Andrew B. F. Carnabuci ⏐ Associate Attorney
Paralegal: Kiva T. Bynum
Andrew B. F. ("Andy" ) Carnabuci is an associate attorney at Rose Kallor. His practice focuses on all aspects of management-side employment law, particularly employment litigation defense. Andy represents public and private employers faced with lawsuits alleging wrongful termination and workplace discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, failure to accommodate, breach of contract, and FMLA violations. Outside of court, he is also a trusted counselor to employers, for whom he has revised employee handbooks, drafted and negotiated severance releases and employment contracts, and more recently, drafted and advised on Covid-19-related workplace policies. His practice also involves significant commercial and business tort litigation, including second-chairing a successful commercial contract trial against a Fortune 500 company. He was selected as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for 2021 and 2022 in the category of Employment Litigation: Defense; and was recognized as a Best Lawyers: One to Watch® in America in 2024 in the category of Employment Law - Management..
Andy holds a B.A. in History & Classics from Middlebury College, and a J.D. magna cum laude from Quinnipiac University School of Law, where he received a three-year Dean's Fellowship. In law school, he served as the Supervising Editor of the Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal, and his journal article, Avoiding the Fate of Argos, 31 Quinnipiac Prob. L. J. 281 (2018), was recognized with awards from both the law school and the Judge John R. Brown Excellence in American Legal Writing Competition, and is cited in both LexisNexis Practice Guide: Connecticut Estate Planning, § 4-26 (2020) and 3 Thompson on Real Property, § 27.04 (2022) on the topic of "pet trusts" under the English common law. While in law school, he also received Awards for Distinguished Academic Achievement (highest “A" given that year) in Civil Procedure II, International Law, and Jurisprudence; as well as the Award for Outstanding Legal Scholarship, the Award for Excellence in Clinical Work and the Award for Service to the Law School. He was a summer clerk for the Hon. Michael Dolinger in S.D.N.Y.
Andy is fluent in Old English, and has engaged in extensive literary scholarship in the field of medieval Old English and Anglo-Saxon literature. He has published three books of Old English translations: Þær His Eðel Wæs (2018), Beowulf: A Verse Translation from the Anglo-Saxon (2019), and King Alfred's Metres of Boethius (2022). He has been invited as a guest speaker on Anglo-Saxon poetry at several prestigious independent secondary schools in Connecticut, New York, and Washington D.C. In what remains of his free time, he enjoys trap and skeet shooting and the music of guitar-rock bands from the 1970s.
Andy is an avid transatlanticist; he is a dual-citizen of both the United States and the Republic of Ireland, and he appreciates and has written about the deep transatlantic connection our law has to its English common law and Roman civil code antecedents.
Andy is currently admitted to practice in Connecticut, United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
The Hackley School, Tarrytown, NY⏐ Diploma with Honors in History
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT ⏐ B.A., History & Classics
Quinnipiac University School of Law, North Haven, CT ⏐ J.D. magna cum laude
United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, 2019
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2020
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America, 2024 ⏐Best Lawyers®
Super Lawyers "Rising Star," 2021-2022⏐Thomson Reuters
Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Platinum, 2022-2023⏐Martindale-Hubbell
Judge John R. Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing, 2018⏐Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation
Dean's Fellowship, 2015-2018⏐Quinnipiac University School of Law
Connecticut Bar Association; New Britain, CT ⏐ Member
Defense Research Institute; Chicago, IL ⏐ Young Lawyers Steering Committee
Lawyers Defending American Democracy Boston, MA ⏐ Member
Int'l Soc. for the Study of Early Medieval England; Cambridge, U.K. ⏐ Member
- Avoiding the Fate of Argos, 31 Quinnipiac Prob. L. J. 281 (2018)
- Þær His Eðel Wæs: An Anthology of Anglo-Saxon Poetry in Translation (KDP, 2018)
- Beowulf: A Verse Translation from the Anglo-Saxon (KDP, 2019)
- Metres of Boethius (KDP, 2022)
Coach, Trinity Fencing Team ⏐ Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Employment Moot Court Team Coach ⏐ Quinnipiac University School of Law, North Haven, CT
Special Consultant ⏐ Wesleyan University, Center for Prison Education, Middletown, CT