized Mr Andrews knows everyone (even the people we were stuck 10min on the elevator with) and Loves his job! While we waited outside the court room for the jury to make there decision....not knowing the verdict....I told Mr. Andrews "Whatever the outcome, I feel I was well represented"...I was found innocent
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Response from Douglas Andrews June 8, 2020
Charles, thank you for your kind words. It is truly a team effort. You provided me the information and the tools needed to do the work. Not every defendant that deserves an aquittal gets an acquittal. That is why I do enough to try to ensure victory...even if a jury is maybe not as fair, impartial and open-minded at the start of the trial as they should be, so long as they will listen long enough to hear both sides. If possible, I was happier than even you.
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Posted by Joseph | February 14, 2020
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Thank You
Kathy and Mr Andrews are the definition of a team. They make a perfect pair. They were both amazing in every aspect and made my first experience hiring a lawyer smooth and easy. Great communication from beginning to end. Very friendly. No surprises. Got my charges dropped. What else could you ask for? Thank you again for all your help and expertise. J.F.
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Posted by Benjamin | February 5, 2020
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Helped when I wasn’t even his client!
Doug caught something with my case that my attorney missed. He jumped in and got the judge to fix a discrepancy that allowed me to get a work permit. Thank you so much Doug!
Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2020
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DUI
My daughter received a DUI and she needed a lawyer and Mr. Andrews was the only reasonable choice with the experience she need to retain. His qualifications and knowledge of how the Georgia State Patrol conduct their DUI investigations since he is part of their training on conducting DUI. Mr. Andrews was able to get the charges dropped and not have this matter on my daughters driving record, she felt at ease after talking to Mr. Andrews and his very helpful staff, office manager Kathy Dutson. Thank you Mr. Andrews and Kathy.
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2020
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Traffic Citation
Mr. Andrews was successful in getting my citation dismissed. Very pleased with his personal attention to every detail. Will recommend his firm to anyone in need of an honest lawyer. Sam in Savannah
Posted by Jess D | January 17, 2020
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Exceptional service and kind, genuine staff
Previous to meeting Mr. Andrews, I had hired a Lawyer that became very disorganized and seemed to try to take advantage of me in fees when I had hired them to regain my driver license. Once I hired Mr. Andrews, not only were they able to help me resolve where the other legal team went wrong but also quickly helped dismissed tickets I received in error because of the previous teams mistakes. He and his whole legal team care about fair legal practice and treating people with kindness and consideration. His assistant Kathy was exceptional at helping me through my case and informing me of the rights I had and where the other legal team had guided me improperly. I was a pleasure to work with such a caring and intelligent team. I plan to use them for any legal needs I have moving forward and would strongly recommend them to anyone seeking counsel they can trust in.
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2019
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A bright light in a dark time
Earlier this year I lost what seemed like EVERYTHING because of my arrest. I was ready to just quit and accept the charge but my family fought for me to not give up and a friend sent us Judge Andrews. I thought he would say anything to make me feel better and get my money. However, Judge Andrews was very honest and upfront with my situation and the best outcome given his skill and expertise. At my hearing I was expecting some sort of plea deal from the D.A....Mr. Andrews however had my case dismissed and I couldn't believe it. He is a great lawyer and an all around great guy. I would also like to say the great service from Judge Andrews's firm didn't start with meeting my lawyer, it started with my first phone call to the firm and speaking with Mrs. Kathy. When we spoke I felt genuine compassion from her and the tenderness in her voice was very reassuring letting me know I had come to the right place. Mrs. Kathy was always there for me and Judge Andrews was constantly fighting for. I will never forget what they have done for me, my family, and my career, and l am forever grateful. P.S. I know lawyers are expensive but he is worth every penny and then some. Whatever case your facing will affect your future. If your going to pay pay for the best. Judge Andrews truly is the best -Tj
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Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2019
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Highly Recommend
I hired Mr. Andrews to represent me in a criminal traffic case, involving an accident with two semi tractors. Mr. Andrews was able to reduce the charge and lowered the ticket fee. I highly recommend all truck drivers to trust in him for great results.
Posted by James | August 14, 2019
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Highly recommended
I hired Mr. Andrews to help my son, and he did everything he said he would do and more. He is very professional and I would highly recommend him.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney & Counselor at Law
  • Doug Andrews Law Offices
  • 1991 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • 82nd Airborne Division JAG
  • 1976 - Present
  • Chief Asst DA for State Ct
  • District Attorney, Chatham Co., GA
  • 1988 - 1991
  • Judge, Gen Ct Martial, HAAF/FSGA
  • 1st Jud Circuit, Army Legal Svcs
  • 1984 - 1988
  • SJA/Chief Legal Counsel for CG
  • Army CID Command, Wash DC
  • 1982 - 1984
  • Fed. Litigation Atty, Personnel Branch
  • OTJAG, Pentagon, Wash DC
  • 1981 - 1982
  • Judge, Military Courts-Martial
  • 2nd Judicial District, US Army Legal Svcs
  • 1978 - 1981
  • Senior Defense Counsel
  • 82nd Airborne Division JAG
  • 1977 - 1978
  • Btry Cdr, 2/40th FA Bn
  • 199th Lt Inf Bde, RVN
  • 1969 - 1970
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Education

  • Emory University
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma
  • BS - Bachelor of Science MCL
  • 1973

Legal Cases

  • Dobson v. State of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals affirmed, and GA Supreme Court denied Certiorari.
  • Hyatt v. Cook
  • After appellate litigation, case was resolved to client's satisfaction by cash settlement for 5 figures.
  • Bowers v. Pearson
  • HELD: Trial Judge reversed. Court of Appeals reversed the trial judge, and Client was then eligible to be awarded full custody.
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • General Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • GA Assoc of Crim Defense Lawyers
  • Life Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Savannah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President
  • N/A

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2009
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Publications

  • The Army Lawyer
  • Trial of Child Molestation Cases
  • 1987

Speaking Engagements

  • Instructor/Lecturer for Georgia Institute for Continuing Legal Education and GACDL to State Bar, Law Enforcement, and others:
  • Various
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (28)
Given (5)
Endorse Douglas
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Andrews is an excellent attorney and mentor. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is renowned for his work in DUI cases"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The most entertaining DUI lawyer you can hire, Doug will not only vigorously represent you for a DUI charge, he will have fun doing it."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The Dean of the criminal defense bar. Doug is an intelligent attorney and tenacious litigator. Excellent choice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Douglas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug was one of the first attorneys I met upon moving to Savannah. Not coincidentally, I met him at the courthouse where he was representing a DUI client, which he does all day every day throughout Southeast Georgia. He has an understanding of criminal defense and the inner workings of proper, effective DUI defense specifically that many taut themselves as having, but few actually do. When it's time for the judge to take the bench, you want this guy at the table with you."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Mr. Andrews over and over and over again. He has been my mentor and taught me more about being a lawyer then I ever could have hoped for. He has a wealth of knowledge and his command of DUI law is unbelievable."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Andrews is a great attorney. He is smart, aggressive, and determined. It's my pleasure to endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. Mr. Andrews is a leader in the Savannah criminal defense bar and has a well-earned reputation as a strong advocate for his clients. Anyone represented by Mr. Andrews is in good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a selfless and hardworking attorney with many years of experience. Whether it is a DUI case, criminal defense work, or Military Law, you can rely on this attorney to deliver."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug is an excellent attorney whom I am referred clients for years. All referred have been completely satisfied with Doug's work. If you are charged with DUI or any criminal offense, you are in great hands with Doug Andrews on your side. He has my highest recommendation and admiration."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug cares about his clients. An experienced judge, teacher, and lawyer, he retains a strong background of criminal defense knowledge that citizens can rely on. His sense of civic duty is unparalleled when he served his country honorably as the Judge Advocate General of the Army civil litigation attorney in Washington, D.C. I am proud to be a member of the Savannah Bar Association with him. I lend him my personal endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been fortunate over the years to know may excellent attorneys and there is none better than Doug. He is one of the most honest, intelligent and knowledgeable attorneys I have ever had the opportunity to know. He will always get the best possible outcome for his clients and knows how to think outside of the box!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. The day I was sworn into practice, Doug told me he'd be there if I needed anything. He's a man of his word. Dealing with DUI cases, I have called him up more times than I can count. He takes my calls. He returns my calls before the sun goes down. He gives good advice. He's one of my favorite local DUI lawyers. I learned with Doug at the DUI Breath Alcohol Testing Seminar in Atlanta in February, and then again at the Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI cases in New Orleans in April. You can rely on this man."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug and I have been friends for a decade and a half. I have gotten to know his work ethic. I have seen him in attendance at some of the most difficult and demanding seminars in America. In that 15 year period, I have invited him to be a speaker at statewide DUI seminars, including the GACDL DUI Bootcamp for public defenders. Doug has also assisted me any time I have had cases for clients in Chatham County or the surrounding counties. We have both referred each other cases, and consulted with each other on cases that we were handling that had odd quirks or unusual fact patterns. Doug's years in the military and as a judge have prepared him to defend citizens as if they were his own family members. I strongly endorse Doug's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Doug is a tough, hard-working and talented lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug Andrews is a great lawyer. He has the experience, intelligence and personality to fight for his clients. As he is a former Judge Advocate General, I always consult with Doug whenever I have a client who is in the military. In fact, if they are anywhere near Doug's part of the state, I tell them to hire him. He always does a good job for them. I highly endorse this lawyer."
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