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Andrew Wheeler
Clark County Attorney Since 2003

I am often asked why I defend DUI charges. My answer is: DUI is "the neighbor crime", a crime that with an extra drink or two, any of our neighbors, reliable folks we have known for years, could suddenly find themselves facing a serious criminal charge.


I have been advocating for clients in the criminal court system in Clark County for over 20 years. In the course of my legal career I have represented over 3,000 men and women charged with DUI. A majority of these clients have never been involved in the court system before, and have never returned to the court system. To that end, my obligation to those who choose to retain my services is very clear... to prevent a short-term mistake from becoming a long-term consequence.

To accomplish this goal, I focus on three elements in my client relationships:

  1. (1)Listen. Understanding the events that lead up to the DUI charge, the client's perspective and insight following the charge, and the client's overall goals, are crucial to forming a working relationship. Listening helps us establish a direction for the case, set measurable goals, and develop a plan to work together toward a successful outcome.
  2. (2)Educate. It has been my experience that the best way to prevent fear and uncertainty, while empowering clients, is to share an understanding of the overall DUI process and the specific events in a client's case. Once a client has a good understanding of the mechanics of a DUI case we can discuss the decisions and options we will encounter as we work toward a successful resolution.
  3. (3)Communicate. Even a successful outcome can become stressful if a client feels "in the dark". My team and I work to keep clients informed every step of the way. It is our job to ensure the client is cared for and informed both during the case and in the years following.
I value the clients I have represented and the small role I have played in their lives. It is my hope to continue to assist and counsel good people, my "neighbors", who are facing a DUI charge in Clark County in the years to come.

-Andrew Wheeler

Education
School name Degree Graduated
University of Idaho College of Law JD - Juris Doctor 2003
Principia College BA - Bachelor of Arts 1999
Professional Experience
Title Company name Duration
Partner Wheeler Boyd, PLLC 2005 - Present
Judge - Pro Tem Battle Ground Municipal Court 2005 - 2005
Attorney Anderson & Associates 2003 - 2005
Awards
Award name Grantor Date granted
Client's Choice- DUI Avvo 2020
Client's Choice- DUI Avvo 2019
Client's Choice- DUI Avvo 2018
Client's Choice- DUI Avvo 2017
Top 100 Trial Lawyers National Trial Lawyers 2017
Client's Choice- DUI Avvo 2016
Top 100 Trial Lawyers National Trial Lawyers Association 2016
Client's Choice- DUI Avvo 2015
10 Best Client Satisfaction American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys 2015
Client's Choice- DUI Avvo 2014
Speaking Engagements
Conference name Title Date
Trial Skill Series Session 2: Opening and Closing Statements Opening and Closing Statements 2018
CCBA Nuts and Bolts CLE Series DUI Trials 2016
What Non- Defense Lawyers Should Know About DUI's DUI Defense In Washington 2015
The Highs and Lows of the Marijuana Business Marijuana DUI Charges 2015
The Implications of Legalizing Marijuana Defending Marijuana DUI's 2014
Clark County Bar Association Defending DUI's 2013
Clark County Bar Association Litigating in District Court 2013
Clark County Bar Association District Court Practice Tips 2011
Clark County Bar Association DOL Hearing Practice Tips 2010
Clark County Bar Association DUI Motion Practice 2008

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