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AWARD WINNING

CRIMINAL DEFENSE

ATTORNEYS

IN CHESAPEAKE, VA

IN CHESAPEAKE, VA

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Brian Dunnigan
 Website

If you are looking for an attorney who is compassionate toward his clients’ predicaments but is also aggressive in the courtroom, Attorney Brian Dunnigan is one of the best criminal defense attorneys to retain. While he is knowledgeable in several areas of law, Attorney Brian Dunnigan provides distinguished expertise in traffic offenses, DUIs, forgery, fraud, assault and battery, and drug possession charges. A well-respected criminal defense attorney, Attorney Brian Dunnigan began his legal career after graduating from Regent University's School of Law. To receive the representation you deserve, from the attorney who possesses the elevated knowledge needed to win your case, contact Attorney Brian Dunnigan today.

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 Website justia.comlawyer.com

Review

by Google
4.10
28 reviews  

I could’ve saved myself $500 and represented myself. He was stuttering looked very unprofessional. I honestly think he was on some type of medication or something. He looked like he didn’t know what he was doing. The judge was laughing at him. He didn’t even really speak to me before court it was brief and he said to let him do all the talking. It was a train wreck. I knew I made the wrong decision in a lawyer when I saw him representing a man before me and he looked like he didn’t know what he was doing. He also told me to wait for him after court I waited almost an hour and he wasn’t there. I feel like I got taken advantage of and honestly I want my money back. I’m never going to hire an attorney again without meeting them first. ABSOLUTE DUMPSTER FIRE.

I am very pleased with the outcome of my court case. Mr.Dunnigan was very compassionate and did A fantastic job representing me. Would definitely recommend him . Thank you so much.

It has been about 5 years since Brian Dunnigan took my case. I have needed a lawyer a few times in my life. It seems that I always had to guide the lawyer on which way to go... They just never seemed to have the same desire to set things right for me as I did.. I guess it just boiled down to the amount of hours I spent thinking about my cases and how to beat them vs the time my lawyers spent thinking about them.. However, when Brian stood up and presented my case, he blew me away. He was so well prepared and obviously put in the time. That was Brian the Lawyer. Brian the man did something to help me, outside of the case, that changed me forever. He showed me that there are actually people out there that really do things for others, just to help... no ulterior motives, no agenda... Just simply because they see someone that needs help. Great Lawyer, Great Man. Definitely 5 stars.

Very helpful very professional friendlymade them feel that you can really trust them to handle any legal problems we had.

They are so unprofessional I spent $1,500 and didn’t get any results I wouldn’t recommend him to no one!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.10
    5 reviews  

    I could’ve saved myself $500 and represented myself. He was stuttering looked very unprofessional. I honestly think he was on some type of medication or something. He looked like he didn’t know what he was doing. The judge was laughing at him. He didn’t even really speak to me before court it was brief and he said to let him do all the talking. It was a train wreck. I knew I made the wrong decision in a lawyer when I saw him representing a man before me and he looked like he didn’t know what he was doing. He also told me to wait for him after court I waited almost an hour and he wasn’t there. I feel like I got taken advantage of and honestly I want my money back. I’m never going to hire an attorney again without meeting them first. ABSOLUTE DUMPSTER FIRE.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.10
    5 reviews  

    I am very pleased with the outcome of my court case. Mr.Dunnigan was very compassionate and did A fantastic job representing me. Would definitely recommend him . Thank you so much.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.10
    5 reviews  

    It has been about 5 years since Brian Dunnigan took my case. I have needed a lawyer a few times in my life. It seems that I always had to guide the lawyer on which way to go... They just never seemed to have the same desire to set things right for me as I did.. I guess it just boiled down to the amount of hours I spent thinking about my cases and how to beat them vs the time my lawyers spent thinking about them.. However, when Brian stood up and presented my case, he blew me away. He was so well prepared and obviously put in the time. That was Brian the Lawyer. Brian the man did something to help me, outside of the case, that changed me forever. He showed me that there are actually people out there that really do things for others, just to help... no ulterior motives, no agenda... Just simply because they see someone that needs help. Great Lawyer, Great Man. Definitely 5 stars.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.10
    5 reviews  

    Very helpful very professional friendlymade them feel that you can really trust them to handle any legal problems we had.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.10
    5 reviews  

    They are so unprofessional I spent $1,500 and didn’t get any results I wouldn’t recommend him to no one!

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Mark Allen Andrews
 Website

Attorney Mark Andrews devotes 100% of his practice to helping his criminal defense clients find justice. A gifted attorney with the skill set to exceptionally handle any case, Attorney Mark Andrews focuses his practice on traffic offenses, domestic violence, felonies, and burglary defense. Attorney Mark Andrews maintains memberships in the National College of DUI Defense and the National Trial Lawyers. Attorney Mark Andrews’s accomplishments have not gone unnoticed, as he is the recipient of the Super Lawyers Rising Stars and Top 40 Under 40. If you want the best defense for your case, then reach out to Attorney Mark Andrews’s office today.

 Website

Review

by Google
5.00
35 reviews  

I retained Mark Andrews Law office to represent me for a speeding ticket. They were efficient, friendly and informative regarding this process which was beneficial for putting my mind at ease. They also were able to get my speeding ticket reduced and that is certainly most appreciated. I applaud them for the service they are providing.

Mark Andrews is clearly well-known, respected, and liked in the courtroom. He is comfortable, confident, professional and truly a class act. With him at my side, I was well-prepared and successfully represented in court. I am an educated and capable person who certainly could have stood before a judge on my own. However, after seeing Mr. Andrews in court, I now realize that he brings experience, relationships and an established reputation for excellence that comes from years of practicing law- and that is invaluable in the few minutes that you have before the judge. If you need legal representation (and trust me, you probably do), I would give Mark Andrews my highest personal recommendation.

My 17 y/o son’s first and only traffic violation was unfortunately was a reckless driving/speeding. I couldn’t be more pleased with Mr Andrews representing my son. The charge was completely dismissed in court. As a parent I want my son to learn the consequences of his actions but at the same time it felt like it was going to be punishment for me as well in the long run. The worries of my car insurance sky rocketing are no more. I highly recommend Mark Andrews. I’m still in disbelief of what he accomplished for us.

Mr. Andrews from the first phone call made me feel important, valued, and comfortable. I have never experienced a situation that would require me to attend court, and Mr. Andrews understood that. He walked me through every decision, and part of this traffic case. I can't thank him enough for the outcome, and most importantly the communication. His entire office has worked for my benefit and security. I cannot express how thankful I am.

Mark Andrews is your “go to guy” for legal representation. He defended me on a moving violation and got the charge dismissed. His knowledge of the legal process and professional honesty totally amazed me. He knows what he’s doing and should be the first number in your phone behind your family members.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    I retained Mark Andrews Law office to represent me for a speeding ticket. They were efficient, friendly and informative regarding this process which was beneficial for putting my mind at ease. They also were able to get my speeding ticket reduced and that is certainly most appreciated. I applaud them for the service they are providing.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Mark Andrews is clearly well-known, respected, and liked in the courtroom. He is comfortable, confident, professional and truly a class act. With him at my side, I was well-prepared and successfully represented in court. I am an educated and capable person who certainly could have stood before a judge on my own. However, after seeing Mr. Andrews in court, I now realize that he brings experience, relationships and an established reputation for excellence that comes from years of practicing law- and that is invaluable in the few minutes that you have before the judge. If you need legal representation (and trust me, you probably do), I would give Mark Andrews my highest personal recommendation.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    My 17 y/o son’s first and only traffic violation was unfortunately was a reckless driving/speeding. I couldn’t be more pleased with Mr Andrews representing my son. The charge was completely dismissed in court. As a parent I want my son to learn the consequences of his actions but at the same time it felt like it was going to be punishment for me as well in the long run. The worries of my car insurance sky rocketing are no more. I highly recommend Mark Andrews. I’m still in disbelief of what he accomplished for us.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Mr. Andrews from the first phone call made me feel important, valued, and comfortable. I have never experienced a situation that would require me to attend court, and Mr. Andrews understood that. He walked me through every decision, and part of this traffic case. I can't thank him enough for the outcome, and most importantly the communication. His entire office has worked for my benefit and security. I cannot express how thankful I am.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Mark Andrews is your “go to guy” for legal representation. He defended me on a moving violation and got the charge dismissed. His knowledge of the legal process and professional honesty totally amazed me. He knows what he’s doing and should be the first number in your phone behind your family members.

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James Short
 Website

Given the principle that every accused client is innocent until proven guilty, Attorney James Short defends his clients until liberty is achieved. When Attorney James Short is not in the courtroom, he is serving as a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the State Bar Association. A University of Richmond School of Law graduate, Attorney James Short handles all types of crimes allegedly committed by the accused. No matter the complexity of your criminal case, entrust Attorney James Short to fight for your rights.

Fee Structure: no win , no fee

 Website justia.comlawyer.com

Review

by Google
4.90
45 reviews  

Mr. James Short is dedicated and motivated. He listens to your input and also gives you great input to come up with a solution to winning your case. His honesty and knowledge about criminal and divorce is why I chose Mr. Short and I'm glad I did. Ms. Karen his paralegal is top notch, easy to talk to and does her job well. When you speak to many lawyers you will know the ones that has your best interest in mind. Thank you Brother and please continue doing what you do.

My son was charged with Reckless Driving-Speeding and Racing. This was the first time he has ever been in any trouble therefore I didn’t know how to pick a Lawyer. I found Mr. Short online and decided to pick him due to all the positive reviews I read. I can honestly say that the reviews were all true. He told us the truth and he made this a very easy process. He took time to learn about my son and our family. He stayed in contact with us leading up to court and checked on my son a few days after court. I noticed after the court cases ended, clients went one way and Attorneys the other, but not Mr . Short. He stayed with us until we were finished at the Clerks desk and was ready to exit the building. This is not just a job for him. He truly cares about his clients. If you are looking for an Attorney who is not in it just for the money and really cares about his clients, then Mr. Short is your man.

Very informative and skilled lawyer. Had great reviews for handling similar cases for my son's. Communication was great, always receive a return call if not readily available. If not fully dismissing, he definitely lessens the charges. Just wished more digging of loopholes or questioning of the officer's actions leading to arrest. Still recommend!

Hired him on two separate occasions to represent my son. Service and attention to detail is top notch. Communication back and forth was great! I called several lawyers before hiring him and he and his staff were the most personable and made me feel comfortable. He isn’t the most cheap nor the most expensive. But the experience is well worth it. I will be coming back if I ever need his services again.

My mom, the matriarch of our family, wife of 65 years, and mother of 10, had a rare ischemic stroke in Aug 2017, which left her hospitalized for the last year and my dad to pick up the pieces with my assistance, as his POA. Although my mom recently passed, I wanted to share my experience with Attorney James Short because it could help somebody else. As you know, tragedies bring out the worst in people, especially large families. Shortly after my mother’s stroke, I encountered a serious altercation with two of my brothers that turned violent and left me desecrated with false charges. I met Attorney James Short through the Virginia Lawyer referral service. When I talked to Attorney Short for the first time, he was very clear, concise, and complete in his analysis of my case. He informed me of the challenges and risks I was facing based on the direction i chose of the options he presented. Attorney Short and his staff’s handling of my case was impeccable! They were available when I needed to ask questions or just to vent, as this was a very traumatic event in me and my family’s lives. His legal assistant, Karen, was very professional, helpful and responsive throughout the entire process. In addition, customer service was awesome. Attorney Short was able to get all parties involved to come to an amicable agreement, which left me free of the false charges that could have ruined my clean criminal history. Attorney Short’s biggest attribute is his ability to present his clients with a well rounded perspective of their case and he doesn’t sugar coat the truth to gain business. In the courtroom, He is thorough, exudes confidence, and communicates with excellence in his presentation. In addition, his fees are fair market value and his knowledge and familiarity with the court system exceeds expectation, which makes it well worth the cost in regards to the level of service and support received in return. I’d highly recommend Attorney James Short to my family or friends and hope that he’d be available in the event I had another criminal matter to deal with in the state of Virginia.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    Mr. James Short is dedicated and motivated. He listens to your input and also gives you great input to come up with a solution to winning your case. His honesty and knowledge about criminal and divorce is why I chose Mr. Short and I'm glad I did. Ms. Karen his paralegal is top notch, easy to talk to and does her job well. When you speak to many lawyers you will know the ones that has your best interest in mind. Thank you Brother and please continue doing what you do.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    My son was charged with Reckless Driving-Speeding and Racing. This was the first time he has ever been in any trouble therefore I didn’t know how to pick a Lawyer. I found Mr. Short online and decided to pick him due to all the positive reviews I read. I can honestly say that the reviews were all true. He told us the truth and he made this a very easy process. He took time to learn about my son and our family. He stayed in contact with us leading up to court and checked on my son a few days after court. I noticed after the court cases ended, clients went one way and Attorneys the other, but not Mr . Short. He stayed with us until we were finished at the Clerks desk and was ready to exit the building. This is not just a job for him. He truly cares about his clients. If you are looking for an Attorney who is not in it just for the money and really cares about his clients, then Mr. Short is your man.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    Very informative and skilled lawyer. Had great reviews for handling similar cases for my son's. Communication was great, always receive a return call if not readily available. If not fully dismissing, he definitely lessens the charges. Just wished more digging of loopholes or questioning of the officer's actions leading to arrest. Still recommend!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    Hired him on two separate occasions to represent my son. Service and attention to detail is top notch. Communication back and forth was great! I called several lawyers before hiring him and he and his staff were the most personable and made me feel comfortable. He isn’t the most cheap nor the most expensive. But the experience is well worth it. I will be coming back if I ever need his services again.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    My mom, the matriarch of our family, wife of 65 years, and mother of 10, had a rare ischemic stroke in Aug 2017, which left her hospitalized for the last year and my dad to pick up the pieces with my assistance, as his POA. Although my mom recently passed, I wanted to share my experience with Attorney James Short because it could help somebody else. As you know, tragedies bring out the worst in people, especially large families. Shortly after my mother’s stroke, I encountered a serious altercation with two of my brothers that turned violent and left me desecrated with false charges. I met Attorney James Short through the Virginia Lawyer referral service. When I talked to Attorney Short for the first time, he was very clear, concise, and complete in his analysis of my case. He informed me of the challenges and risks I was facing based on the direction i chose of the options he presented. Attorney Short and his staff’s handling of my case was impeccable! They were available when I needed to ask questions or just to vent, as this was a very traumatic event in me and my family’s lives. His legal assistant, Karen, was very professional, helpful and responsive throughout the entire process. In addition, customer service was awesome. Attorney Short was able to get all parties involved to come to an amicable agreement, which left me free of the false charges that could have ruined my clean criminal history. Attorney Short’s biggest attribute is his ability to present his clients with a well rounded perspective of their case and he doesn’t sugar coat the truth to gain business. In the courtroom, He is thorough, exudes confidence, and communicates with excellence in his presentation. In addition, his fees are fair market value and his knowledge and familiarity with the court system exceeds expectation, which makes it well worth the cost in regards to the level of service and support received in return. I’d highly recommend Attorney James Short to my family or friends and hope that he’d be available in the event I had another criminal matter to deal with in the state of Virginia.

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