Brian T. McCarthy

Long Island
3 Dakota Drive
Suite 300
Lake Success, NY 11042

Tel: (516) 328-2300
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Brian T. McCarthy


Brian T. McCarthy is a partner at Abrams Fensterman, LLP.

Mr. McCarthy focuses his practice on Estate Litigation, Criminal Law, Admiralty and Maritime Law.

In 2000, Mr. McCarthy 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, Mr. McCarthy joined a Port Washington based law firm, where he specialized in maritime law, federal criminal defense, civil litigation and administrative law.

In 2014, he opened the Law Office of Brian Thomas McCarthy, PLLC, which specialized in estate litigation, criminal law and maritime and admiralty law.

Mr. McCarthy has tried criminal cases in numerous federal District Courts and is admitted to the bar of the State of New York as well as the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York – 2001
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York – 2003
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York – 2003


  • Hofstra University, JD, 2000
  • Villanova University, Bachelor of Arts, 1997

Honors and Awards

  • Corpus Juris Secundum Award – Civil Procedure


  • Co-Authored Op-Ed piece for New York Law Journal titled, "2018: The Year New York Implements Meaningful Criminal Justice Reform?" (January 2018)
  • Co-authored an article for the New York State Bar Association Journal titled, " Proving Diminished Mental Capacity Post-Death" (January 2017)
  • 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)).

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Suffolk County Bar Association, member