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Andrew J. Cornick


For more than 19 years, Attorney Andy Cornick has devoted his career to the practice of criminal law. He has defended clients accused of DUI/DWI, first-degree murder, and many other crimes. As a former prosecutor with experience on the other side of the courtroom, he pursues each case with an unmatched upper hand.

For this reason, clients can count on Attorney Cornick 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
  • Contact Andy Cornick to schedule your free initial consultation.

Professional Background

In addition to his law practice, Attorney Cornick proudly serves 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. He has committed his career not just to the rights of my clients, but to the rights of the criminally accused throughout Virginia.

Practice areas include, but are not limited to:

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 2005
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, 2005

Speaking Engagements 

  • Roll Call Training, Fredericksburg Police Department, 2006 - 2009
  • 2015 Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Conference, panelist in a segment "Analyzing a Disciplinary Case: The Adjudicator's Perspective"

How Attorney Cornick Got Started

Before attending law school, he 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 a client 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 this client's. Attorney Cornick was intrigued and convinced his boss to let him work the case.

During the investigation, he worked hard to find and interview potential witnesses, serve subpoenas, and discuss the defense as he developed it. He watched the trial and was hooked from there. He never wanted to do anything other than try cases in court.

Almost without exception, the attorneys at that firm told Attorney Cornick it would be impossible to sustain a practice doing nothing but criminal defense. Attorney Cornick was happy to have blown that pessimism out of the water.


  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
    • J.D. - 2004
  • Radford University, Radford, Virginia
    • B.B.A. - 1998

Community Involvement

  • Rappahannock Area Alcohol Safety Action Program Policy Board, 2012 - Present
  • Chair, Virginia State Bar Sixth District Disciplinary Committee, 2012 - Present

Awards & Memberships

  • Virginia State Bar
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • Client Distinction
  • Fourth Court Circuit
  • District of Virginia
  • Western District of Viriginia

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