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Andrew Joseph Willey

Tax Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Drew Willey

  • Licensed for 9 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Andrew

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Hard-working, caring, smart, and a man of his word. After working through school alongside the owners of a handful of small businesses, Drew started a professional tax career doing provision and compliance tax accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers for a large and complex foreign real estate investment structure from oil and gas proceeds. After receiving a master’s in tax accounting at the #1 program in the country (University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business), he excelled in revenue and production analysis as an energy accountant at one of the largest oil and gas companies in Houston. To help clients more, he attended the University of Houston Law Center where his advocacy skills became immediately apparent in moot court competitions and alternative dispute resolution practice.

Immediately after taking the bar exam, he received nationally renowned litigation training from the Gideon’s Promise program. Alongside his practice in tax and civil matters, he quickly became known as one of the best litigators in the Harris County Criminal Courthouse. His dedication to providing passionate, proactive, and client-centered representation to marginalized people in the greater Houston area led him to co-found the non-profit, Restoring Justice, with his wife. Through his vision, leadership, and executive skills, Restoring Justice not only provides high-quality, holistic counsel to those who need it most, but also find ways to expose, disrupt, and fix the systemic racism and discrimination in our criminal legal system, proving that client-centered work can lead to systemic change - simultaneously improving hundreds of lives and saving our economy billions of dollars.

Today, Drew continues his near decade of serving clients in tax, civil, and criminal legal matters further explained throughout his website. He has been featured in publications like The New York Times, Texas Monthly, Texas Tribune, Newsweek, and the Houston Chronicle.

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Location

Drew Willey Law
P.O. Box 30317
Houston, TX, 77249

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Posted by Josh | December 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great advocate!
I have collaborated with Drew for many years, and continue to be impressed for the way he goes to bat for his clients. Regardless of what circumstances you are facing, if you need exceptional criminal defense then Drew Willey would be a great attorney for you.
Posted by Lawrence | August 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Community Engagement Coordinator
Andrew Willey is a phenomenal lawyer who treats his clients as individuals as opposed to a case number. I hired Andrew after I was wrongfully charged with resisting arrest. He was well versed in similar cases and had a track record of success. He told me that we weren’t going to settle for anything less than a dismissal, and that was the outcome in my case. I would highly recommend Andrew for anyone in need of criminal defense. Practicing law isn’t just a job or career to Andrew; he’s committed to fighting against the systemic biases within the legal system.
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Posted by Paul | October 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended.
Drew has been one of the best lawyers I had ever had, he is really helpful and was always in touch with me telling me how my case was going, he told me that he was going to try his best on getting my case dismissed and he did, didn’t take him too long, he was also always trying to find a way to make things work in the best for me and the case , I highly recommend him, he is a great guy and a really hard working man.
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Posted by Johnny Pruett | October 2, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Criminal case
I emailed Andrew and he got back with me on a sunday we talked about what i needed and told me what i needed to do i took his advise and there looking into my sons case as we speak i never thought i would get a response on a sunday that just shows what kinda a lawyer Andrew is.
Posted by Christopher | July 23, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Counselor
Mr. Wiley was very professional and courtious. It was my first time in legal trouble and he explained everything to me so I could understand. Best lawyer ive ever had. Highly recommend and will continue to use him for future cases.
Response from Andrew Willey July 24, 2019
Glad we stuck with it, and the law was able to release you from the ridiculous arrest and charge, and we could get your case dismissed! It's a pleasure to know you!
Posted by Nikera | June 18, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
My outcome
I just want to thank my amazing attorney drew willey who helped me out tremendously my case was dismissed because of him so if you are in need of a good attorney I highly recommend you be in contact with him
Response from Andrew Willey July 24, 2019
Thank you for sticking with our plan and being committed to the process! Glad I could guide you to a dismissal!
Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney
Drew literally saved my life. After having bad experiences with previous attorneys I needed to find someone I could trust. Drew was recommended to me and I'm so glad I hired him for my case. Not only is hardworking and an expert in what he does, but he actually took the time to listen to me during the stressful situation. He is an amazing attorney and I definitely recommend him! Thank you Drew!
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Response from Andrew Willey July 24, 2019
You are too kind. Open communication and trust are the two most important aspects of our attorney-client relationship! Thank you for honoring those and I'm so appreciative you saw that effort from me!
Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Fast and reliable
Drew is awesome, he is got me what I wanted in just a few short months. He was always there when I needed him and I reccomend Drew to anyone needing fast reliable and proffessional services.
Response from Andrew Willey July 24, 2019
You were awesome! When freedom is at stake, sometimes you can't wait!
Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you Drew
He help me out my problems. He was nice. He was there for me. Im glad he was my lawyer.
Response from Andrew Willey July 24, 2019
You're very nice for your comments...I will stand in your corner when you need me! I was glad you were my client...it makes the job worth the struggle with prosecutors and judges and the rest of the oppressive system when I can tangibly help your path to freedom! Onward and upward!
Posted by Omar | April 4, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
HERO
Brialliant brilliant man. He was very understanding and very productive on his job. Drew Willey is a outstanding defensive attorney and recommend him! He had a goal since the very beginning till the end and never gave up. Hardworking attorney and will not go down without a fight!
Response from Andrew Willey April 10, 2018
I'm humbled by your comments. We set a goal together and thank you for sticking with it and trusting our path! I'm so happy your charges were dismissed and nothing can hold you back now!
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He is the Best!
This lawyer took the time to look into my case when I had 3 others glance at it and tell there was nothing that could be done for me that I was going to jail for a minimum of 9 months to a year and Mr. Wiley was able to have me appear in court pay a bond without going to jail and then was able to get my case dismissed with no jail time and no probation! He was truerly a Blessing from God
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Response from Andrew Willey January 11, 2018
You were the victim of attempted wrongful oppression, and I'm so glad we could take care of it without too much struggle and rearranging for you! Your old and now, new story of freedom is a blessing to me and so many! Thank you for being you!
Posted by Kelli | October 31, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Drew was awesome
After a long time coming, Drew was able to resolve my case with more than satisfactory results! I appreciated the patience that Drew had with my case in addition to the determination that he showed throughout!! Thank you so much Drew ! You went above and beyond!!!
Response from Andrew Willey November 1, 2017
So glad you were happy and that you're set up to move forward without limitations!
Posted by Haley | October 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
Drew did an amazing job on my case. He discussed my options with me in detail before going we went to trial and walked me through every step of the process. You can tell that he really cares about his clients and providing them the best possible representation. I could not have asked for a better lawyer to defend my civil rights. He was even able to have my case dismissed, which was a huge relief. In summary, choose Drew Willey Law!
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Response from Andrew Willey November 1, 2017
The officers never should have charged you, and I'm so happy to get you the dismissal you deserved! Thanks for trusting me through it!
Posted by Renee | October 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Justice was served.....
I got pulled over for a DWI last year. With no evidence to me being intoxicated, they didn't care. But, since I was seen leaving a bar I was pulled over. I had no Idea what I was going to do. I knew that DWI's were nothing to play with... I was thinking am I going to lose my job over this, my record would be destroyed, fines and probation and possible jail time.... A lot was racing thru my mind. I hired a cheap lawyer who did absolutely nothing... I guess you get what you pay for. But I came across Mr. Andrew Willey and fired my lawyer. The best thing I could have ever done.... literally for my "FUTURE".... Mr. Willey was upfront, honest and very passionate in his work and I admired that...... because that is rare to find in Lawyers.....Then, he guided me thru everything and with faith in my lawyer...."We beat the Case"!! It was dismissed.... I honestly couldn't thank him enough.....Thank you Mr. Willey........
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Response from Andrew Willey November 1, 2017
We just have to keep the faith! Sometimes it's hard, but in the end, if we stand for it, justice will be seen. Glad you chose justice, and glad we could help you realize it!
Posted by Marco | February 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Truthful
I put myself in a bind last year and without knowing nothing about the law , Drew was there for me and helped me through this crazy time . After looking at six different lawyers , I don't regret my choice in letting Drew Willey defend me .
Response from Andrew Willey November 1, 2017
You worked hard and we followed our plan to a dismissal! Way to go, and thank you for the honor of representing you.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Drew Willey Law
  • 2014 - Present
  • Felony Trial Division Intern
  • Harris County Public Defender's Office
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Justice Sue Walker's Intern
  • Second Court Of Appeals (Texas)
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Appellate Division Intern
  • Dallas County Public Defender's Office
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Capital Division Intern
  • Texas Innocence Network
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Staff Accountant
  • Oxy, Inc.
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Tax Provision/Compliance
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Messenger
  • Texas Senate
  • 2006 - 2006
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Education

  • University of Houston
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2014
  • University of Texas
  • MA - Masters
  • 2010
  • University of Texas
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2010

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Fraud refunds
  • $6,000 settlement
  • Personal Injury - allergic reaction case
  • $1,900,000 settlement
  • Personal Injury - Jail Abuse
  • $170,000 settlement
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Associations

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Gideon's Promise
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Public/Non-Profit Sector Achievement Award
  • University of Houston Law Center Alumni Association
  • 2023
  • Unsung Hero Award
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers’ Association
  • 2021
  • Emerging Leader Award
  • We Raise
  • 2018
  • Outstanding Community Service Award
  • St. Mary’s UMC
  • 2016
  • International and Domestic Commercial Arbitration Certification
  • A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center
  • 2014
  • Credentialed Mediator
  • Texas Mediator Credentialing Association
  • 2014
  • Mediation Certification
  • Blakely Advocates Institute
  • 2012
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • June lunch CLE
  • Indigent Defense Issues
  • 2016
  • HBA speaker series
  • Importance of Jury Duty
  • 2015
  • Chapter meeting
  • Know Your Rights
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (23)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Andrew (Drew) Willey for several years now and I am proud to call him a friend an colleague. He is a smart and fierce advocate for his clients and someone with a heart of gold. Drew truly wants to get his clients the best outcome possible and will do everything he can to make that happen."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Civil rights Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Drew is a tireless advocate for his clients and is relentless in the pursuit of justice for all."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this hardworking, relentless, lawyer. He seeks justice in the courts, as oppose to just giving lip service about justice. Warrior in every way."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Drew is committed to indigent defense and criminal defense work. I had the honor of training with him at Gideon's Promise, and through the Future Appointed Counsel Training Program and am a better lawyer because of it. His passion, commitment and dedication are contagious. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. Mr. Willey is an intelligent and passionate advocate. He fights for his clients and he fights for what is right. He's a real asset to the defense bar. Mr. Willey is quite simply an excellent attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Drew is a passionate and dedicated attorney. He isn't scared to stand up for what is right and he is very smart and resourceful. He fights for all of his clients and goes above and beyond."
Civil rights Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer whole heartedly. Hire this lawyer and you will not be disappointed! He works hard for each of his clients, and pays attention to the little details that ultimately make a difference in winning and losing."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Drew is without doubt a rising star in the field of criminal defense. He fights hard for his client, both in the court room and outside of it."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Drew Willey is one of the few lawyers in the Houston area that is a true believer. He doesn't judge his clients unlike most lawyers do. He also fights extremely hard for his client, unlike some other lawyers around town. I whole-heartedly endorse Drew Willey and am proud to call him a friend!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Drew is a competent, capable, and passionate advocate for his clients. His work ethic and advocacy skills make him a great attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Drew represents his clients with compassion and vigor. He strives to pursue every avenue he can for the benefit of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Drew is an excellent lawyer, a true advocate and will fight until the end for his clients. He is someone you want on your side! I endorse this lawyer"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"You will be hard pressed to find another attorney in the State of Texas who will handle your case as thoroughly and seriously has Drew Willey. He is passionate about making sure every single client he represents receives exceptional service. The thing that makes Willey an exceptional lawyer is not just his attention to detail or precision with the law. It his attention to the client. It is truly a pleasure working with him."
Tax Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Drew is an example unto others on what it means to be motivated by, and devoted to positivity, love, and Christianity. Drew is an outstanding orator and passionately believes in and fights for his clients. He provides a holistic, client-centered representation that anyone would be lucky to have and their side. Drew lives to fight for justice. I endorse Drew for his Tax practice in particular because I believe his background in tax and criminal training give him advantage over all others."
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