Andrew K. Sandman

Former Wake County Asst District Attorney
Professional Associations

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Raleigh

Lifelong Raleigh resident Andrew Sandman decided to begin his own criminal defense firm in 1995. Ten years later, he and Bill Finn became law partners and, soon after, welcomed Trey Fitzhugh into the partnership as well.

His Journey Through Undergraduate Education and Law School

Prior to beginning his own firm, Attorney Sandman attended North Carolina State University where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Business Management in 1990. Immediately after college, Attorney Sandman was accepted to The Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University.

While at Campbell, Andrew started an internship with the Wake County District Attorney’s Office and worked there during both his second and third years of law school. Additionally, he was selected by the faculty to be a member of the Trial Team and had the honor of receiving the Order of Old Kivett.

His Position with the Wake County District Attorney’s Office

While still in law school, Attorney Sandman was offered a position with the Wake County District Attorney’s office upon graduation. In 1993, he started his criminal law career. He worked in this position for almost three years. During his time there, he prosecuted thousands of different criminal matters involving:

Additionally, he served as the Chief Prosecutor for all of the misdemeanor courtrooms for Wake County.

In 1995, he opened a private practice as a defense attorney. Today, he is defending clients in Wake and the surrounding counties.

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Raleigh

Education & Experience:

  • 1990 B.A. North Carolina State University
  • 1993 JD Campbell University School of Law
  • 1993-1995 Assistant District Attorney Wake County
  • 1995-2005 Andrew K. Sandman, Attorney at Law
  • 2005-2008 Sandman & Finn. PLLC, Partner
  • 2008-Present Sandman, Finn & Fitzhugh, PLLC, Partner

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Raleigh


  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Our Team

William F. Finn Jr.

Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

In 1998, Bill was hand-picked by the elected District Attorney to join a state-wide panel of experts to write and edit the North Carolina Prosecutors Guide to DWIs.

Berryman J. Fitzhugh, III

Former Wake County Asst District Attorney

During his tenure at the District Attorney's Office in Raleigh, Trey prosecuted felonies, misdemeanors, DWI cases, and other criminal offenses.