Tully, Rinckey & Associates Adds former District Attorney Bureau Chief
August 10, 2006 – Albany, New York – Tully Rinckey PLLC, one of the fastest growing law firms in the Capital Region, has announced the hiring of Thomas J. Carr, Esq. as Counsel. Carr comes to the firm after serving as the Bureau Chief of the Special Victims Unit in the Rensselaer County Office of the District Attorney. He will concentrate his practice in the area of Criminal Defense. With his significant courtroom experience, Carr’s proven litigation techniques and prosecutorial outlook will bolster the firm’s existing Criminal Law practice. This latest addition is part of Tully Rinckey’s ongoing commitment to improving and expanding client services.
Carr, originally from Ireland, was employed with the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin and then with the Department of Defense, Operations and Civilian Employee Bureaus in Galway. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the National University of Ireland. After graduating with honors, Carr worked in the Office of the District Attorney in Brooklyn New York, prosecuting serious crimes, including narcotics and gang violence. Thereafter, Carr entered private practice focusing on Criminal and Civil Litigation, including Family Court, Surrogates Court, Criminal Court, Housing Court, Civil Court and Supreme Court cases. After moving to Delaware County, he was employed as an Assistant District Attorney and was the County’s leading prosecutor for DWI and other alcohol-related offenses. Most recently, as Bureau Chief in the Special Victims Unit in Rensselaer County, Carr regularly handled felony and misdemeanor sex crimes, domestic violence, crimes against children and crimes against the elderly.
Carr decided to join Tully, Rinckey & Associates so that he could apply his wealth of knowledge and experience in the District Attorney offices in the private sector. Carr was impressed with the firm’s level of professionalism and growth. He originally met Mathew Tully, founding partner, when serving as an Assistant District Attorney in Delaware County. Although they were representing opposing sides, Carr said Tully was someone with a certain code of honor and someone he respected. When he found that Tully was looking for an experienced attorney, Carr welcomed the opportunity to come on board.