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Andrew D. Popplewell

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Attorney Andrew Popplewell focuses his practice on DWI defense, alcohol and drug offenses, traffic violations and general criminal defense. 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 Attorneys at Law 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 and is an active member of the Missouri Bar (MOBAR), the Boone County Bar Association (BCBA) and both the Missouri and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL and NACDL).

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 each month. Andrew obtained certification from the Department of Transportation to administer Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, a necessity for cross-examining arresting officers, and he is one of only two attorneys in Columbia to attain membership in the prestigious National College for DUI Defense (NCDD).

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 10% of all attorneys achieve an “AV® Preeminent™ Attorneys” rating.

Andrew and his wife Lindley have two boys, Gus and Pierce.  Andrew serves on the Board of Directors of JobPoint and ACT  Andrew and his family attend The Crossing Church in Columbia.  Andrew also serves on the Missouri Supreme Court’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness.

Attorneys from outside of Columbia and attorneys in Columbia who do not practice criminal law refer Andrew Popplewell cases on a daily basis — as do his 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, he will fight to get you the best result possible.

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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