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Brian Thomas McCarthy

Brian Thomas McCarthy

A life long resident of Long Island, Brian graduated from Villanova University in 1997 and Hofstra University - School of Law in 2000. In 2000, he was appointed as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office by Robert M. Morgenthau. Assigned to a trial bureau, he successfully prosecuted numerous criminal cases, including People v. Rocco Graziosa, where a top count conviction was obtained for the assault of former New York Yankees, David Wells. He successfully conducted long term investigations, including matters involving the FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force. 


In 2004, he joined the law firm of Chalos O'Connor, LLP, where Brian specialized in maritime law, federal criminal defense, civil litigation and administrative law. He has tired criminal cases in numerous  federal District Courts and is admitted to the bar of the State of New York, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Knowledge and Experience

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With more than 19 years experience in the fields of civil and criminal litigation, maritime law, environmental law and administrative law, Brian has earned a reputation for excellence.

Proven Track Record

Publications & Reported Decisions

Sharon A. Kahn & Brian T. McCarthy, AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT IN THE BANKING INDUSTRY: RIPE FOR A CHANGE, 17 Hofstra Lab. & Emp. L.J. 195 (Fall 1999) (cited in Kroske v. US Bank Corp, 432 F.3d 976 (9th Cir. 2005); Goonan v. FRB, 916 F.Supp.2d 470 (S.D.N.Y. 2013); Steverson v. FRB, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 56970 (S.D. Ohio 2012); Ewing v. Fed. Home Loan Bank, 645 F.Supp.2d 707 (S.D. Iowa 2009); James v. NRB, 471 F.Supp.2d 226 (E.D.N.Y. 2007)).


Wilmina Shipping SA v. US Dep't Homeland Security, 934 F.Supp.2d 1 (D.D.C. 2013).

U.S. v. Diana Shipping Servs. SA , 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 170416 (E.D.Va. 2013).

U.S. v. Target Ship Management Ltd., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 58355 (S.D. Ala. 2012).

Hunter v. Sotero Defense Solutions, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10356 (E.D. Wash. 2012).

People v. Graziosa, 195 Misc.2d 732, 761 N.Y.S.2d 466 (N.Y. Ct. 2003).

People v. Graziosa, 194 Misc.2d 799, 756 N.Y.S.2d 825 (N.Y. Ct. 2003).