Attorney Andrew R. Crumbie
Attorney Andrew R. Crumbie is the founder and owner of Crumbie Law Group, LLC. Prior to starting the firm, Andrew worked in state and federal law enforcement for 20 years. Beginning his law enforcement career with the Connecticut State Police, Andrew served as Detective, Sergeant, and Chief of Staff to the Commissioner, and Deputy Commissioner of the Division of Scientifics Services. For several years, Andrew was assigned to the Connecticut Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), as a Task Force agent where he worked closely with the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut.
As detective, Andrew conducted background investigations for licensure of executive employees for Connecticut’s gaming industry. Here, Andrew assisted in developing risk mitigation policies, regulatory structures, and conducted criminal investigations into fraud, forgery, bribery, counterfeiting, racketeering, and related white collar crimes in the gaming industry.
In his work with the FBI and the Office of the United States Attorney, Andrew participated in numerous Grand Jury investigations into national criminal syndicates. As Chief of Staff to the State Police Commissioner, he assisted in daily management of an 1800 member department of sworn police officers and civilian staff.
In the role of Deputy Commissioner for the State Police Division of Scientific Services, Andrew managed the Forensic Science and Toxicology Laboratory as well as organized and developed the State’s first Computer Crime and Electronic Evidence Lab. Here, Andrew managed the processing and handling of physical evidence collected from crime scenes throughout Connecticut. In this role, Andrew had the distinction of serving with world-renowned forensic scientist, Dr. Henry Lee and traveled throughout Asia with Dr. Lee conducting training for various police departments there in investigative techniques, evidence preservation, and crime scene reconstruction.
After the events of September 11, 2001, as State Police Sergeant, Andrew assisted in the development of best practices and anti-terror policies for the DPS, Department of Homeland Security for implementation at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut.
Andrew earned his J.D. the Massachusetts School of Law, where he was awarded the Massachusetts Black Judges Conference Book Award for academic achievement. He also received a Masters Degree in Business Management from Cambridge College.
Andrew’s Appointments and recognition include: the Client Security Fund Committee, appointed by Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice, The Honorable Chase Rogers; the Cultural Competency Committee of the Public Service and Trust Commission, appointed by Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice, The Honorable Chase Rogers; Chairman of the Connecticut Citizenship Fund Committee, appointed by Connecticut Secretary of State, The Honorable Denise Merrill; the Malta House of Care, Board Member; the St. Francis Foundation, Board Member; the Wilson Gray YMCA, Board of Managers. Recipient of the High Achiever in the law “Lawyers of Color” feature of the Connecticut Law Tribune.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Municipal Services
- Corporate Investigation
- Corporate Governance
- Commercial Litigation
- Commercial Transactions
- Massachusetts School of Law, J.D. Massachusetts Black Judges Conference Book Award
- Cambridge College, B.A., M.M
- State of Connecticut
- U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
- US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
- Connecticut Bar Association
- Connecticut Judicial Branch, Committee on Cultural Competency
- George W. Crawford, Black Bar Association
- City of Hartford Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
- Center for Urban Research, Education and Training Inc., Board of Directors
- Hartford Law and Public Service Academy, Advisory Board