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Derek S. Andrews

Derek S. Andrews

Experienced Criminal Defense At Affordable Prices
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, White Collar Crime
  • New York
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Reviewed by Zachariah Zallo January 5, 2021
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Derek is an exceptional advocate who will aggressively represent his client's rights. His experience and profound understanding of the law is an advantage that he brings in all of his cases. His knowledge and experience make him not only an excellent attorney but also an outstanding mentor for young attorneys.
Reviewed by C. Warner January 5, 2021
Derek S. Andrews....Beat The Albany Police Dept. & The City Of Albany, New York
Derek S. Andrews, A Bright Young Caring Attorney, Took My Case For Free. He Saw The Times-Union Newspaper Front Page Huge Article (February 17, 2020). He Saw The Injustice I Was Facing. I Already Was Paying Another Lawyer Big Money To Represent Me. I Could Not Afford A Second Law Firm. Derek S. Andrews, Contacted My Attorney, And Wanted To Help Me For Free...!!! I Was So Grateful That He Cared To Help Me Free Of Charge. HE WON THE CASE, HE EVEN WON THE APPEAL THE CITY & COPS FILED, IN ALBANY, NY. HE IS EXCELLENT....!!! CALL HIM NOW...!!!
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Derek Andrews, an attorney with Nave Law Firm, has a demonstrated track record of litigating cases in the courtroom. He prides himself on being an intelligent and aggressive attorney who is motivated to actively advocate for each of his clients. He approaches each of his client’s cases as unique and treats each person as his equal. Derek found that his experiences growing up in a military family and moving from state to state on a regular basis molded him into a flexible and approachable attorney whom anyone can trust.

Whether it be pursuing a quick resolution through negotiation or litigating a case before a judge and jury, Derek is always trying his hardest to get the best result. He understands, though, that the best result changes from person to person and he crafts a strategy to suit that client.

When not active in the courtroom, Derek regularly spends his time researching developments in the law and incorporating new knowledge into his practice so that he can better represent his clients. He has even spoken to students at Syracuse University College of Law about maintaining an interest in pro bono activities and the importance of client counseling.

He has been sought after for comments on DWI and criminal defense-related issues in articles published by USA Today-College Edition, Business Insider, and Reader’s Digest. Derek has also been invited to lecture on the effects of DWI on the community and negotiation skills and client counseling in the field of criminal defense.

Practice Areas
    DUI & DWI
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    White Collar Crime
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    Contingent fee of 1/3 of recovery in personal injury matters only.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 5096979
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Senior Attorney
Nave Law Firm
- Current
Syracuse University College of Law
J.D. (2012) | Law
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Western New Mexico University
B.S. (2009) | History
Honors: magna cum laude
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Selected for inclusion on Rising Stars list
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Professional Associations
State Bar of New York  # 5096979
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New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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2 Questions Answered
Q. If my gf on several occasions demands to kill a person she is jealous of is that a crime in NY?
A: Probably not, but an attorney would have to know much more about the context, what was said, what was done, etc. before an accurate answer could be given. If you’re concerned, consult with a criminal defense attorney.
Q. Passed breathalyzer (of course,) failed field sobriety so officer charged me with dui based on that.
A: There could be multiple innocent causes for failure of field sobriety tests, and there are grounds to attack the police officer’s performance of these tests. If you were charged with a crime, I would highly recommend you consult with an attorney experienced in DWI defense so you can protect your rights.
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Nave Law Firm
125 Wolf Road
Suite 124
Albany, NY 12205
Telephone: (518) 599-7632
Fax: (518) 453-1033
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
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Nave Law Firm
146 Madison Street
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Oneida, NY 13421
Telephone: (518) 599-7632
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