Andrew T. Hambelton



Andy concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts nationwide and before arbitration panels. He represents public and private companies, as well as individuals, in disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, director and officer liability, business torts, unfair competition, theft of trade secrets, intellectual property, and real estate. Andy also represents clients in class actions throughout the country, including class actions alleging violations of the federal securities laws. Andy routinely represents companies and directors and officers in shareholder derivative litigation and merger related litigation. Andy’s practice is focused on industries such as software, technology, solar, licensing, brand management, manufacturing, and retail.

In addition to representing clients in litigation, Andy routinely advises clients on litigation avoidance strategies.

Outside the Firm

Andy is the proud father of three and enjoys spending time outside the office with his wife, Shirley, and their kids. Among other things, Andy devotes his time as a volunteer coach with Ardsley Little League.


  • Represented a publicly traded brand management company in numerous litigations and arbitrations nationwide.
  • Represented publicly traded real estate investment trust in securities class action.
  • Represented publicly traded technology company in shareholder derivative litigation.
  • Represented publicly traded medical technology company in litigation related to a merger.
  • Represented a luxury watch company in a dispute with certain of its retail clients. 
  • Represented a publicly traded software developer in a contractual dispute with its hedge fund administrator client.
  • Represented the administrator of an estate in a dissolution of a limited liability company.
  • Represented a dental manufacturer in trade secrets dispute. 
  • Represented shareholder of a privately held company in breach of fiduciary duty claim. 


  • 2015–2020, New York Metro “Rising Star” in Business Litigation, listed in Super Lawyers



  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
Professional Activities

Andy supports the firm’s commitment to pro bono and has represented pro bono clients in matters related to natural disasters, civil rights, and domestic relations.



  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts


  • Tufts University, BA
  • Brooklyn Law School, JD, cum laude