Tom McCarty Criminal Defense Drug Sales and DUI Defense Lawyer

- Senior Associate -

Thomas Mccarty, ESQ.

Thomas (Tom) McCarty joined Tait & Hall as a Senior Associate after years of experience in the legal field. Tom, essentially, grew up in a law firm.  His first job was cleaning the bathrooms for his father’s law office in Alaska at 10 years old. Through hard work, he earned his way into a position delivering notarized documents to the court at 12 years old and, later, worked as a firm administratorTom’s connection to the legal field continued into high school where he was captain of his competitive debate team during regional and state-wide competitions and began to develop his oral argument skills.

After college, Tom returned to Alaska to learn law-firm management from his father and spent a year managing the financial and organizational aspects of the firm.  While this was an invaluable experience that prepared him for his future in criminal law, Tom received a very substantial academic scholarship offer from Phoenix School of Law that he could not turn down, and he relocated to Phoenix.

Once out of law school, Tom wanted to pursue his career in criminal law.  He accepted a position as a prosecutor because he knew the training and exposure to heavy caseloads would prepare him quicker and more efficiently than any other route.  In his initial assignments at Maricopa County Superior Court and Justice Courts, Tom rapidly learned the ins and outs of DUI, misdemeanor, and felony litigation and trial practice.  Less than a year after he was hired, Tom was promoted to the Drug Enforcement Bureau where he learned the intricacies of drug sales, drug possession, and drug trafficking cases. Tom was also assigned to numerous complex drug sales cases, including wiretap investigations.

Eventually, Tom wanted to expand his career and use his skill and training for the benefit of the individual person rather than the government’s benefit.  Armed with the intimate knowledge of how law enforcement and prosecution agencies prepare their investigations, Tom can provide exceptional representation to people charged with a wide range of felony and misdemeanor criminal charges.

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  • Founding member of Phoenix School of Law Delta Theta Phi legal fraternity 
  • Extern for Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Warren Granville
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  • Pennsylvania State University
    • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Phoenix School of Law
    • Juris Doctor