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  1. 1. Responsive. Experienced. Principled. 280 Trumbull Street ∙ 21st Floor ∙ Hartford ∙ CT ∙ 06103 T: 860.725.0025 ∙ F: 860.760.0308 ∙ W:
  2. 2. ABOUT THE FIRM The Crumbie Law Group is a general practice law firm located in downtown Hartford, Connecticut that CRUMBIE LAW GROUP, LLC provide an array of general counsel services to corporations, municipalities, non-profit entities, quasi- public authorities, financial institutions, and insurance companies. The firm currently employs seven attorneys with a wide array of experience in litigation, regulatory issues, and commercial transactions. Crumbie Law Group provides cost-effective representation for both routine and complex matters and emphasizes a team approach to client service that smaller law firms just can’t match and where larger law firms may be cost prohibitive.
  3. 3. LEGAL SERVICES LITIGATION The Crumbie Law Group maintains a diverse general litigation practice that includes experience in personal CRUMBIE LAW GROUP, LLC injury law, employment and commercial disputes. The firm regularly accepts cases from both plaintiffs and defendants, including motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, products liability, and slip-and-fall actions. In addition to its general litigation practice, the Crumbie Law Group has developed specialized expertise in defending lawsuits against cities, towns, police departments, police officers, school districts, commissions, utility companies, and city and town employees. These legal actions often allege violations of constitutional rights, negligence in hiring, training, supervision and retention, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination and other torts.
  4. 4. In addition to our other practice areas, the Crumbie Law Group is a leader in performing internal investigations aimed at eliminating fraud, embezzlement, and other corrupt business practices. With over 50 years combined experience conducting INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES state and federal criminal investigations, CLG is an industry leader in identifying suspect behavior and assessing a corporation's risk for such behavior. Our investigative and audit personnel are skilled at evidence collection, preservation and analysis, and have vast experience in “interview and interrogation" techniques.
  5. 5. SPECIALIZED INVESTIGATIONS CLG personnel have nearly 50 years cumulative experience conducting specialized investigations for the state and federal government and have varying levels of experience in: INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES Personnel Background Investigations Financial Fraud Investigations Theft Corruption Investigations Misappropriation of Funds Electronic Records Recovery Corporate Due Diligence Public Records Research
  6. 6. 280 Trumbull Street, 21st Floor Hartford, CT 06103 T: 860.725.0025 F: 860.760.0308 E: ATTORNEY ANDREW R. CRUMBIE Attorney ANDREW R. CRUMBIE AREAS OF PRACTICE is CLG’s founder and owner. Andrew has 20 years experience • Investigative Services in federal and state law • Corruption Prevention enforcement. Beginning his law • Corporate Governance enforcement career with the • Municipal and Business Connecticut State Police, serving Litigation several of those years assigned to • Commercial Litigation the Connecticut Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Andrew has EDUCATION served in various capacities including, Detective, Task Force • Massachusetts School of Law, J.D. Agent, Sergeant, Deputy Massachusetts Black Judges Commissioner, and Chief of Staff Conference Book Award to the Commissioner. • Cambridge College, B.A., M.M As detective, Andrew conducted background investigations BAR ADMISSIONS for licensure of executive employees, assisted in development • State of Connecticut of risk mitigation policies, regulatory structures, and • U.S. District Court, District of conducted criminal investigations into fraud, forgery, bribery, Connecticut counterfeiting, and related white collar crimes, in a multi- billion dollar industry. MEMBERSHIPS As Task Force Agent with the FBI, Andrew worked closely with • Connecticut Bar Association the Office of the United States Attorney, District of • Connecticut Judicial Branch, Connecticut, to conduct grand jury investigations into national Committee on Cultural Competency criminal organizations. • George W. Crawford, Black Bar Association Andrew also served in the capacity of Deputy Commissioner • City of Hartford Chamber of while head of the State Police Forensic Science Laboratory. Commerce, Board of Directors Here, Andrew was responsible for oversight for forensic • Center for Urban Research, examination of physical evidence in all criminal cases in the Education and Training Inc., state of Connecticut. As a milestone of this assignment, Board of Directors Andrew created and developed the State’s first Computer • Hartford Law and Public Service Crime and Electronic Evidence Laboratory. Serving in this Academy, Advisory Board capacity with world-renowned forensic scientist, Dr. Henry Lee, Andrew traveled throughout Asia with Dr. Lee conducting RECENT PUBLICATIONS seminars and instructing training in investigative techniques and crime scene reconstruction. • “A Commitment to Play by the Rules,” CT Law Tribune, March 2009
  7. 7. 280 Trumbull Street, 21st Floor Hartford, CT 06103 T: 860.725.0025 F: 860.760.0308 ATTORNEY HENRI ALEXANDRE Attorney HENRI ALEXANDRE is AREAS OF PRACTICE a well-established and highly respected trial attorney with •Municipal and Business over 27 years at the Connecticut Litigation Bar. Most recently, Attorney • Commercial Litigation Alexandre served as Department Head in the office of the State Attorney General. In this role, EDUCATION Attorney Alexandre managed a •University of Connecticut School of large team of Assistant Law, J.D., 1982 Attorneys General and support •Central Connecticut State University, staff in defending various state B.A., 1976 public safety agencies including the State Police, Department of Corrections, Board of Pardons BAR ADMISSIONS and Paroles, Office of Adult Probation, and Board of • State of Connecticut Firearms and Permit Examiners. • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut In addition to serving in his various leadership roles in the OAG, Attorney Alexandre tried many cases to the court and to jury verdict in state and federal court and argued MEMBERSHIPS numerous appeals in the Connecticut Supreme Court and Appellate Court as well as the United States Court of • Connecticut Bar Association Appeals for the Second Circuit. • American Bar Association In his over 25 years working in the OAG, Attorney Alexandre has litigated issues and supervised investigations in some of the most significant cases in Connecticut’s recent history. Attorney Alexandre’s work at the OAG has had far- reaching impact on policies at the highest levels of state government. Henri speaks French and is fluent in Haitian Creole. Henri received a Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut, School of Law, in 1982 and a Bachelors of Art in Psychology from Central Connecticut State University in 1976.
  8. 8. 280 Trumbull Street, 21st Floor Hartford, CT 06103 T: 860.725.0025 F: 860.760.0308 E: ATTORNEY JOANNA CZEKAJEWSKI Attorney JOANNA CZEKAJEWSKI is AREAS OF PRACTICE an experienced civil litigator. She concentrates her practice in the • Commercial Litigation areas of commercial litigation, • Premises and Retail Property premises and retail practice liability, personal injury, municipal services, • Personal Injury corporate governance and labor and • Municipal Services employment law. Attorney • Corporate Governance Czekajewski previously worked at a • Labor and Employment Law large prominent Hartford law firm where she focused on tort litigation including products liability, premises EDUCATION liability and retail practice liability. In addition, she represented the • University of Connecticut School interests of trucking and transportation companies and of Law, J.D. insurers of trucking companies in Connecticut Journal of state and federal courts against International Law, Executive Editor claims of negligence, wrongful death, • University of Pennsylvania, B.A. cargo damage and products liability. Attorney Czekajewski has experience handling complex civil and BAR ADMISSIONS commercial litigation matters involving breach of contract, construction defects, insurance coverage disputes, non-compete • State of Connecticut agreements, environmental claims, unfair trade practices, • U.S. District Court, District of business torts and disputes, wrongful employment termination, Connecticut landlord-tenant disputes and property tax appeals. Attorney Czekajewski has considerable state and federal trial experience as well as alternative dispute resolution experience, including arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association and the MEMBERSHIPS International Centre for Dispute Resolution. • American Bar Association During law school, Attorney Czekajewski served as Executive • Connecticut Bar Association Editor of the Connecticut Journal of International Law, was a • Connecticut Trial Lawyers moot court teaching assistant and studied abroad at Leiden Association Universiteit in the Netherlands, concentrating in European Union • Hartford County Bar Association law. Attorney Czekajewski is originally from Poland and is fluent • Fairfield County Bar Association in Polish. She is active in the Connecticut Bar Association, having served on the Young Lawyers Executive Committee and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Penn Club of Hartford County.
  9. 9. 280 Trumbull Street, 21st Floor Hartford, CT 06103 T: 860.725.0025 F: 860.760.0308 E: ATTORNEY MARK DUMAS Attorney MARK DUMAS is an AREAS OF PRACTICE experienced trial lawyer who • Municipal Litigation has litigated complex cases • Commercial Litigation involving commercial disputes, • Employee Counseling and Training municipal liability, employment • Product Liability law, product liability claims, • IP and Trade Secret Litigation and catastrophic personal injuries. He is a graduate of EDUCATION Boston College and Yeshiva • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. Cardozo School of Law, where Cardozo Law Review he was a Dean’s Scholar and member of the Cardozo Law • Boston College, B.A. Review. BAR ADMISSIONS Mark’s current practice includes representing businesses, • State of Connecticut government agencies, and individuals in complex litigation • U.S. District Court, District of before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Connecticut He frequently appears before the Connecticut Commission • U.S. Court of Appeals for the on Human Rights and Opportunity and advises clients on Second Circuit various aspects of employment law. He is admitted to • State of New York practice law in Connecticut and New York and before the • U.S. District Court, Eastern District United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and of New York before the United States District Court for the District of • U.S. District Court, Southern District Connecticut, the Eastern District of New York, and the of New York Southern District of New York. MEMBERSHIPS In addition to his practice, Mark is an active member of • Connecticut Bar Association various bar associations and community organizations. He • CT Trial Lawyers Association is a member of the American Inns of Court, Connecticut Bar • Greater Bridgeport Bar Association Association, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Greater • National Transportation Safety Bridgeport Bar Association, and National Transportation Board Association Safety Board Bar Association. He has also published articles on corporate fraud and Connecticut’s Freedom of RECENT PUBLICATIONS Information Act. • “A Better Way to Access Online Records,” The CT Post, 2009 • “A Commitment to Play by the Rules,” CT Law Tribune, March 2009
  10. 10. 280 Trumbull Street, 21st Floor Hartford, CT 06103 T: 860.725.0025 F: 860.760.0308 E: ATTORNEY NAURIN HASMI Attorney NAURIN HASMI AREAS OF PRACTICE received her J.D. from the University of Connecticut • Labor and Employment Law • Municipal Services School of Law and was • Personal Injury admitted to practice in • Real Estate Connecticut in 2009. While • Commercial Transactions in law school, Attorney Hashmi was a Dean’s Scholar and was actively involved in EDUCATION campus life through various • University of Connecticut, School leadership positions. She of Law, J.D., Dean’s Scholar focused her studies in real • Rutgers University, B.A., with estate and business law and Honors earned clinical credits through her work for the Connecticut Urban Legal BAR ADMISSIONS Initiative. • State of Connecticut, 2009 • State of New York (pending oath) Previously, Attorney Hashmi worked in a Connecticut based real estate development company drafting and managing commercial leases MEMBERSHIPS and conducting other commercial real estate transactions. • Connecticut Bar Association • South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut Attorney Hashmi is fluent in Hindi/Urdu. • American Bar Association
  11. 11. 280 Trumbull Street, 21st Floor Hartford, CT 06103 T: 860.725.0025 F: 860.760.0308 E: ATTORNEY JUSTIN M. PAWLUK Attorney JUSTIN M. AREAS OF PRACTICE PAWLUK is an experienced • Civil Litigation attorney with extensive • Commercial Disputes experience in civil litigation. • Contract Law His practice has included • Employment Law • Environmental Law analysis and resolution of • Intellectual Property Law complicated issues in contract, employment, and environmental law. EDUCATION • Georgetown University Law Center • Loyola University, New Orleans As part of his civil litigation practice, Attorney Pawluk has had regular experience in dealing with commercial issues including bankruptcy law, BAR ADMISSIONS commercial collections, and the Uniform • State of Connecticut Commercial Code. • Commonwealth of Virginia Justin is a graduate of Georgetown University Law MEMBERSHIPS Center in Washington, D.C. where he was awarded • Connecticut Bar Association the Charles A Keigwin Memorial Scholarship for • Hartford County Bar Association academic excellence. • American Bar Association Justin is a member of the American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, and Hartford County Bar Association. In addition to representing clients in complex commercial disputes, Justin volunteers his services by representing children for Connecticut’s Lawyers for Children America.
  12. 12. 280 Trumbull Street, 21st Floor Hartford, CT 06103 T: 860.725.0025 F: 860.760.0308 E: ATTORNEY EDWARD M. SCHENKEL Attorney EDWARD M. AREAS OF PRACTICE SCHENKEL is an associate of the firm whose practice is • Municipal Litigation concentrated in real estate law • Commercial Litigation and municipal litigation. • Real Estate Law Attorney Schenkel counsels • Freedom of Information Act Chief of Police, police officers, tax collectors, and other municipal employees in addition EDUCATION to advising municipalities and state agencies on complex • University of Connecticut regulatory issues. School of Law, J.D., with honors Attorney Schenkel regularly conducts residential and • University of Delaware, B.S., commercial real estate transactions including the drafting of cum laude commercial leases and buy-sell agreements. Attorney Schenkel also has experience working with the Hartford Planning and Zoning Commission. BAR ADMISSIONS Before joining CLG, Attorney Schenkel represented • State of Connecticut incarcerated youths while at the American Civil Liberties • U.S. District Court, District of Union (ACLU). He also gained Endangered Species Act (ESA) Connecticut and Connecticut Environmental Policy Act (CEPA) litigation experience while working for the Connecticut Fund for the Environment. MEMBERSHIPS Edward M. Schenkel received his B.S. from The University of • Connecticut Bar Association Delaware and his J.D. with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law. Ed is admitted to practice law in Connecticut and before the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. He is also a member of the Connecticut Bar Association.
  13. 13. Responsive. Experienced. Principled.