Andrew J. Campanelli

Principal
Phone: (516) 746-1600
Fax: (516) 746-2611

Practice Focus

State and Federal Litigation

Since beginning his legal career as a litigator in 1992, Mr. Campanelli has handled over 5,000 civil and criminal cases, and he has litigated over 1,000 cases to conclusion.
He has prosecuted and defended a wide range of cases in both State and Federal Courts.

Qui Tam (whistleblower) Actions Nationwide

Mr. Campanelli has handled and/or investigated qui tam (whistleblower) cases in 23 states, which have ranged from defense contractor fraud, frauds committed by general government providers, federal grant fraud, and frauds against Medicare, Medicaid and/or Tricare. Typical medical provider and supplier frauds have included phantom billing, upcoding, bundling, unbundling, false certifications and a wide range of others.

Cell Tower Opposition Nationwide

Mr. Campanelli has handled cell tower opposition matters from New York to California. His services have ranged from providing representation, counsel and/or guidance in defeating cell tower applications before all forms of local zoning authorities and boards, and cell tower litigation in federal courts, to assisting local governments in drafting and enacting local ordinances which vest such local governments with maximum authority to regulate the installation of wireless facilities within their jurisdictions, and which afford their citizenry maximum protections against both the irresponsible placement of cell towers and overexposure to the levels of RF radiation emanating from same.

Civil Forfeiture Prosecution and Defense

Mr. Campanelli has prosecuted and defended thousands of civil forfeiture cases. He has prosecuted thousands of civil forfeiture cases on behalf of the claiming authority, as well as defended hundreds of forfeiture cases on behalf of the owners of property against which a government entity was pursuing forfeiture.

Civil Rights Litigation

Mr. Campanelli has been prosecuting federal civil rights cases against governments, government actors and persons acting under color of state law since 1995. Such cases have included actions against Counties, Towns and Villages as well as their elected officials, employees and agents, a sitting County Executive, sitting County Attorney, and a vast array of zoning code enforcement officers, building inspectors, police, and other government officials, employees and agents.

Select Criminal Defense

Mr. Campanelli offers his services to provide criminal defense in select criminal cases. Such criminal matters he generally agrees to accept are typically limited to those criminal cases that are politically driven, high profile, and/or involve charges which are meritless, but which are being pursued against one or more individuals for political motivations, or as a result of the inexperience, incompetence or personal animus on the part of a prosecutor, police official, code enforcement officer, building inspector, or other person operating under color of state or federal law.

Practice Areas

State and Federal Litigation
Qui Tam (whistleblower) Actions Nationwide
Cell Tower Opposition Nationwide
Civil Forfeiture Prosecution and Defense
Civil Rights Litigation
Select Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of International Trade

United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
United States District Court, Western District of Arkansas
United States District Court, District of Colorado
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
United States District Court, Central District of Illinois
United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois
United States District Court, District of Nebraska
United States District Court, Northern District of New York
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
United States District Court, Western District of New York
United States District Court, District of North Dakota
United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

State of New York
State of Connecticut

Note: Pro Hac Vice Admissions (admissions in other States) are not listed.

Education

Quinnipiac School of Law, J.D. 1992
State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, BA, cum laude, 1989

Professional Associations

American Bar Association
Bar Association of Nassau County Inc.

Presentations

Presenter: Local Government Regulation of Wireless Facilities II,
Training Seminar – Wayne County, Department of Planning, June 5, 2017

Presenter: Local Government Regulation of Wireless Facilities,
New York State Conference of Mayors, July 24, 2013

Community Involvement

Volunteer Coach, Catholic Youth Organization Girls Volleyball Coach
Volunteer, Mock Trial Judge, Nassau County Bar Association, Statewide Annual High School Mock Trial Tournament