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Thomas J. Carr, Esq.


  • 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 Defense


  • New York
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • Albany NY

Thomas J. Carr, Esq.

Of Counsel

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.

Case Victories

  1. 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.

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