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Andrew J. Carafelli

Of Counsel

Location: Englewood, Colorado
Phone: 720-875-9140
Fax: 720-875-9141
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An attorney since 1988, Andy is an “AV” rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell and is licensed to practice in Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming and Montana. He earned his J.D. from Nova-Southeastern University, Sheppard-Broad School of Law after receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland in 1985.

Andy’s diverse practice throughout Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming and Montana focuses on insurance defense, general casualty, transportation law, oil and gas concerns, environmental law and the representation of public entities and their employees. His practice includes the defense of Railroads including, but not limited to, FELA and grade crossing accident litigation. He also represents major airports in Colorado, with respect to personal injury and environmental claims. His outdoor recreational practice includes the representation of a number of whitewater rafting, horseback riding stables and climbing guide services throughout the West.

Andy was recognized as one of Denver’s Top Rated Attorney’s in 2014 in Transportation Law by ALM and Martindale Hubbell.

A sought-after speaker, Andy has presented at National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel meetings on numerous topics including Federal Preemption, Daubert challenges and derailments. He has also provided presentations to various groups on police liability actions and the Governmental Immunity Act.

Andy is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, Nebraska Bar Association, Wyoming Bar Association, Montana Bar Association, the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel and the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Court of Federal Claims, the 8th and 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for Colorado, the United States District Court for Nebraska and the State Courts of Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and Montana.

Year Joined Firm:

  • 2019

Areas of Practice:

  • Insurance Defense
  • General Casualty
  • Transportation Law
  • Environmental Law / Oil & Gas
  • Railroad / FELA
  • Outdoor Recreation

Certified Legal Specialties:

  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell

Bar Admissions:

  • Colorado
  • Nebraska
  • Montana
  • Wyoming
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court of Nebraska


  • Nova-Southeastern, Law School – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    • J.D.
  • University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Representative Clients:

  • AIG Aerospace Group
  • Passenger Railroads and Class III Short Line Railroads
  • Major airports in Colorado
  • Public entities and their employees

Honors and Awards:

  • Top Rated Attorney in Transportation Law by ALM and Martindale Hubbell 2014

Classes / Seminars / Presenting Speaker:

  • Presented at National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel on topics including Federal Preemption, Daubert challenges and Derailments.
  • Presentations on police liability actions and the Governmental Immunity Act.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association

Colorado Bar Association

  • Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys | Listed Over 10 Years
  • Best's Client Recommended Insurance Attorneys 2018
  • Themis Advocates Group | The National Network of Preeminent Law Firms
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association - The Civil Defense Bar
  • DRI Member

AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

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Harris, Karstaedt, Jamison & Powers, P.C.
10333 E. Dry Creek Road
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Englewood, CO 80112

Phone: 720-875-9140
Fax: 720-875-9141

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