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Mr. Douglas G. Andrews

Andrews & Sanders Law Office

Douglas G. Andrews (912) 236-3020 Emory University, Juris Doctor, 1976 9/2023
327 West York Street, Savannah, GA 31401 WebSite:

Experience speaks for itself. If you can teach it, you can do it.


Private Practice of Law “Doing Justice the Hard Way” since 1991.
Chief Ass’t District Attorney for State Court of Chatham County, Eastern Judicial Circuit Office of the District Attorney Aug 1988 - Sep 1991.
Circuit Military Judge presiding in Special and General Courts-Martial for 7 Years; Admitted to United States Supreme Court
Staff Judge Advocate (Chief Legal Counsel) for CG, Army CID Command, Washington, DC
Federal Civil Litigation Attorney on Personnel Issues, for The Judge Advocate General of the Army, Washington, D.C.
Prosecutor and Chief Defense Counsel, 82nd Airborne Division, Jumpmaster Qualified, Senior Parachutist.
U.S. Army, Lieutenant Colonel, Retired 1988; Vietnam Veteran 1970 as Artillery Battery Commander C Btry, 2/40th Field Arty, w/199th Lt Inf Bde
Municipal Court Experience: Judge Pro-Tem: Pooler, Garden City, PtWentworth, Thunderbolt. Assoc Judge Guyton. Drug Court Judge 2001-2006
Past Commander, Tybee Light Sail & Power Squadron, District 26, USPS, 1991 and 2009.
Past Commander, American Legion Post 184, 2008-2012, Thunderbolt, GA;
Chatham County Veteran of the Year 2009-2010; Chair of Veterans Council 2013-2020.
Georgia Supreme Court-approved Mentor for newly admitted attorneys; President, Savannah Assn of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2001-2023.
Mbr: SAMOA, Natl Judge Advocate/Law Officer of 82nd Abn Div Assn; Trustee Bd of National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force.
Talking Law TV (CBS/WTOC, NBC/WSAV, ABC-FOX/WJCL, shows available on-line at and
Producer/Financier, TV Series American Fire (2015), Director Michael Shortt, Tandem Productions, Inc..
Producer, Music CD “Paul Grassey, WWII Memories” in songs, 2015, proceeds to benefit of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force.
Thunderbolt GUN TALK WTKS Talk Radio, Series Legal Expert/Presenter, Host: Dick Berman, Master Firearms Expert, NRA podcasts available:
on i-Tunes podcasts:
or at ThunderboltGuns:
Teaching Lawyers, Judges and Cops in the classroom;
...and Prosecutors in the Courtroom.

Instructor/Lecturer for Georgia Institute for Continuing Legal Education and GACDL to State Bar, Law Enforcement, and others:
March 2002: “Ethics in Negotiating and Presenting Pleas” (DUI “Boot Camp” in Gen Patton Persona for Georgia Indigent Defense Council)
June 2002: “Probable Cause in 2002: Do Viable Challenges Still Exist?” to the Georgia Bar, Atlanta, GA
December 2002: Guest Speaker at Savannah Metro Law Enforcement Executives/Chiefs Breakfast Meeting
December 2002: “Cross-Examination of the State’s Breath Testing Expert” to Georgia Bar, Atlanta, GA
April 2004: How Interrogators Obtain, on Purpose or Unintentionally, False Confessions
August 2004: “What Every Cop Needs to Know About DUI, Court Room Testimony, To Detect a Liar” to RHill PD & Bryan Co LEO
September 2004: “DUI Defenses for Cops and Courtroom Testimony” to Thunderbolt Police Dept
December 2004, Guest Lecturer for SouthEastern Traffic Enforcement Network, Ga GOHS, “DUI Defenses and Cops”
December 2004, Fifteen Hints for ALS Suspensions for DUI, GA ICLE for Lawyers, Atlanta, GA
March 2005, Lecturer for Lorman Professional Seminars, “Thirty Thoughts on Negotiation of a DUI Plea” Atlanta, GA
April-June 2005, Adjunct Professor, AASU, Litigation for Paralegals, Savannah, GA
April 2005, Lecturer, GA Assoc Crim Def Lawyers, “Significant Appellate Opinions 2000 - 2005" Daufuskie Island, SC
June 2005, Lecturer, Georgia Municipal Judges Recertification Course “15 Little Known ALS Facts” Savannah, GA
September 2005: “Urgent Legal Matters in DUI and Traffic Law in GA” to Georgia Bar, St. Simons Island, GA
December 2006, Guest Speaker for Governors Ofc of Hwy Safety/ S.E.T.E.N. “Roadblocks Done the Wrong Way”
October 2007: DUI Boot Camp for Lawyers, “50 Must-Know US Supreme Court Opinions,” GACDL, Macon, GA
May 2016, SCMPD SFST Session: Implied Consent Warning: a Threat & a Promise means it is COERCIVE, NOT truly voluntary.
Nov 30 2017: DUI Institute for GA Bar, New Implied Consent/Ignition Interlock Laws, Atlanta, GA
Jan 26, 2018: Savannah Bar Assoc: DUI Essentials ALL Lawyers Must Know, but Might Not Know
December 6, 2019, GA Bar, Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute: Panel on the Ethics of DUI Court, Atlanta
August 26, 2021: Nullifying Cop’s Opinion Evidence in DUI Cases–Fertile Ground to Plow Under, 7th DUI Super Symposium, Savannah
August 26, 2021: Strategy in Attacking at Trial Standardized Field Sobriety Tests 7th DUI Super Symposium, Savannah
Dec. 2-3, 2021 Defense of Drinking Drivers Seminar to GA Bar “ DUI and Commercial Truck Drivers” Atlanta, GA
Dec. 8-9, 2022 Defense of Drinking Drivers Seminar, GA Bar Chair of Panel on Admin License Suspension & Defense, ATL

Completed DUI-related Continuing Education:
May 10, 2019, Annual DUI Law Update, Atlanta, GA
Dec 6-7, 2018 DUI Defense Institute, Atlanta, GA
Jan 19-20 2018 National College of DUI Defense: DUI by Rx Drugs, Atlanta, GA
Nov 30-1 Dec 2017: DUI Institute Atlanta, GA
Oct 2015, May 2015, May 2016 DUI Law and Practice Update, Hqs State Bar of GA
August 2014: New Intoxilyzer 9000 Seminar: Issues for Admissibility and Analysis
April 9-10, 2014, Newly Revised 2014 SFST’s procedures, Ron Lloyd Enterprises, Savannah, GA
2011 and 2014 Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI Cases, New Orleans, LA

Completed Intoxilyzer 5000 Advanced Workshop, Atlanta, GA March 11 & 12, 2011 w/International Expert Jan Semenoff
Completed NHTSA curriculum for Certification in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing April 2008
Intoxilyzer 5000 Maintenance, Repair and Disassembly Course, Daytona Beach, FL June 24-25, 2005
Intoxilyzer 5000 & 8000 Breath Testing Training Course, Atlanta, GA December 1 - 5, 2004
Breath Alcohol Forensic Workshop/Intox 5000Breath Test Op/Maint Tech Crs, (Ass’t Instructor) WPB, FL 11/19-21/2004
CES Consulting, Intoximeter 5000® Breath Test Operator and Maint Tech Course, West Palm Beach, FL 3/2004
Nat’l College of DUI Defense, Winter Session Program conducted in Biloxi, Mississippi, February 2002
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, “Defending DUI Cases with Ingenuity” Las Vegas, October 2001
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, “Defending Serious DUI Cases” Las Vegas, October 2000
Texas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, “Stars Defending DUI Cases” Galveston, TX February 2000
Graduate of Nat’l College of DUI Defense Summer Program at Harvard University Law School, July 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004
Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, DUI Defense, Las Vegas February 1999
Mastering Scientific Evidence, Atlanta 10/1997, 4/2000, 4/2001, 4/2002, 4/2003, 4/2004
Georgia Annual DUI Law Update, Atlanta: 8/1997, 5/1998, 1999, 3/2000, 5/2001, 6/2002, May 2005, Dec 2011.
Georgia Annual Drinking Driver’s/DUI Institute, Atlanta: 2/1995, 3/1996, 12/1999, 2000, 2001, 12/2002, 12/2003, 12/2004, 12/2007
DUI Trial Tactics, William (Bubba) Head, Biloxi, MS April 1995.
Handling GA Administrative License Suspensions, Atlanta: 5/1993, 6/1994, 6/1995,8/ 2001, 8/2002, 2/2004, 2/2005