Mark A. Andrews

Top rated DUI-DWI attorney in Chesapeake, Virginia

Wolcott Rivers Gates
Mark A. Andrews
Wolcott Rivers Gates

Practice Areas: DUI-DWI, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Virginia since: 2003

Education: University of Richmond School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2013
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Wolcott Rivers Gates

1403 Greenbrier Pkwy
Suite 150
Chesapeake, VA 23320 Visit website


A shareholder with Wolcott Rivers Gates, Mark A. Andrews, is an accomplished attorney who primarily handles cases involving DUI/DWI charges. Other law firms and lawyers routinely refer him clients that have been charged with a DWI/DUI. His strong criminal defense counsel is second to none, and he is well-known for his mastery of a wide variety of criminal and traffic charges. His law practice covers the Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton and Newport News regions of Virginia.

Mr. Andrews is known for genuinely caring for clients, providing top-notch legal counsel and sensitive assistance during difficult times. His service goes beyond legal strategy to understanding, comfort and regular communication. Clients praise his courageous advocacy and careful approach, showcasing an unmatched dedication to success. 

Born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia, Mr. Andrews earned his undergraduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Later, he obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2003, subsequently gaining admission to the Virginia State Bar. He honed his legal skills as a Newport News prosecutor and as a Virginia Beach Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney. As a Commonwealth's Attorney, he gained unique insights into police investigations and Commonwealth attorney-prosecutor processes. He has held various roles at esteemed law firms in Virginia.

Committed to excellence, Mr. Andrews is affiliated with several prestigious legal organizations. He belongs to the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, the National College for DUI Defense, the Virginia Bar Association, the Virginia Beach Bar Association, Chesapeake Bar Association, and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Andrews has received a plethora of accolades for his outstanding legal acumen. Apart from holding a “Superb” rating on Avvo, he is on numerous notable legal lists, including:

  • The Coastal Virginia Magazine’s Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia
  • Avvo’s Client’s Choice Award
  • The Virginia Business magazine’s Legal Elite in Criminal Law

Practice areas

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Traffic Violations

  • 80% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10% Criminal Defense
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2003, Virginia

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Educational Background:
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, “10 Best” in Virginia – client satisfaction, 2014-2021
  • “Client's Choice Award”, 2012-2021
  • Recognized in Hampton Roads magazine's “Super Lawyers, Top Attorneys in Hampton Roads” Rising Star, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013
  • Recognized in Law & Politics magazine's “Super Lawyers – Rising Star”, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013
  • Recognized in Virginia Business magazine's "Legal Elite – Criminal Law", 2019
  • The National Trial Lawyers, “Top 40 Trial Lawyers under 40 years of age”, 2012 and 2013
  • The National Trial Lawyers, "Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Virginia”, 2012 – 2021
  • The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, “Top 100 DUI Lawyers in Virginia”, 2013 -2021
  • “Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia”, Coastal Va. Magazine 2015-2021
  • “Best Criminal Defense Firm in Chesapeake”, Best Businesses 2015-2021
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Mr. Andrews is a member of the Virginia State Bar, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Virginia Beach Bar Association, and The National Trial Lawyers.
  • The National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chesapeake Bar Association
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys

Office location for Mark A. Andrews

1403 Greenbrier Pkwy
Suite 150
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Phone: 757-780-9705


1 Year Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2013

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