- LL.B. National University of Ireland in Galway (Honors)
- BA National University of Ireland in Galway (Honors)
- New York
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- Criminal Law
- Albany NY
Thomas J. Carr, Esq.
Director of Legal Services - North
Tom offers a full range of criminal litigation and courtroom services including misdemeanor and felony cases from pre-arraignment through trial. His proven litigation techniques and prosecutorial outlook are valuable in forming a viable defense strategy.
Born in Galway, Ireland, Tom attended the National University of Ireland where he received his BA in Economics and Law. He was employed with the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin and then with the Department of Defense, Operations and Civilian Employee Bureaus in Galway. Tom received his law degree from the National University of Ireland and was awarded the Sweet and Maxwell Law prize for first place in the study of law.
After graduating from Law School, Tom moved to New York and worked in the Office of the District Attorney in Brooklyn, prosecuting serious crimes including narcotics and gang violence. Thereafter, he entered private practice focusing on Criminal and Civil Litigation, including Family Court, Surrogates Court, Criminal Court, Housing Court, Civil Court and Supreme Court cases. In 2004, Tom became a DWI prosecutor for Delaware County. Later, as Bureau Chief in the Special Victims Unit in Rensselaer County, Tom regularly handled felony and misdemeanor sex crimes, domestic violence, crimes against children and crimes against the elderly. In addition to his work at the offices of the District Attorney, Tom joined the New York State Assembly Minority staff as an associate counsel and later became Deputy Legislative Director.
Tom is often called upon by local and national news organizations to comment on prominent criminal cases. He has been called upon as an expert in both the political and legal fields for Fox News, Capital News 9, News Channel 10, CBS 6 and News Channel 13, as well as National Public Radio (NPR) and WGY, making numerous appearances on the Al Roney Show as well as The Tully Rinckey Legal Power Hour, and the Ask the Lawyer segment on WGNA and WBZZ.
Tom lives in Rensselaer County. He is an active member in the NRA where he is a Certified Firearms Instructor and Range Safety Officer. He is also a New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Certified Police Academy Instructor. Tom is an active member in NYSRPA and served on the board of directors of the Humane Society of Central Delaware County.
- Thomas J. Carr - Successfully defended U.S. Border Patrol agents Dennis J. Rascoe and Daniel S. Taylor who were justified in shooting Timothy J. Fleury in what authorities call a drug related incident.
“Services were professionally rendered. I am so pleased with the services and professionalism of all of the staff at the firm. I would recommend anyone and everyone to this firm.” - M.L. on partner Thomas J. Carr
The impression of the firm was professional and competent. My case was handled with precision and my concerns were handled with speed. Your approach to retaining and maintaining a client is refreshing and winning. You are now my lawyer. – …
Tom weighed all factors including family, personal, as well as legal in recommending any course of action. Mr. Carr was professional, courteous, informative, and was always readily accessible to obtain required case status. I felt like I was one of …
A federal appeals court says former New York Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno can be tried on two counts of mail fraud despite his claims it would constitute double jeopardy.
Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Thomas Carr, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Carr takes a closer look at domestic disputes, theft, and seeking attorney advice.
Albany County District Attorney David Soares and City Court Judge William Carter take their dispute over Occupy Albany protestors to state Supreme Court. Tully Rinckey PLLC Director of Legal Services Thomas Carr speaks with WAMC Northeast Public Radio about this …
By: Neil A.G. McPhie, Esq. With the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s March Madness basketball tournament around the corner, federal employees will again face the temptation of participating in office pools and betting a few dollars. It never ceases to amaze …
“I don’t think it’s like anybody’s going to come along with swords and slashing off the heads of property, but it’s where the homeowner has moved out because they are someplace in the foreclosure process and they either perceive that …
By: Mathew Tully, Esq. Question: Are employers allowed to not hire someone “up in years” because he is “overqualified”? Answer: Under New York state and federal law, employers cannot discriminate against workers on the basis of their age. New York’s …
By Thomas J. Carr With the cold weather finally setting in for good, Capital Region drivers still have time to take preventative steps that could save them from costly traffic tickets and motor vehicle accidents. By making sure their cars …
By Thomas J. Carr Illustrative of how states are increasingly relying on interlock ignition devices (IID) to fight drunk driving, the estimated number of currently installed IIDs in vehicles throughout the nation jumped by 17 percent over the year, according …
By Thomas J. Carr NY Has Lowest Rate of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Episodes, MA Has Third Highest The economic downturn appears to have hit the brakes on drunk driving, resulting in a 30 percent decline in self-reported, alcohol-impaired driving episodes between …