ANDREW J. CAMPANELLI
State and Federal Litigation: Since beginning his legal career as a litigator in 1992, Mr. Campanelli has handled over 7,000 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.
TCA Based Litigation: Mr. Campanelli handles litigation based upon the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996. He provides such litigation services in defending local governments against whom a wireless carrier or site developer has commenced a federal action under the TCA. He also represents intervenors, those being parties those who are not initially joined as a party within any such federal lawsuit, but who may be adversely affected by the outcome of the same and who concomitantly move to intervene within such lawsuits to protect their respective interests.
TCA Based Local Zoning Ordinance Review: Mr. Campanelli performs in-depth analyses of local zoning ordinances, and counsels local governments as to amendments which should be made to local zoning codes to vest respective local governments with the broadest power to control the placements of cell towers and other wireless facilities, to the full extent intended by the United States Congress when it preserved such powers to local governments under the Telecommunications act of 1996.
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.
TCA Based Local Zoning Application Review & Consulting: Mr. Campanelli additionally provides zoning application consulting services to local governments, wherein he reviews submissions from wireless carriers, site developers and property owners, in support of applications seeking approvals for the wireless facilities, and provides guidance to such local governments, to ensure that in rendering determinations upon such applications, the local government does so in a manner consistent with the constraints of the TCA.
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.
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.
State and Federal Litigation
TCA Based Litigation
TCA Based Local Zoning Ordinance Review
Cell Tower Opposition Nationwide
TCA Based Local Zoning Application Review & Consulting
Civil Rights Litigation
Civil Forfeiture Prosecution and Defense
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.
Quinnipiac School of Law, J.D. 1992
State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, BA, cum laude, 1989
American Bar Association
Bar Association of Nassau County Inc.
Most Recent Presentations
Local Government Regulation of Wireless Facilities III
2020 Association of Towns of the State of New York Annual Meeting and Training School
Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York, February 18, 2020
Local Government Regulation of Wireless Facilities II
Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board
Corning Community College, Corning NY, April 5, 2018
Local Government Regulation of Wireless Facilities II
Training Seminar – Wayne County, Department of Planning, June 5, 2017
Local Government Regulation of Wireless Facilities
New York State Conference of Mayors, July 24, 2013
Volunteer Coach, Catholic Youth Organization Girls Volleyball
Volunteer, Mock Trial Judge, Nassau County Bar Association, Statewide Annual High School Mock Trial Tournament