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Andrew A. Feinstein “Andy”

Principal Attorney

Andy Feinstein has represented children with disabilities and their families pursuing appropriate educational programs for the past twenty-two years, first in Hartford with Attorney David C. Shaw, from 2008 to 2015, as a solo practitioner in Mystic, Connecticut, and, since July 1, 2015, as the owner of Feinstein Education Law Group, LLC. He is a founder, the treasurer, and Legislative Committee chair of Special Education Equity for Kids in Connecticut (SEEK-CT). He serves on the Board and as co-chair of the Government Relations Committee for the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA), the preeminent national special education advocacy organization. He has argued a number of cases on behalf of COPAA before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

"I use my experience and deep knowledge of the subject to fight for the rights of students with disabilities and their families."

He serves as an adjunct professor of special education at Central Connecticut State University, teaching both special education teachers and administrators. Attorney Feinstein graduated from Wesleyan University in 1972 and the New York University School of Law in 1975. He completed the Senior Manager in Government Program at the Kennedy School, Harvard University, in 1983. He has served as a professional staff member of the House Committee on Armed Services and Chief Counsel of the House Civil Service Subcommittee. Formerly, he chaired United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Hartford and served on the Board of Community Health Charities of Connecticut for many years. He was formerly the Treasurer of Temple Emanu-El in Waterford, Connecticut, and teaches eighth grade Sunday school. Andy lives in Mystic with his wife Liz Bochain and their grandson Jacob.

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Connecticut

Education

  • J.D. - New York University School of Law, 1975

  • B.A. - Wesleyan University, 1972

  • Senior Manager in Government - Harvard Kennedy School, 1983

Professional Associations

  • Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA)

    • Co-Chair, Government Relations Committee

  • Special Education Equity for Kids in Connecticut (SEEK)

    • Treasurer & Legislative Chair

Past Positions

  • U.S. House Committee on Armed Services, Staff Member

  • U.S. House Civil Service Subcommittee, Chief Counsel

  • United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Hartford, Chair

Classes & Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor of Special Education Law, Central Connecticut State University

Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2020–2021

  • Super Lawyers, 2018, 2019, 2020