He carries a varied caseload consisting of criminal matters, including DWI cases, building violations cases, land use and zoning matters, will, trusts and estate matters, and real estate matters. He also does pro bono work. Carl has volunteered his legal services to the Retreat, the Ladies’ Village Improvement Society, and the Amagansett Life-Saving Station Society, Inc. He also provides indigent defense as a member of the felony panel of the Suffolk County Assigned Counsel Plan.Carl graduated from the National College of DUI Defense Summer Session at Harvard University School of Law in 2014. This summer program focused on the technical legal issues that clients need when charged with DWI/DUI.
Carl is Director of the East Hampton chapter of Lions Club International, an international service organization. He also served, from 2011-2015, as the Secretary of the Eastern Long Island Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, an international non-profit dedicated to the preservation of public beach access and clean water.
Carl received the 2014 “Leadership in Law- Partner Award” from Long Island Business News for “individuals whose leadership, both in the legal profession and in the community, has had a positive impact on Long Island.”
Prior to entering private practice, Carl served as Deputy Town Attorney for the Town of East Hampton. He was appointed to a two-year term. Before his promotion to Deputy Town Attorney, he served as an Assistant Town Attorney.
As Deputy Town Attorney, he provided legal counsel to the Town Board, the various departments, committees, and most notably as Counsel to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Also as Deputy Town Attorney, Carl assisted the Town Attorney managing the Town Attorney’s Office and providing counsel to the Town Board at numerous Town Board meetings and during several different litigations. He also prosecuted Town Code violations and quality of life issues in Justice Court.
Prior to the Town Attorney’s Office, Carl had a distinguished tenure of almost nine years as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City in the Office of Robert T. Johnson, Bronx County District Attorney. Carl received the Distinguished Service Award from the District Attorney in 2010.
Carl graduated from Villanova Law School in 2001. He was a member of the Environmental Law Society. During that time, he was an intern for the Honorable Marjorie O. Rendell, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
He was also an intern at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; the Frauds Bureau of the Office of the Honorable Robert M. Morgenthau, New York County District Attorney; and for the Honorable Judges Bruce M. Allen and Michael J. Obus, both of the Supreme Court of New York County.
Carl attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in Environmental Studies and American History. He wrote his senior thesis in Environmental Studies, titled “Westhampton Beach: A Case Study in Coastal Erosion.” He was a Varsity Letter winner as an oarsman on the Heavyweight Crew, and won the esteemed Jack R. McSorely Memorial Award in 1996, for being the teammate with the “unique ability to inject humor into the intensely competitive environment of Pennsylvania Rowing.” The team was the Ivy League champion in 1996. He also hosted a popular radio program.
Carl has been interviewed by WABC- Eyewitness News 7, The East Hampton Star, The Independent, 27east.com, The Riverhead News Review, Newsday, the Legal Talk Network, LTV- East Hampton, and by East Hampton Patch.
Carl is also a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association and the Maritime Law Association of the United States. Carl is admitted to practice in New York State and in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
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