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Andrew Criado

Partner: Estate Planning, Criminal, Traffic & Injury Divisions

Andrew joined the Robinson Law team after serving for ten years as a prosecutor in the Alexandria Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. In addition to leading Robinson Law's Estate Planning Division, Andrew handles a variety of criminal and traffic matters each month throughout Northern Virginia.

As Partner of Robinson Law's Estate Planning Division, Mr. Criado assists clients throughout Virginia who are in need of wills, durable power of attorney, general power of attorney and advance medical directives. Andrew leads the Robinson Law team in their estate planning efforts, and he is available for free consultations to discuss your specific needs and wishes. 

Because he is a former Virginia prosecutor, Andrew has the unique ability as a defense attorney to analyze each of his cases through a prosecutor's lens. Some of the charges he handles regularly include, but are not limited to: DUI & DWI, assault and battery, malicious wounding, larceny, theft, embezzlement & fraud, drug offenses, and probation violations. 

He has tried over thirty jury trials and hundreds of bench trials. Andrew knows how to guide clients through the complexities of the criminal justice system, from investigation to trial and appeal. He has earned a reputation as a keen legal mind and an unflappable courtroom advocate. If you or a loved one have been charged with a criminal or traffic offense in Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington, Prince William or Loudoun County, Mr. Criado is prepared to build your unique defense with the added benefit of understanding firsthand how the prosecution will likely approach your case. 

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Mr. Criado is a member of the Fairfax County Bar Association, the Alexandria Bar Association, and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. He completed the Advanced DUI Training program in Williamsburg, VA and the Prosecutor Bootcamp at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, SC.

Education

J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2008

B.A., Penn State University, 2004

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Virginia, 2008
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Virginia State Bar
Member Since: 2008

Supreme Court of the United States
Member Since: 2014

Legal Associations
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Federalist Society
Awards
  • Virginia Rising Star - Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Client's Choice Award - AVVO, 2019
  • Ten Year Public Service Award - City of Alexandria, 2018
  • Legal Writing Mentor - Alexandria Commonwealth's Attorney, 2017
  • New Attorney Mentor - Alexandria Commonwealth's Attorney, 2015
  • Five Year Public Service Award - City of Alexandria, 2013
Client Reviews
★★★★★
I was represented by Andrew Criado and I couldn’t be more satisfied with the work he did on my case. He was very helpful and eased my mind about my worries. He was so friendly and gave me all the details he knew. Andrew was very responsive and easy to get into contact with. At my final court date he was able to get my charges dismissed and I was very happy. I am so grateful that I hired him to represent me. If I ever need a lawyer again Robinson Law is definitely the team to go for. Thanks again Andrew for all your hard work. Tahara G.
★★★★★
Mr. Robinson is THE BEST ATTORNEY. I am Extremely Grateful and Amazed at how dedicated he was to ensure the best possible outcome for me. He is the Attorney you need and want in your corner when you are in a tight spot. If you are in need of an Attorney, look no further! Glad I trusted all of the 5 star reviews. Thank You Again! C. S.
★★★★★
Very excellent firm, I would definitely recommend their services to ANYONE looking to hire great representation in the Northern Virginia area. My son was charged with felony robbery and mob assault, which is now simple assault. This was my first time hiring an attorney and I have No regrets. If you are looking for excellent representation here you are. Tynesha B.