About Andrew Cornick, a Fredericksburg Criminal Defense Lawyer
Experience, Knowledge, & Compassion when You Are Facing Criminal Charges
I am Virginia attorney Andy Cornick, and for the past 12 years, I have
devoted my career to the practice of criminal law. I have defended clients
DUI/DWI, first-degree murder, and everything in between. I am also a former prosecutor
whose experience on the other side of the courtroom is an added benefit
to my clients.
- You can count on me to provide the following:
- The personal, one-on-one representation you deserve from a lawyer
- Communication and availability
- The experience that allows me to predict opportunities and pitfalls in your case
- Dedicated guidance throughout the duration of your legal matter
- A team of partners and associates to deliver the big-firm power you need
There are many factors that separate the best attorneys from the rest,
and their level of experience is key. For the last 12 years, I have made
near-daily appearances in courtrooms throughout Virginia to handle exclusively
criminal law matters. As a former prosecutor for the City of Fredericksburg,
I handled offenses ranging from first-time DUI to murder, and everything
in between. In my role as a special prosecutor for Hanover, Spotsylvania,
and Stafford Counties, I continued to sharpen my skills by taking on challenging
In addition to my law practice, I am proud to serve as Chair of the Sixth
District Disciplinary Committee of the Virginia State Bar, as well as
on the Executive Council of the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense
Lawyers. I have committed my career not just to the rights of my clients,
but to the rights of the criminally accused throughout Virginia.
How I Got Started
Before I went to law school I worked at a law firm, delivering paperwork
to other offices and researching title for real estate transactions. The
work was not very exciting.
One of the attorneys took on a case defending Joe (not his real name) on
a charge of
robbery from a motel. The firm was not one that typically took on criminal cases,
but for some reason they took Joe’s. I was intrigued and convinced
my boss to let me work the case.
I worked hard to find and interview potential witnesses, serve subpoenas,
and discuss the defense as he developed it. I got to watch the trial and
was hooked from there. I never wanted to do anything other than try cases in court.
Almost without exception, the attorneys at that firm told me it would be
impossible to sustain a practice doing nothing but criminal defense. I
am happy to have blown that pessimism out of the water.
- I always strive to provide the representation you or your loved one needs,
when you need it most. Do not hesitate to call Andrew J. Cornick at (540) 827-4446 today!