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Mark Andrews

Mark A. Andrews was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia.  He received his undergraduate degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia.  Mr. Andrews received his Juris Doctor degree, in 2003, from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond in Virginia.  He was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 2003. He currently resides in Chesapeake, Virginia with his family.

Mr. Andrews gained valuable litigation experience as a Senior Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney (Prosecutor) for the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Newport News, Virginia. He also prosecuted offenses as a Special Prosecutor for the City of Chesapeake, Virginia.  These experiences gave Mr. Andrews insight and understanding into the investigative process and procedures used by the police and Commonwealth Attorneys/Prosecutors.

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. Mr. Andrews' background, experience, and professionalism help him to achieve the best possible outcome for their clients.

Legal Experience

  • Wolcott Rivers Gates, Attorneys at Law, VA April 2021 - Present
  • The Law Office of Mark A. Andrews, PLC D/B/A Mark Andrews Law, Chesapeake, VA –March 2021
  • The Jones Firm, PLC (formerly Jones, Jones, & Dunn, PLC, formerly Ryan Jones and Associates), Chesapeake, VA March 2012 – October 2014
  • Brydges, Geroe, Rosenblatt, & O'Brien, PLLC, Virginia Beach, VA 2010 –2012
  • John D. Hooker, Jr., & Associates, Virginia Beach, VA 2007 – 2010
  • Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney, Virginia Beach, VA 2004 – 2007
  • Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney, Newport News, VA 2003 – 2004

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Chesapeake Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • The National Advocacy for DUI Defense

Awards and Distinctions

  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, “10 Best” in Virginia – client satisfaction, 2014-2021
  • “Best Criminal Defense Firm in Chesapeake”, Best Businesses 2015-2021
  • “Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia”, Coastal Va. Magazine 2015-2021
  • The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, “Top 100 DUI Lawyers in Virginia”, 2013 -2021
  • The National Trial Lawyers, “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Virginia”, 2012 – 2021
  • The National Trial Lawyers, “Top 40 Trial Lawyers under 40 years of age”, 2012 and 2013
  • Recognized in Virginia Business magazine's "Legal Elite – Criminal Law", 2019
  • Recognized in Law & Politics magazine's “Super Lawyers – Rising Star”, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013
  • Recognized in Hampton Roads magazine's “Super Lawyers, Top Attorneys in Hampton Roads” Rising Star, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013
  • “Client's Choice Award” – 2012-2021


  • Mark is the best lawyer out there!

    5.0 stars Mark Andrews is the most efficient lawyer I've ever had. I proceeded to hire another lawyer for another case I was involved in. I regretted that decision to the fullest. I wish I would have hired Mark. I will recommend him to anyone who asks for a lawyer. And in the future, I hope to n...
  • Outstanding Attorney.

    5.0 stars   I was present when Mark Andrews defended my son on a driving charge in which we were aiming for a reduced charge. Mark is very personable and put us at ease when he took the time before court to sit with us, clarify details, and explain to us what to expect. We were ecstatic when,...
  • Outstanding Attorney

    I'd like to take the time to recognize Mark Andrews for being my outstanding defense attorney from April 2016 through May 2017.At first, I was concerned and felt that my case would more than likely result in an unfavorable outcome for me.Then, I contacted Mark Andrews. From my initial consultatio...
  • Amazing lawyer!!!

    5.0 Stars I searched for different lawyers and thankfully I found Mr. Andrews on the AVVO site. He immediately contacted me once he knew that I was interested in hiring a lawyer. He was very informative of the aspects in which my case could possibly lead to. I was originally charged with a DUI, ...

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