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Andrew Popplewell focuses his practice on DWI defense, general criminal defense, alcohol and drug offenses and traffic violations. Andrew grew up and worked on a fifth-generation family farm where he learned early on the importance of personal responsibility and work ethic. In 2001, Andrew graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.S. in Agriculture Economics. He began working for Eng & Woods in 2002 while still in law school and joined the firm as an associate in May 2005. Andrew became a partner with Eng & Woods in January 2010. He is an active member of the Missouri Bar, the Boone County Bar Association and both the Missouri and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Andrew Popplewell successfully handles more than 100 DWI cases yearly, while giving each client the attention they deserve. He has successfully tried multiple cases to both judge and jury resulting in not-guilty verdicts for his clients throughout the state of Missouri. Furthermore, he fights for all of his clients accused of crimes, contesting multiple cases monthly. Andrew obtained certification from the Department of Transportation to administer Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, a necessity for cross-examining arresting officers. Finally, he is one of only two attorneys in Columbia to attain membership in the prestigious National College for DUI Defense.

Attorneys from outside of Columbia, Missouri and attorneys who do not practice criminal law refer Andrew Popplewell cases on a continual basis — as do former clients. They all know that he is an aggressive lawyer who will give you an honest assessment of your case, and through a combination of knowledge and hard work, fight to get you the best result possible. Andrew received his AV rating from Martindale Hubbell in June, 2013, becoming Columbia’s youngest AV-rated attorney. Martindale-Hubbell has rated attorneys based on anonymous peer and judiciary ratings of attorneys’ legal ability and ethical standards. According to Martindale-Hubbell, the AV rating represents the “highest possible peer review rating in legal ability & ethical standards.” Less than 5% of all attorneys achieve a “AV(r) Preeminent(tm) Attorneys” rating.

Practice areas
  • Missouri, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 2005
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, J.D., 2005; B.S., 2001
    • Phi Alpha Delta
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