Attorney Andrew A. Carpenter was born and raised in Wheeling, West Virginia. Mr. Carpenter received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from West Virginia University (2015), where he majored in History. Following his undergraduate career, Mr. Carpenter graduated from Duquesne University School of Law (2018) with a Juris Doctor and a concentration in Labor and Employment Law.
During his law school career, Mr. Carpenter gained many valuable legal experiences. During that time, he held internship positions at the United Steelworkers, the U.S. Department of Labor – National Labor Relations Board, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of West Virginia. While at Duquesne, Mr. Carpenter was also a Research Assistant for a Professor teaching Evidence. Mr. Carpenter also received CALI Awards in Labor Law, Constitutional Law, Business Planning, Tax Law, and Remedies.
After graduating law school, Mr. Carpenter worked for a mid-size firm in the Pittsburgh area, where he focused on cases related to acquisitions of commercial communication assets. Beginning in 2019, Mr. Carpenter started his litigation experience working for an in-house insurance defense firm in Pittsburgh, where he also held a position as a law clerk during his law school career. Thereafter, Mr. Carpenter worked for a mid-size law firm in Pittsburgh focusing on employment law, construction law, school law, and general business litigation.
Mr. Carpenter moved back home in 2022 and joined Toriseva Law. Mr. Carpenter primarily focuses his practice on employment law, civil service for first responders, consumer protection law, and representing victims of sexual abuse and assault.
– Carpenter comes from a long ancestry of blue-collar unionized workers and much enjoys fighting for working class people as an attorney.
– Prior to going to law school, Mr. Carpenter obtained a Class A CDL and drove commercially while attending WVU.
– Carpenter and his wife have two lovely dachshunds named Ellie and Flair.
– In 2021 and 2022, Mr. Carpenter was an adjunct professor at Bethany College where he taught Business Law I and Business Law II.